Pascale Ehrenfreund on the role of maintenance-intensive infrastructures, CC licenses, and the internet in the research of the DLR.
Setting up new infrastructures would play an important role in preventing best-trained African researchers from emigrating. The physicist Prosper Ngabonziza states that having a synchrotron light source would be very beneficial for the continent as a whole.
We would all like a truly global research infrastructure, in much the same way as many would like world peace and global democracy. The point really is that we wouldn’t just like it, we need it.
Science as we know it today would be simply impossible without a multitude of critical services that enable scientists to connect and to collaborate, to share and to disseminate knowledge. These infrastructures often remain in the background and only become visible when they no longer work. But what kind of infrastructure fits the demands of increasingly networked research? Who should build it and make it available? Who may use it and who may not? Our next dossier will deal with the topic of research infrastructure. Join us on the search for answers in the upcoming weeks!
What is this blog about?
This blog is not about actual elephants, it is about science.
But we are not covering the latest findings in elementary particle physics or essays on Luhmann’s system theory. This blog is about those untackled problems in science that everyone sees but nobody talks about.
Looked at in this way, this blog is about elephants after all: Elephants in the lab. One by one we will spot these elephants and discuss ways to tackle them and as we go along. And: Every post on this blog is actually citable with a separate DOI.
Adrián A. Díaz-Faes analyses four dimensions of twitter metrics around science in a quantitative study.
Fecher and Kobsda introduce the Research Impact Canvas – a structured guide to plan science communication activities.
Marion Poetz on what it takes to foster innovation in Science and how to make it more interesting for companies and organizations.
Evgeny Bobrov on strategies and approaches to increase the value of biomedical research.
Gregor Hagedorn, the initiator of Science for Future, explains how Scientists for Future uses a pro-active form of science communication to draw attention to global challenges.
How to support scientists in increasing the visibility and impact of their research? Tamika Heiden shows insights from her work.
Prevention of power abuse and supervision conflicts should be considered as a matter of good scientific practice, argues the doctoral researchers network N² in their postition paper. Jonathan Stefanowski explains how this can be done.
Adopting common guidelines is not enough for setting up a system of global ethics. Miltos Ladikas explains what else is needed.
Doing research and getting paid for it is fantastic, but how to do that sustainably? Kalle Korhonen tells you how to maintain the interest of research funders.