We Scientists Shape Science

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

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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.

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:

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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».

Wordle Let's live science culture
  • 19.05.2017

Let’s live science culture

At the congress «We Scientists Shape Science» on January 2017, more than 200 scientists stated how science should evolve. How do we carry these ideas into the labs? How will we improve science culture in our daily scientific work? And how can we merge initiatives by institutions and the commitment of us scientists?
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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