Special Issue

Every month, EuroScientist releases a Special Issue. These can be sponsored.

Ethics, values and culture driving research

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. Read more [...]
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ESOF 2014

What can a conference like this one bring to you? Those among our readers who have a sweet tooth will agree that such events can be compared to the cherry on the cake of academic life. Once every two years, it is time to enjoy a stimulating flow of discussions. Participants are guaranteed to have fruitful encounters with other people from various horizons. They may not be like-minded but, at least, share similar concerns about European science, policy or science communication. This is what ESOF 2014 is about! Read more [...]
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Open Innovation

Welcome to this special issue of the EuroScientist focusing on open innovation! This issue brings you a high-level perspective on the shift occuring within research that is bringing open science and open innovation. We then peer into the recipes that can make open innovation work in an industrial setting.This special issue also provides an opinion piece on what happens when the economic power has full control over research and innovation budgets,as is the case in Spain, the UK and Austria. And finally, we give the last word to evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel, who shares his views through a podcast on the nature of creativity. Read more [...]
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Why sharing matters

Welcome to this special edition of the EuroScientist looking into how sharing practices are affecting research and innovation. And why sharing matters! You will find, in our lead article, a wealth of information concerning the impact that the technology has had on sharing practices. We also look into the limitations of current sharing practices, despite the unprecedented availability of technologies to make collaborations happen. Read more [...]
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Research evaluation

Welcome to this special issue of the EuroScientist focusing on the evolving solution for research evaluation! The very existence of scientific career progression hinges on researchers being judged by their peers. Yet, technology is bringing disruption in what was until now a well-oiled peer-review system. The upcoming generation of scientists is likely to be evaluated through an evolved versions of peer-review. Read more [...]
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Science Career

Not having a defined career structure, is for many scientists in Europe today, a frustrating reality. This special issue of the Euroscientist explores key elements of the state of scientific careers in Europe to help our readers define their own career strategy. It features views from expert on how the changes in society, affected by both technology and the recession, are changing the nature of work practices. It also focuses on what remains to be done for scientists to be able work seamlessly across the European continent. And it also discusses issues facing those who wish to stay in academia and those who are seeking opportunities outside. Read more [...]
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The future of science education

Many of our readers would change their science education, should they have the opportunity to do so. This Special Issue of the Euroscientist is your chance to share your views on how you would like to educational system evolve. To give you food for thoughts, we offer you some selected view points from across a panel of experts currently shaping the future of science education. Read more [...]
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Research Austerity

Austerity has taken its toll on European research, and particularly on scientists from Southern Europe. In this special issue, we bring you an analysis of the impact such conditions have had on scientists who stayed and on those who were forced to emigrate. We also bring you testimonies of researchers sharing their experience of navigating the troubled waters of recession, when it comes to maintaining a seemingly steady research career path. Read more [...]
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