Workshops «We Scientists 2035»

Small changes today for better research tomorrow

Workshop We Scientists 2035
Image: SCNAT
Workshop We Scientists 2035
Workshop We Scientists 2035 (Image: SCNAT)

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 "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).

  • Event series

Feb 7
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  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Discussion
  • Workshop
  • Ecublens

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!
Nov 30
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  • Workshop
  • Bern

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.
Sep 21
Sep 22
OpenCon Switzerland 2018
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Conference
  • Bern

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.
Sep 14
Life Sciences PostDoc Day 2018
  • Conference
  • Zürich

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.



Swiss Academy of Sciences


Dr. Tania Jenkins
Forum for Genetic Research
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern


Workshop We Scientists 2035

We Scientists Shape Science

Let’s start to change what it means to be a scientist and the way and the framework in which science is conducted.