Forskning på fyra minuter blankt

Det ska gå fort, vara begripligt men framför allt spännande. För tredje året i rad tävlar forskare i att berätta om sin forskning på ett förståeligt och fängslande sätt – och det på bara fyra minuter. Elva regionala Forskar Grand Prix-tävlingar är en del av vetenskapsfesten ForskarFredag den 26 september.

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British public select focus of £10 million UK science prize

Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the British public to be the focus for a £10m prize and the societal challenge they most want solved. The Longitude Prize is a science and technology competition being run by NESTA, the UK’s innovation foundation and funded by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency.

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Fifty shades of deceit – ESOF session on public perception of research misconduct

How research misconduct is reported is critically dependent on the relationship between science and the media. Does media coverage impact public confidence in research? How does the scientific community deal with research misconduct?

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Should science always be open? – Report from an ESOF seminar

What can you gain from opening up your data? What is the balance between benefits and concerns in relation to openness to knowledge and data? Does openness pose risks for privacy and patients?

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Fuskande forskare föröder inte förtroendet

De som regelbundet tar del av nyheter om forskning är mer positiva till forskare och forskning. Sambanden mellan förtroende, medierapportering och forskningsfusk har undersökts i en ny studie som presenterades och diskuterades vid VAs dialogseminarium i Visby den 1 juli 2014.

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Misconduct and confidence – a media analysis

Does media coverage of research misconduct affect public confidence in science and scientists? This is the question that VA (Public & Science) has been investigating, together with the SOM (Society Opinion Media) Institute at the University of Gothenburg.

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New VA study reveals negative news about research is better than none

Does media coverage of research misconduct affect public confidence in science and scientists? A new study by Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science) and the SOM (Society Opinion Media) Institute at Gothenburg University suggests that this is not the case. However, people who regularly read a daily newspaper or watch news on the TV do have a more positive view of research.

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UK Awards celebrate public engagement excellence

Eight prizes have been awarded to researchers in the UK for excellence in engaging the public with science. The Engage Awards 2014 were launched by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to find and celebrate the most innovative and effective public engagement work taking place in the UK.

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