We Scientists 2035

We Scientists 2035 Workshop Day

Small changes today for better research tomorrow

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.

The"We Scientists 2035" were to designed to co-create manageable first steps towards a healthier research culture!

As part of SCNAT’s ongoing commitment to research culture issues, we have adapted the UK Royal Society’s "Visions of 2035" 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).

You can run your own workshop by downloading the facilitator pack here.

Find out what ideal futures and novel ideas previous workshop participants have come up with by looking at Shaping Science: how to start.

We Scientists 2035 workshop day at University of Lausanne (Feb 2019)

Past events

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  • 07.02.2019

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!
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  • 30.11.2018

We Scientists 2035 @ Swiss Geosciences Meeting 2018

We are offering the "We Scientists 2035" workshop on research culture as part of the Swiss Geosciences Meeting 2018.
OpenCon Switzerland 2018
  • 21.09.2018

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.


Tania Jenkins

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  • 2020

Shaping Science: how to start

The We Scientists 2035 workshops were initiated by SCNAT to call upon researchers to re-imagine a better, healthier research culture.
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  • 2019

We Scientists 2035 Facilitator Pack

This is the facilitator pack for people who would like to replicate the We Scientists 2035 workshop.