Cardiff University is a signatory of DORA, the Declaration on Research Assessment

Cardiff University is a signatory of DORA, the Declaration on Research Assessment

Professor Nora de Leeuw MAE, Pro-Vice Chancellor, International and Europe, announced that Cardiff University is a signatory of DORA during the international conference ‘The future of research: assessing the impact of Plan S’, co-organised by Cardiff University, KU Leuven and the AE Cardiff Hub


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The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

Plan S requires publications funded by public grants to be published in Open Access journals or platforms from 2021. An international symposium, organised by the AE Cardiff Hub with KU Leuven Libraries, assesses the impact of Plan S on researchers, research-intensive institutions, societies and publishers.

Dr Matthew DiFranco during the open discussions

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Evidence-informed policy: a Norwegian perspective

Evidence-informed policy: a Norwegian perspective

A seminar hosted by Academia Europaea Bergen Hub assesses the findings of the SAPEA report ‘Making sense of science for policy’ and reflects on what insights might be applied to science advice in Norway


The Academia Europaea Bergen Hub has hosted a successful seminar in Oslo, in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.  The seminar, held on 4th November at the House of Literature, assessed the findings of the recent SAPEA report, Making sense of science for policy and reflected on what insights might be applied to the science advice process in Norway.

Prof Eystein Jansen, Director of the AE Bergen Hub, welcomes all to the seminar
Prof Eystein Jansen, Director of the AE Bergen Hub, welcomes all to the seminar

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Professor Ole Petersen is appointed editor-in-chief of American Physiological Society new journal, ‘Function’

Professor Ole Petersen is appointed editor-in-chief of American Physiological Society new journal, ‘Function’

Our director, Professor Ole Petersen, has been appointed Founding Editor-in-Chief of Function, the newest American Physiological Society publication. The appointment is an important landmark in the development of APS’ new journal, which is scheduled to launch in 2020.

Prof Petersen appointed Editor-in-Chief of 'Function'
Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of AE Cardiff Hub, is appointed Founding Editor-in-Chief of Function

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‘Making sense of science for policy’ report will be promoted at the EMBL Science and Society Conference

‘Making sense of science for policy’ report will be promoted at the EMBL Science and Society Conference

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory

The AE Cardiff Hub is very happy to be a media partner of the 20th European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) ‘Science and Society Conference: Science as Storytelling: From Facts to Fictions‘, which will be held on 24 – 25 October 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. 

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AE Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

AE Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academia Europaea’s Translational Medicine project took a big step forward last week (23rd – 24th September 2019), when its Consensus Workshop on ‘Frontiers in Translational Medicine’ took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.


Some of the key participants in the Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23/24 September 2019: From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng (Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (Vice-President of Academia Europaea), Dr Joao Monterio (Editor-in-Chief of Nature Medicine) and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE (Deputy Chair of AE’s Clinical and Veterinary Science Section)
Some of the key participants in the Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 23rd-24th September 2019. From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng (Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China), Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (Vice-President of Academia Europaea), Dr Joao Monterio (Editor-in-Chief of Nature Medicine) and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE (Deputy Chair of AE’s Clinical and Veterinary Science Section)

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Science advice is critical to democracy and our way of life

Science advice is critical to democracy and our way of life

Optimising the relationship between scientists and policymakers, publishing a code of good practice on science advice and involving stakeholders more effectively are all ways of strengthening science advice for policy, according to the panel at a European Commission meeting in Brussels on 26th September.


Panel discussion on science for policy

Three recently-published reports on science advice were the focal point for the panel discussion, part of the Policy Conference at the European Research and Innovation Days (24th-26th September).

The scientific opinion by the EU Chief Scientific Advisors are presented to the public Left to right: Dr Piotr Kwiecinski, Louise Edwards, Professor Pearl Dykstra, Professor Ortwin Renn, Dr David Mair, and Professor Sierd Cloetingh
The three reports are presented to the public. Left to right: Dr Piotr Kwiecinski, Louise Edwards, Professor Pearl Dykstra, Professor Ortwin Renn, Dr David Mair, and Professor Sierd Cloetingh

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Priorities for Plan S by Open Access Champion Johan Rooryck

Priorities for Plan S by Open Access Champion Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck shares his priorities for Plan S and his passion for Open Access publishing.


About Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck, Open Access Champion for cOAlition S
Johan Rooryck, Open Access Champion for cOAlition S

Johan Rooryck is a researcher, journal editor, and committed advocate of Open Access publishing. He is Professor of French Linguistics at Leiden University (Netherlands). He has over 20 years’ experience as an editor, first as the Executive Editor of Lingua (Elsevier) and since 2015 as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

He is President of the Quality Open Access Market (QOAM), founding member and President of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), founding member of Mathematics in Open Access (MathOA) and Psychology in Open Access (PsyOA), founding member and President of Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA), and Member of the Academia Europaea. 

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