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