Mike Schäfer & Jing Zeng on the particularities of conspiracy theories on COVID-19, how to face them, and what role science communicators play while doing so.
In this interview with Teresa Völker, Prof. Villa talks about the initiative “Nicht-Semster” (calling for a cancellation of the regular spring semester during the Corona crisis) and how the crisis impacts the infrastructure of the german higher education system.
Computational models can show how processess will behave in non-linear ways, but these demonstrations are very simplistic and do not consider all factors that influence the dynamic in reality.
René von Schomberg on Responsible Innovation and its dimension of societal impact.
Prof. Lupia on the value of social science, its responsibilities, potentials and application.
A driving force for Latin America’s research infrastructure: The São Paulo Research Foundation
Pascale Ehrenfreund on the role of maintenance-intensive infrastructures, CC licenses, and the internet in the research of the DLR.
Marion Poetz on what it takes to foster innovation in Science and how to make it more interesting for companies and organizations.
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.
Martin Kowarsch’s take on the difficulties of global scientific assessments.
Michele Acuto about designing global networks of scientific policy advice and how to make them work.
Ellen Hazelkorn takes a look at the accuracy of university rankings from an international perspective.
In this interview, Heather Ford (Senior Lecturer at UNSW) talks about chances and pitfalls of making African research more visible.
Peter Kraker on Google Dataset Discovery, the open science movement, and his #DontLeaveItToGoogle campaign.
Nick Fowler and Gerard Meijer on the future of Open Access in Germany. Will the negotiations continue?
Classical and large institutions of liberal democracy like politics and the media are increasingly less trusted. What about science?
Wanda Jones explains how to promote good scientific practices and what universities could do to integrate them into their curricula.
Elmar Doppelfeld explains why promoting ethics in science is a challenge that must be tackled on a european level.
Annette Birkeland explains, how an efficient strategy of promoting good scientific practice should look like.
Search for the truth, but also provide contributions to problem-solving and make reliable predictions.
What should a scientist do if he or she realized that there is an error in research? What kind of implications can this have on their future career?
An interview with Kai Chan and his strategies to seek the combination of both kinds of impacts.
“Scientists who oversell their results are a big problem for science.”
Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson researches the Earth’s structure. In his opinion, scientists have to care more about informing their findings to policymakers.
Open Science advocate Shakib Wassey tells how a digital platform for open scientific publication and interactive evaluation could change scientific publishing.
3 questions to Jeremy M. Berg about the future of scholarly publishing.