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  • Environment & Climate
Invitation to IPBES meetings - update IPBES has released further details on how to attend its forthcoming Stakeholder Day and plenary sessions - including via webcast. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics and Governance Clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. Announcing Institution
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IAP Science Education Programme convenes in Khartoum The IAP Science Education Progamme (SEP) convened a series of meetings recently in Khartoum, Sudan (5-9 February 2017). As well as the regular annual meeting of the SEP Global Council, there was a two-day Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) Policy Forum. Either side of this was an IBSE training session for science teachers from Sudan.
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IAP response to US President's Executive Order on immigration Communique from the leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership - regarding the Executive Order on travel restrictions signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump Announcing Institution
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Invitation to IPBES meetings IPBES announces a Stakeholder Day in Bonn, immediately prior to its next Plenary Session. Announcing Institution
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Coming soon: Zika!, an online, inquiry-based science education curriculum The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) has received a contribution from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop 'Zika!', an online, inquiry-based science education (IBSE) curriculum module for K-8 teachers and students to address the challenges and mitigation of mosquito-borne illnesses, with a particular focus on the dengue and Zika viruses. Announcing Institution
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New NASAC Board elected On 9 November 2016, the NASAC General Assembly held its 12th meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Announcing Institution
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  • Policy for Science
Press release: launch of SAPEA project European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies.
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Mohamed Hassan @ von Humboldt Foundation Mohamed Hassan delivered a talk at the 10th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities organized by von Humboldt Foundation, 20-21 November in Berlin. Announcing Institution
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Online workshop @FAO The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is holding webinars from 29 November-15 December 2016 to strengthen agricultural practitioners’ knowledge of practical means how climate change can be effectively communicated with food producers. Announcing Institution
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AAS seeking new Executive Director The African Academy of Sciences is advertising for a new Executive Director to be located in the registered office in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing Institution
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The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention - update This conference, organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has been taking place 7-25 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland and IAP has contributed to the discussions with two reports. Announcing Institution
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Education and Climate IAP science education programme represented at global climate change meeting in Morocco. Announcing Institution
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LAUNCH Food challenge - call for innovations LAUNCH Food is a global call for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices. Announcing Institution
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Fifth IPBES Plenary in Bonn The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting relevant organizations to attend its next plenary session, taking place from 6-10 March 2017, in Bonn, Germany. This can be an opportunity for academies to provide input into IPBES processes. Announcing Institution
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World Science Day On World Science Day, the message from UNESCO's Director General resonates well with IAP's science education/science literacy programme. Announcing Institution
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Promoting responsible research in Africa IAP has teamed up with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to promote responsible research and build awareness of dual-use research. Announcing Institution
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NASAC calls for scientific and non-academic reviewers The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) is seeking for scientists and non-academic experts with expertise in energy systems, air pollution, health, provision of health services, climate mitigation and adaptation, land use and urban planning, and disaster risk reduction in the urban environment to review full proposals between Dec 2016- mid Jan 2017. Announcing Institution
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Volvo Environment Prize Seeking nominations of candidates who have made outstanding contributions in the field of the environment and sustainable development. Announcing Institution
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IAP and IANAS @ CILAC 2016 IAP recently partnered with GenderInSITE, TWAS and IANAS for sessions at the CILAC in Montevideo, Uruguay, 6 - 9 September 2016. Announcing Institution
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  • Policy for Science
ANSTS - Call for applications for a science advice workshop in Senegal L'Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS) will hold a science advice workshop for participants from francophone Africa. Announcing Institution
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Accademia dei Lincei and IAP sign Charter of Rome IAP has joined with Italy’s national science academy to call for more action to be taken to protect cultural heritage and ‘Art Cities’ from natural disasters. Announcing Institution
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DFID - call for independent expert Research Advisory Group members The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID UK) asks for nominations for its independent expert Research Advisory Group (RAG). Announcing Institution
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350th Anniversary Congratulations to the Académie des sciences Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
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IAP for Health launches Statement on research reproducibility IAP for Health releases "A Call for Action on the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research" Announcing Institution
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United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board - update Following their meeting in Trieste in May this year - hosted by IAP, TWAS, ICTP and ICGEB - the UN Scientific Advisory Board has now published its report on 'The Future of Scientific Advice to the United Nations' Announcing Institution
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IAP for Health's conference looks at ‘Promoting Health’ Global leaders in healthcare and medicine will meet in Beijing, China, on 27-28 September to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population? Announcing Institution
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NEW DEADLINE Responsible Research Practices in Chemistry and Biology Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences' Announcing Institution
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TWAS seeking new Executive Director UNESCO is advertising for a new Executive Director for The World Academy of Sciences Announcing Institution
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Position open at IAP IAP is seeking a project developer/fundraiser to be located in Trieste. Announcing Institution
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EASAC Job Ad - Scientific Policy Officer The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) is partner in an EU-funded project (SAPEA) which is running from autumn 2016 until autumn 2020. More information about the job vacancy for this project can be found here. Announcing Institution
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IAP and IANAS @ the 'I Latin American and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC 2016)' The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) are taking part in the 'I Latin American and the Caribbean Open Science Forum' (CILAC 2016) which is currently taking place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Announcing Institution
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IPBES - call for open review AIP member academies are invited to review the draft scoping report for a thematic assessment of sustainable use of biodiversity which has been produced by nominated experts of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Announcing Institution
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Communicating risk IAP was invited to participate in a special public session during Thailand’s National Science and Technology Fair Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
ALLEA releases Statement on "Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology" In July 2016, ALLEA issued a statement on Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology, which investigates the current state of European patent law legislation in regards to CRISPR-Cas technology. Announcing Institution
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Science International launches new website Science International, co-organized by ICSU, TWAS, IAP and ISSC, has a new website to support its "open data" endorsement campaign. Announcing Institution
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GYA - Call for new members The call for Global Young Academy membership from 2017 is now open. The deadline for applications is 25 September 2016. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
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IAP against bioweapons Members of IAP’s Biosecurity Working Group convened in Geneva, Switzerland, this week to provide input to the Preparatory Committee for the 8th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Announcing Institution
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Update from Turkey The Council of Higher Education, Turkey, has provided an official response to the recent IAP communique Announcing Institution
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IAP call for projects IAP invites its member academies, regional networks and observers to submit proposals that will address its strategic goals. Announcing Institution
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InterAcademy Partnership communique on Turkey The leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership has today released a short communique on the current situation in Turkey Announcing Institution
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Launch - EU Academies statement – Science Is Global The Royal Society just launched a statement at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester. Announcing Institution
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More open access: a call for action Researchers – of any discipline and level of seniority – are called to support the More Open Access Pledge. The Global Young Academy is aiming for at least 1,000 signatories by the end of the year. Announcing Institution
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GYA news release: More open access pledge More than 130 members and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy have signed the 'More Open Access' pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an outlet that is directly and fully Open Access. Announcing Institution
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Protecting Human Subjects While Doing Global Science Announcing Institution
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Abel Prize: Call for nominations The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is calling for nominations of outstanding mathematicians for its 2017 Abel Prize. Announcing Institution
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Hassan appointed to UN Council The UN Secretary General has appointed Mohamed Hassan as chair of the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for LDCs. Announcing Institution
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  • Health
Seeking nominations of Young Physician Leaders IAP for Health is seeking nominations from academies and other eligible institutions for the 2016 edition of its Young Physician Leaders programme Announcing Institution