André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy 2021

André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy 2021


The Young Academy of Europe invites you to submit your nomination for this year’s André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy.

The prize is awarded annually to support and promote: science, evidence-based policymaking, science communication, and future generation scientists and scholars in Europe.

The deadline for submission has been extended until 15 April 2021. A detailed document describing the nomination procedure for the 2021 edition can be found here.



23rd February 2021. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk

Research integrity: how can we support and protect early-career researchers in cases of scientific misconduct?

Research integrity: how can we support and protect early-career researchers in cases of scientific misconduct?



Webinar: 22nd March 2021, 15:00 CET 14:00 GMT 10:00 EDT

Introduction

During this time of crisis, when policymakers and citizens are listening closely to the advice of scientists, trust in the integrity of research and scientific evidence has never been more important.  Policymakers and the public must have confidence that scientists have acted with honesty, and have adhered to principles of rigour, transparency and openness in conducting their research.  But what happens when there is apparent scientific misconduct, such as when early-career researchers observe more senior colleagues possibly engaging in falsifying data or fabricating results?  What processes are in place to address potential problems of malpractice?  What actions might be taken, at individual, institutional and government levels to facilitate the process of investigation and, where necessary, protect those involved? 

Join our expert panel to explore the answers to such questions.

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Gemma Modinos appointed Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Board

Gemma Modinos appointed Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Board



At the virtual 2020 annual general meeting, YAE members elected Dr Gemma Modinos as the new Chair of the Board


On becoming Chair of the YAE Board she said:

It was a great honour for me to be elected Chair of the Young Academy of Europe, an organisation that I am passionate about. I am grateful to the previous Chairs for the opportunity to learn from them during my first two years on the Board. As young scholars prepare for the complex post-COVID world, my vision is to lead the YAE and to use its trans-disciplinary strengths and excellence to solve challenges we face in Europe. As a grassroots initiative, I truly believe in the YAE’s power to bring about change, as a platform for young scholars to build support, to explore and debate new ideas, and to have a clear voice in European science policy. I am looking forward to working alongside my colleagues in the YAE community to further enhance the YAE’s role and influence. I am also very excited about strengthening our partnership with Academia Europaea and the wonderful opportunities that this will bring for both organisations, as well as for the wider European research community.”

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Take part in the Young Academy of Europe’s COVID-19 Impact Survey

Take part in the Young Academy of Europe’s COVID-19 Impact Survey




The purpose of the survey is to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the research and careers of young researchers.




This survey is supported by the CALIPER project. The information provided in the survey will also help to identify any potential differences at different career stages. 

The survey should take not longer than 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will remain completely anonymous. 

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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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Interview spotlight: Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

Interview spotlight: Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

This month we talk to Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Dr Mangala Srinivas. Dr Srinivas, of Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands,  discusses the impact of being awarded an ERC Starting Grant, her role as the Chair of the Young Academy of Europe and why the YAE became involved in the debate on Plan S.

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Cardiff Hub starts to debate Plan S, the new European initiative on open-access publishing

Cardiff Hub starts to debate Plan S, the new European initiative on open-access publishing

The Cardiff Hub’s 30th anniversary reception, held on 14th January, featured a lively discussion on Plan S, an initiative for open-access science publishing. Plan S was launched in September 2018 by an international consortium of research funders, cOAlition S, supported by the ERC and launched by Science Europe.

Prof Ole Petersen, the Hub’s Academic Director, and Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair Young Academy of Europe (YAE), introduced the topic, followed by audience discussion.

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