This article evidences results from ESOF 2020, by having travel grantees telling their personal experiences as early-career researchers.
Huge issues are facing our societies; climate change, antimicrobial resistance, feeding a growing population, resource shortages and pollution to name a few. Humanity is going to need the best people doing the best research in order for us to find ways to meet these challenges.
This issue will dive into the darkest corner of what scientific minds are capable of contriving to get to the goal of being funded and progressing in their career. By reading this special issue, you will find out the damage inflicted on science by scientists neglecting to follow the very essence of scientific endeavour, based on integrity. One lesson is clear. Regardless of personal responsibility, it is essential to examine the failings of the scientific process in the context of the values and the culture influencing scientists.
A quick look at the back catalogue of the EuroScientist provides an illustration of the wide range of issues that affect the working lives of scientists today. Previous articles have covered research evaluation, the open access movement, career structures and responsible innovation, among many others. These issues are often dealt with individually—and rightly so given their complexity. But considered as a whole, they help to make up a culture. And scientists must work within this culture to do what they set out to do: usually, to produce high quality, ethical research that is of benefit to society.
Why some researchers are using ‘serious games’ to engage stakeholders in complicated decisions.
Research is one of the most important roles the academic and scientific community plays in society. It helps us to understand more about the world and our place in it. For students, graduate research programs are the best place to begin their careers Read more […]
By Eoin Galligan Introduction The university research sector has experienced major change over the last 10 or so years. Key funding programmes such as Horizon 2020, changed the traditional outcomes of research, with new vocabulary such as ‘impact’ Read more […]
Our society has come to heavily depend upon the advancements in healthcare brought about by clinical research. Without decades of medical research and clinical trials, thousands of treatments and medications would not be available. Presumably, nearly Read more […]
In this episode, Aleš Vaupotič shares his perspectives on the world of digital humanities and its impact in the society.
In this podcast, José V. Siles from NASA explains how scientific balloons are flown and operated from Anctartica.
This article shows how COVID19 triggered changes in research culture and how science and technology helped to improve our quality of life.
This podcast explores how frontier research in physics is about questions that tie back into a philosophical discussion on us – one of the great mysteries of the universe.