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Trust in science and society is under pressure. The coronavirus was a catalyst in that development. First the OMT was a beacon in an uncertain and foggy period of time. Its members were target of criticism, including on social media. Some people suddenly considered science to be just an opinion, while this same science brought life-saving vaccines onto the market in record time.
But there is also debate in science itself: in addition to innovation, did the virus also bring opportunism, was the speed of publication compatible with thorough replication, was the sudden availability of research funding and the shift in resources a blessing or a curse? And, more generally, is the path to success and career paved with H-index and citation score, or do the actual circumstances require a different assessment strategy?
On July 4, we intend to submit these and similar questions to a select group of scientists, politicians, and representatives from business, in an afternoon meeting at the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW). At the same occasion we will present the results of a large survey among scientists in 10 countries, conducted by the Economist Impact Unit and facilitated by the Elsevier Foundation. Elsevier coordinates similar activities in the other countries, supervised by a Global Advisory Board, which includes Prof. Wim van Saarloos. Working language is English.
Introductory remarks KHMW and Elsevier by
Short presentations from science, industry and political perspective by
|14:45-15:00 hrs||Summary of the results so far by Jeremy Kingsley, Senior Manager, Policy & Insights, The Economist Impact|
|15:00-16:00 hrs||Breakout sessions with tea|
Reporting back from breakouts
Presentation on confidence for young researchers by
Closing remarks KHMW