We Scientists Shape Science

Science has become a lot bigger and faster. Join our effort to make it better.

we scientists shape science
we scientists shape science
we scientists shape science

We want science to be creative, solid, open, helpful for society and a good career opportunity for the talented youth. Let’s start to change what it means to be a scientist and the way and the framework in which science is conducted. It is us scientists who need to change science.

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ProClim Flash 67: Bâtissons des ponts
  • 2017
  • ProClim
  • Articolo

Bâtissons des ponts

Reto Knutti, Professeur de physique climatique, EPF de Zurich
ProClim Flash 67: Kommunikation über Klimawandel – wie kann sie gelingen?
  • 2017
  • ProClim
  • Articolo

Communiquer sur le climat

Voici comment y parvenir
Marcel Tanner, a professor for epidemiology and medical parasitology at the University of Basel, was the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel from 1997 to 2015. From 1981 to 1984 he ran the outside facility of the Swiss TPH in Ifakara in Tanzania (today the Ifakara Health Institute). He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Neuchâtel and the University of Brisbane. Since 2016 he has presided over the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
  • 03.12.2017
  • Notizie

NZZ am Sonntag: So verschwenden die Unis Talente

An der ETH Zürich musste das Institut für Astronomie schliessen, weil eine Professorin ihre Doktoranden schikanierte. Der Fall ist krass, doch das Wissenschaftssystem der Schweiz hat grundsätzliche Probleme: gestresste Doktoranden, Heerscharen hochqualifizierter Forscher, die niemand braucht, und selbstherrliche Professoren.
Joint ICSU-ISSC meeting, Taipei, October 2017
  • 26.10.2017
  • ICSU
  • Notizie

Global voice for the natural and social sciences and the humanities

More than 180 national and international science organisations decided on 26 October 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, to create a global umbrella organisation for the natural and social sciences and the humanities: the International Science Council. This represents the merger of the two organisations International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC).
Superscientist saves science, in Horizons
Immagine: David Boller
Superscientist saves science, in Horizons
Superscientist saves science, in Horizons (Immagine: David Boller)

Superheroes or super teams?

Many scientists and science administrators agree: the rating of scientists should not rely on their publication list alone, but take into account several aspects of their scientific work: discovering, publishing, teaching, communicating, translating science into action etc. However, can an individual be excellent in all of this? Does she or he have the time to do it properly? Or should science and the evaluation of scientific merits be more based on team efforts? How? The Superhero story in the magazine Horizons (09/2017) challenges the traditional way in which science is fostering certain scientists – and not others. What is your view? Pls write us.

Congress «We Scientists Shape Science»

Over 200 scientists debated on how to improve science at the congress «We Scientists Shape Science» in January 2017. Read their conclusions, track the implementation and learn more on these pressing issues:


Time for Research

How can we shift science from producing ever more and more to creating in-depth and meaningful research?
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Space for Creativity

How can we increase the prospects to achieve real new insights?
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Scientific Career

How can we grant scientists with early independence? How can we foster diversity in science?
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Scientific Practice

How can we maintain and improve good scientific practice?
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Open Science

How can we ensure that science builds on the entire body of research?
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Science in Society

How and on which foundation do we as scientists act in society?

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About the portal

So that science remains the best method to gain knowledge, we need to improve it. The web portal provides information on pressing issues and on the science congress «We Scientists Shape Science».

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
  • 2017

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

A new European code of conduct defines the guidelines for research integrity. The concise compilation was drafted by selected experts of the umbrella organisation of 59 academies in 40 Council of Europe countries – the All European Academies (ALLEA). As a reference document of the European Commission, it will be binding for all researchers with project funding from the European Research Framework Programme. The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences substantially contributed to the revised version of the document.

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