Interviews

A scientist’s opinion Interview with Colleen Campbell about Open access

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Colleen Campbell about Open access

Open access, a scientist's opinion Interview with Colleen Campbell, Co-Director of Egenis, the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences. Are you involved with PlanS directly and if so, how? I have no official role in PlanS, but I coordinate the global Open Access 2020 (OA2020) Initiative and our objectives for achieving full ...

A scientist’s opinion Interview with Liz Ferguson about Open access

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Liz Ferguson about Open access

Open access, a scientist's opinion Interview with Liz Ferguson, VP for Editorial Development in Wiley’s Global Research division. Wiley is the biggest publisher to have embraced open access on a large‑scale through the DEAL agreement. Is this the blueprint for other transformative agreements? We are very pleased with the DEAL agreement, which is unique to ...

A scientist’s opinion Interview with Sabina Leonelli about Open access

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sabina Leonelli about Open access

Open access, a scientist's opinion Interview with Sabina Leonelli, Co-Director of Egenis, the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences. How are you involved in Plan S? I am a Plan S ambassador. This is an independent role and does not imply being aligned with everything cOAlition S proposes. As ambassadors, we are tasked with presenting ...

Martin Emmer ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Martin Emmer about e-Governance

Our understanding of citizenship is not based on a definition that refers to formal membership of a person to a nation or political entity, but more generally on the self-perception of individuals in relation to any nation or entity they may belong to.

Ott Velsberg ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Ott Velsberg about e-Governance

Increased quality of service, the lack of bureaucracy, and the ease of interacting with the government directly benefit the business and citizens.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Pete Iannetta about Legumes popularity

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Pete Ianetta about Legumes popularity

Legumes are healthy foods in their own right, which also help to improve soil quality. Nevertheless, grain legumes account for only 1-4% of crop rotation. Pete Iannetta, a molecular ecologist at the James Hutton Institute, believes the humble bean might be the key to a more holistic and caring society.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Bálint Balázs about Legumes popularity

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Bálint Balázs about Legumes popularity

Despite their nutritional value, legumes are deeply underrated. Bálint Balázs, senior researcher at ESSR, a research facility based in Hungary, explains the importance of growing and eating legumes. Beans, for example, are associated with poverty, but at the end of the day, they could save the planet.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi about Media literacy

Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Walter Quattrociocchi, head of the Laboratory of Data and Complexity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. How would you define media literacy? The definition varies greatly depending on the problem that you are trying to solve. Media literacy is invoked as a decisive tool with respect to the ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jenni Sargent about Media literacy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jenni Sargent about Media literacy

Media literacy, a scientist's opinion Interview with Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft. What is your definition of media literacy? It's very difficult because I'm one of the most vocal critics of the expression media literacy. I worry that it can be patronising because it ignores the fact that many of the attempts to ...

A scientist's opinion : Interview with Dr Iwa Salami about the Libra Project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Iwa Salami about the Libra Project

Libra project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Iwa Salami, senior lecturer in financial law and regulation at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. How could the introduction of Libra (without regulatory interventions) impact the financial system (maybe also in connection to the recent critical ECB position)? With Facebook’s ...