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Science needs an improved science culture desperately. That's why the improvement of how science is done and how it relates to society is central to the commitment by the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

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  • 05.08.2020
  • Annuncio di lavoro

2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter im Bereich Regionalentwicklung und immaterielles Kulturerbe im EU-Projekt „Living ICH - Grenzüberschreitende Governance-Instrumente zur Wertschätzung und Erhaltung eines lebendigen immateriellen kulturellen Erbes“

Das Institut für Regionalentwicklung sucht zwei ambitionierte und engagierte Mitarbeiter für das Interreg Italien Schweiz Projekt "Living ICH - Grenzüberschreitende Governance-Instrumente zur Wertschätzung und Erhaltung eines lebendigen immateriellen kulturellen Erbes".

Das Projekt wird im Herbst 2020 beginnen und lokale Verwaltungen und Gemeinden im Grenzgebiet zwischen diesen Ländern einbeziehen, um deren Bewusstsein und Wissen über die Verwaltung und Valorisierung des grenzüberschreitenden immateriellen Kulturerbes zu erhöhen.
European University Association 2019 report cover
  • 2019
  • Parere

Reflections on University Research Assessment: key concepts, issues and actors

From briefing:"This briefing is the first step towards EUA’s commitment to raise awareness and support universities by providing an overview of the key concepts, issues and actors involved in research assessment. It provides the state of play and connects discussions among researchers, universities and other research performing organisations, research funders and policymakers."
Scientists for Future
  • 12.12.2019
  • Notizie

Unter 1000 mach’ ich’s nicht! Verzicht auf Kurzstreckenflüge unterschreiben

Die Bewegung «Scientists for Future» ruft mit der Selbstverpflichtung «Unter 1000 mach’ ich’s nicht!» Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler auf, auf dienstliche Kurzstreckenflüge bis 1000 Kilometer zu verzichten, wenn die Reise mit alternativen Verkehrsmitteln in maximal 12 Stunden durchführbar ist. Auch für Privatpersonen und Unternehmen gibt es eine Initiative dazu.
We Scientists Shape Science 3
  • 2017
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Relazione di conferenza

Conclusions at the Congress «We Scientists Shape Science»

At the science congress «We Scientists Shape Science» 26/27 January 2017 in Bern over 200 researchers and key players in the Swiss science landscape decided upon first steps towards improving science.
Open Science in Switzerland: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 2019
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Foglio informativo

Open Science in Switzerland: Opportunities and Challenges

This Factsheet contains recommendations to shape Open Access and Open Data so that they foster scientific progress and benefit society in Switzerland.
Simone Schürle and Jacques Dubochet
  • 25.06.2019
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Notizie

Simone Schürle on Shaping a Sustainable Research Culture

The results of my discussions at the «We Scientists 2035» workshop revealed that one of the problems with scientific culture widely experienced by participants, is growing pressure. The workshop this year in Lausanne, organized by the Swiss Academy of Sciences, brought together natural scientists from different career stages to discuss novel ideas about research culture and generate concrete actions for how it might be improved.
Carbon Footprint Science
  • 04.06.2019
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Notizie

“Now that you have the support, you should be able to do more”

What is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by scientists travelling for business, particularly by plane? This was the issue to be discussed at the morning conference «Decarb science! But how?» ahead of the SCNAT Delegate Assembly on 24 May. The colossal scale of the problem lies in the fact that it requires a change in scientific culture. Ultimately, there are no straightforward answers: a creative, nuanced approach is what is needed.
EUA briefing Research Assessment cover
  • 2019
  • Parere
  • Relazione

EUA briefing: Reflections on University Research Assessment

This briefing is the first step towards EUA’s commitment to raise awareness and support universities by providing an overview of the key concepts, issues and actors involved in research assessment. It provides the state of play and connects discussions among researchers, universities and other research performing organisations, research funders and policymakers.
Report cover "Creativity in the Sciences"
  • 2018
  • Royal Irish Academy
  • Relazione

Creativity in the sciences

The Royal Irish Academy’s Culture and Heritage Working Group has undertaken to generate position papers highlighting modes of creativity associated with public culture, public institutions and vernacular culture.
Academia aims to reduce its own CO₂ emissions (in German)
  • 2019
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Articolo

Academia aims to reduce its own CO₂ emissions

Researchers fly all over the world to take part in conferences and exchange ideas face-to-face. And they often do so without thinking about the impact on our climate. But if the oncologist Daniel Helbling has his way, that will soon change. We look at three initiatives from scientists who are keen to improve the sustainability of their own disciplines.
Royal Society logo
  • 2018
  • The Royal Society
  • Altro

UK Royal Society page on Research Culture

The website of the UK's Royal Society on Research Culture
Beyond impact factor conference 2018
  • 30.11.2018
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Notizie

Inadequate science evaluation: a call for change, also in research culture

This international conference held on 21 November 2018 in Bern highlighted the limitations of current metrics in capturing scientific quality and introduced elements of alternative assessment approaches.
Minutes of the Workshop on Open Data and Data Management 2018
  • 2018
  • Relazione di conferenza

Open Data and Data Management – Issues and Challenges

Organised by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the one-day workshop on Open Data and Data Management gathered around 120 participants on Monday, 29 October 2018 in Berne. Globally, it was a very successful event enabling the sharing of partially contrasting opinions on the topic by all involved parties. The main outcome is that a general practice cannot be followed, because each scientific field has its specific needs and limitations.
Zur Diskussion: Qualität vor Quantität
  • 2018
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze umane e sociali
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Brochure/volantino

Zur Diskussion: Qualität vor Quantität

Mit dem New Science Regime bestimmen seit der Jahrhundertwende der Wettbewerb und die Leistungsmessung die wissenschaftliche Praxis. Zunehmend stellt sich die Frage, ob der Output hinreichend nach wissenschaftlichen Prinzipien validiert und diskutiert wird. Auf internationaler und nationaler Ebene werden daher seit geraumer Zeit Alternativen zu den dem New Science Regime zugrunde liegenden Steuerungsmechanismen entwickelt. Längst ist bekannt, was zu tun ist, um eine qualitativ hochstehende, originelle und kreative Forschung zu fördern – ein Richtungswechsel ist angezeigt und dieser muss von den Forschenden selbst eingeleitet werden.
Change: Wandel in der Wissenschaftskultur
  • 15.10.2018
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze umane e sociali
  • Accademia svizzera di scienze naturali
  • Comunicato stampa

La qualité avant la quantité

Le système de recherche se développe parce que la productivité est récompensée. Ce qui fait sens pour l’économie peut conduire à des incitations négatives dans la science. La qualité des résultats scientifiques ne peut parfois plus être suffisamment assurée. Tout particulièrement en cette période de « fake news », la confiance dans la science ne doit pas être compromise. Dans une récente publication, l'Académie suisse des sciences humaines et sociales et l'Académie des sciences naturelles plaident pour la qualité avant la quantité.