Fake news is everywhere. Science-related pseudo facts have taken over the gossip sites and social media. And we are only at the beginning of an uphill battle to set the record straight. In this contribution, Melissa Hoover, shares her investigation on how people’s response to fake news makes it easier for such inaccurate stories to propagate at a rate that is way more important than fact-based news. Continue reading here.
On 3rd October 2017, 13:30 CET
“Open science”: never has a term been interpreted in so many different ways. The diversity of perspectives may reflect the paradigm shift in how science is done, which is encoded in these words. ‘Open science’ encompasses open access to journals, sharing of scientific data, easy reproducibility, and transparency in research evaluation, among many other aspects. Future perspectives include the “uberisation” of science, and the harnessing of social networks mechanisms in research. In this webinar, we will rely on important actors in the process of opening science to put order among these ideas. We will try to understand where academia is going, and how to engage more scholars in open science.
Making science count in policy making
The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, will be hosting a round-table with the participation of representatives of the most important stakeholders :
- Julie Sainz, Policy Officer at the European Commission, Unit C.2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
- Ivo Grigorov, marine science researcher and member of the FOSTER project to promote open science education among researchers
- Eva Méndez, professor of Information Science and member of the EC’s Open Science Policy Platform
- Sascha Friesike, researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, focus on how technology can help in opening science and the role it can play in creative processes
The round table will be moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (physicist, freelance science journalist for Nature, El Periódico, and other outlets).
The event is free but registration is required HERE.
Dissemination is more a more a must to do in the world of research.
It can take very different, original, unpredictable and funny forms, like a musical parody.
If you are a music – dance lover, you will enjoy doing it (or watching it).
A webinar on how to turn your actions into jazzy short videos for social media will be hold on May 22nd at 5pm CET/Brussels time (run by Laure Kervyn, a filmmaker who has worked with 350.org and loads of other cool folks!)
If you’d like to join, please email to Laure Kervyn firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you back info on how to join and any preparation closer to the time