11th November 2020 The Economist According to a new survey, many scientists believe they are being ignored MAX WEBER, a … Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 has created a communication context for scientists. But what happens when differing forms of expertise and evidence offer competing understandings? And what happens when the public observe these disagreements?
A new survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s early- and mid-career researcher (EMCR) workforce has found significant effects on their mental health and productivity. The results have prompted a call for employers, governments and funding bodies to take action to support Australia’s future science leaders during this crucial time.… Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE Not only could COVID-19 have a devastating effect on already vulnerable sectors of society, but also we anticipate a second, and potentially large cohort of newly at-risk people as a result of the economic downturn, both globally and nationally, and expected ongoing rise in unemployment.
17th June 2020 Peter Gluckman and Remi Quirion For Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM) @corim_mcfr @PeterGluckman @SciChefQC
As countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, there are clear signs that the research sector is about to undergo significant reform. These reforms – in particular those relating to the casualised research workforce – will worsen the precarious conditions for early career researchers. Unless action is taken, an entire generation of science will be affected.… Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE The science we need for good public policy is by necessity a transdisciplinary science. In countries such as Germany, natural scientists were joined from the outset in dealing with the pandemic by experts from social sciences and even normative disciplines like philosophical ethics. This transparent inclusivity of a range of perspectives was not, however, universal.