science communication

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EU project : NEWSERA

Citizen science (CS) initiatives are changing the paradigm of science communication (SC). Not only the embedded bottom-up methodology takes into account people’s needs, aligning science to society, but empowers citizens to become science communicators. Moreover, launching a citizen science project requires the creation of a complex ecosystem, in which the participation of quadruple helix stakeholders ...

Workshop in Milan : Techno-Scientific expertise and disinformation

Workshop in Milan : Techno-Scientific expertise and disinformation

Last Friday 14th February, the European Science-Media Hub was presented at the workshop ‘Eclissi della verità o crisi della delega tecnocratica: expertise techno-scientifiche, fake news e pratiche mediali’, organised by the Italian Society of  Science and Technology Studies (STS Italia) in cooperation with the interdisciplinary network of SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) of Milano Politecnico ...

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 ...

Europe leads the way in the transition to open access publishing: what is at stake?

Europe leads the way in the transition to open access publishing : what is at stake?

Open access publications will be exceeding 43 000 journals in 2020 thanks to a push by some research funders. Critics object on grounds of sustainability, tight timelines and restrictions that look unsuitable for social sciences.

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 ...

Fabiana Zollo Interviewed by Mićo Tatalović about the QUEST Project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Fabiana Zollo about the QUEST project

We are now working to determine the state-of-the-art of science communication on social media. We are following and analysing data from more than 680 Twitter accounts, 490 Facebook pages and 390 YouTube channels that aims at communicating science in 7 countries: Germany, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, UK.

The QUEST for better science communication in Europe

The QUEST for better science communication in Europe

A major new EU research project is mapping the state of science communication through journalism, social media and museums in several European countries. The goal is to inform future efforts based on a better understanding of communicating science, as well as to produce guides on best practice.

Sarah Rachael Davies Interviewed by Interviewed by Mićo Tatalović about the QUEST Project about the QUEST Project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sarah Rachael Davies about the QUEST project

Journalism generally is undergoing significant structural changes, as legacy media find it harder to survive. Traditional science reporting is under intense pressure.

QUEST EU project ESMH

EU Project : QUEST

Science Communication (SciCom) plays a key role in addressing today’s societal challenges. To be effective, it must be conceived as multi-directional communication, involving scientists, policy-makers, journalists, other communications actors and citizens. On one side, scientists produce research results but are not always equipped to communicate efficiently to the public and to policy-makers. On the other, ...