What do the publishing system, research integrity, work-life balance, academic recognition, equal opportunities, promoting team science, implementing open data policies have in common? They are all part of research culture! Our modern academic system can foster doubtful practices. Nevertheless, positive change in our working environments is possible. Sign up to one of the next "We Scientists 2035" workshops and let’s co-create manageable first steps towards a healthier research culture!
At the "We Scientists Shape Science" meeting in January 2017, 200 researchers and key players from the Swiss research landscape met to discuss the issues relating to Swiss research culture in Switzerland.
As part of SCNAT’s ongoing commitment to research culture issues, we have adapted the UK Royal Society’s "" workshops. The workshops use speculative design scenarios to encourage novel thinking about what an idealised research culture would look like in 2035. Through discussions and a series of brainstorming activities, you will be equipped to start with small positive changes.
The workshops are open to researchers of all career stages as well as academic support staff (e.g. careers offices and technicians).
We Scientists 2035 Workshop Day - with Jacques Dubochet
Do you work in a scientific research institution? Are you frustrated with aspects of current research culture, such as the pressure to “publish or perish”, the reproducibility crisis, climbing the academic ladder and persistent gender biases? Do you want to shape the culture that you work in? Join us on the 7th of February, 2019 at the University of Lausanne for an afternoon of «We Scientists 2035 Workshops». Let’s make small changes today for a better research culture tomorrow!
OpenCon Switzerland 2018
OpenCon is a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education and Open Data, develop critical skills and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information – from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data.
Life Sciences Postdoc Day 2018
The annual PDD has been re-invented and expanded in 2018 to focus on scientific collaboration and transitioning from postdoctoral fellowships into future careers. PDD is followed on September 15th by Innovation Day, which provides more opportunities for those seeking networks between academia, industry, and clinical medicine. Together, these two days form the first "Open Innovation in Life Sciences" conference.