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Responsible Research Conduct A new teaching guide - 'Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise' released ... Announcing Institution
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IAP SEP Chair at Vatican Workshop Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a workshop on the challenge of education in November 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Gain of function: experimental applications relating to potentially pandemic pathogens A report by EASAC - the affiliated network of IAP for Europe - which provides valuable science-based advice to European and worldwide policy-makers ... Announcing Institution
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The Royal Society and the Promotion of Science since 1960 In a new publication, author Peter Collins shows how the Society addressed the challenges posed by the astounding growth of science and by escalating interactions between science and daily life ... Announcing Institution
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Leading science groups urge global accord on Open Data in a Big Data World Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria
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Celebrating Einstein An international conference organized by the Albanian Academy of Sciences in Tirana ... Announcing Institution
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IAP Conference on Science Advice and GA, Hermanus 2016 The online registration for the IAP Conference and General Assembly is now open. IAP and IAMP members are invited to register! Closing date - 16 November 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Science International - a new series of annual meetings Working towards an international accord on big data/open data ... Announcing Institution
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InterAcademy Partnership advances The Joint Session of the IAP and IAMP Executive Committees and the IAC Board took place on 28- 29 September 2015 in New Delhi, India, hosted by the India National Science Academy (INSA) ... Announcing Institution
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In 2015 the Royal Society marks the 350th anniversary of 'Philosophical Transactions' The world’s first science journal introduced the fundamental concepts and processes of scholarly communication still used by almost 30,000 journals published today. In April and May 2015 a series of discussions were held at the Royal Society in London on evolving and controversial areas in scholarly communication, which looked at the impact of technology, the culture of science and how scientists might communicate in the future. The report is now available ... Announcing Institution
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Ecosystem services, agriculture, neonicotinoids and honey bees In the wake of restrictions placed on neonicotinoids by the European Commission, EASAC - the European Academies' Science Advisory Council - has examined the scientific evidence about the impact of these insecticides not only on honey bees but on wider ecosystem services and agriculture. Follow the link to the Report, to be discussed at a special debate on Monday 13 April at the Palais des Académies in Brussels ... Announcing Institution
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NATURE reports on the plans for the establishment of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) AESA is due to be launched in June by African heads of state, and will operate out of the headquarters of the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi. Follow the link to the article. Announcing Institution
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Africa's Science Academy Development Agenda (ASADA) The second phase of African academy development is now underway, led by the Academy of Science of South Africa. The plan succeeds the major 11-year African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI) led by US NAS and funded by the Gates Foundation that formally ends in 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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Projects and Programmes in 2015 supported by IAP The IAP Executive Committee, at is meeting in Paris in November 2014, allocated financial support from IAP funds, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy. Follow the link to see highlights of activities planned for 2015 ... Announcing Institution
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African European Mediterranean Academies for Science Education releases a Conference Report Inquiry-Based Science Education - for the future generation of researchers. Follow the link to the recent report published by ALLEA in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei ... Announcing Institution
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African-European-Mediterranean Academies for Science Education - AEMASE The AEMASE initiative is committed to promoting science outreach to society and to improving the quality and accessibility of science education in schools throughout the North-South region. To achieve these aims, one of AEMASE’s key activities is implementing IBSE in more schools and supporting the continued professional development of science educators in IBSE methodology and practice. Follow the link to the recent conference report published by ALLEA in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei ... Announcing Institution
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The Global Young Academy calls to integrate science in the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda The Global Young Academy (GYA) delivered a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that stressed the importance of science for achieving sustainability and poverty reduction. The letter, written in response to the report by the UN’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, contains five recommendations ... Announcing Institution
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Promoting science education in Africa Romain Murenzi, TWAS executive director, encourages African countries to invest in science education and science literacy in their nations in a recent interview ... Announcing Institution
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IAP calls for improved science education A declaration, endorsed by IAP's Executive Committee, calls on IAP member academies, governments, the private sector and UNESCO to strengthen science education around the world - with a focus on the proven methods of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) ... Announcing Institution
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IAP Science Education conference kicks off in Beijing The IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) Biennial Conference is now under way in Beijing, China.
Hosted by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST), the conference is focusing on ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) / Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education’. The meeting brings together 136 participants, with 28 coming from 19 countries outside China ...
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The "Smart Village" initiative ... The Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust in partnership with, and based on scoping research carried out by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the IAP Affiliated Regional Network for Europe, are now engaged in a study of sustainable energy for villages off-grid in Africa, Asia and Latin America. IAP Members Academies located in these regions are invited to get involved ... Announcing Institution
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17 October 2014 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté ... Announcing Institution
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IAP member academies in Germany call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic A Statement has been released by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and acatech – the German Academy of Science and Engineering, on the Ebola virus epidemic ... Announcing Institution
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IAP News Bulletin, October 2014 issue Follow the link for an update on IAP activities and news from the Co-chairs, member academies, regional networks ... Announcing Institution
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Celebrating International Literacy Day, 8 September 2014 The international theme this year is “Literacy and Sustainable Development” reflecting the importance of literacy in an evolving world moving towards an inclusive world - read the blog by the Chair of the IAP Global Science Education Programme Council ... Announcing Institution
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Save the date! The IAP Conference and General Assembly 2016 will take place in South Africa The events will be hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) ... Announcing Institution
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The IAP Science Education Programme biennial conference takes place in October 2014 Challenges and Opportunities of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE)/Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education is the overarching theme of the Conference ... Announcing Institution
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Science literacy, Science communication and science outreach - sharing experiences among academies Participants from China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam representing a variety of professions including professors, CEOs, researchers at institutes, academies, and science museums, reflected the many areas of science communicators ... Announcing Institution
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Media response to IAP's recent statement on synthetic biology Announcing Institution
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US NAS hosted a number of special events during the US-Africa leaders Summit in Washington D.C. and New York One of the key events, organized in collaboration with NAE and the IOM, was the symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth and Development in Africa ... Announcing Institution
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Vision for Science and Mathematics Education - a recent analysis published by The Royal Society The report, a product of a major programme of work over the past two years, also outlines how the vision can be achieved ... Announcing Institution
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The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) announce an international symposium The international symposium on "SHER Communication in Asia with a special focus on Science festivals" will take place from 15-16 October 2014 in New Delhi, India. The deadline for the call for abstracts is 16 August 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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IAP, EASAC, GYA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) A brainstorming workshop took place in Brussels on 11 July 2014 with the aim to establish a standing consultation body with excellent young minds, and to explore the possibility of involving the Global Young Academy and IAP and its regional networks in the JRC’s dialogue with other academic stakeholders ... Announcing Institution
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AEMASE Conference on Science Education The International AEMASE Conference on Science Education (19-20 May 2014) has concluded in Rome, Italy. Generously hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the meeting brought together some 80 participants from more than 30 countries, with a focus on Europe and Africa ...
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Sir Paul Nurse addresses the leadership of IAP, IAC and IAMP The President of the Royal Society gave a talk on "Advising Society on Science" at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy as Guest Speaker at the Joint IAP, IAC, IAMP Meeting which took place on 16 May 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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16 May 2014: Governing boards of IAP, IAC and IAMP meet in Rome, Italy to discuss future partnership ... The three organizations are identifying ways to move towards an 'InterAcademy Partnership" over the forthcoming months ... Announcing Institution
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IAP News Bulletin no. 39, March 2014 Dear IAP Members, The leaders of ICSU, TWAS, and IAP met on 18 February 2014 in Trieste, Italy, at the headquarters of TWAS to explore the strengthening of collaboration between their respective bodies. The meeting enabled the sharing of strategic plans, priorities and activities ... follow the link to download the latest issue of the IAP News Bulletin Announcing Institution
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African - European - Mediterranean Academies for Science Education Improving science communication, championing formal and informal science education and fostering science literacy are crucial for sustained economic growth and human welfare. The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is organizing an international AEMASE conference, 19-20 May 2014, in Rome, Italy. The updated programme is now available ... Announcing Institution
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EASAC leads initiative on "Antimicrobial drug discovery, greater steps ahead ..." European science academies believe impending disaster can only be averted by radical approaches at a workshop which took place on 6-8 March 2014 in Hannover, Germany ... Announcing Institution
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Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health - Indonesia & Philippines, coordinated by the US National Academies Call for concept notes by 14 March 2014 ... Announcing Institution
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AASSA Regional Workshop on Women in Science and Technology, 28-31 May 2014, Izmir, Turkey The workshop, hosted by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) is jointly organized by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and Ege University in Izmir and supported by IAP. Announcing Institution
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Science at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, 22-25 January 2014, Davos, Switzerland "The marketplace of ideas is buzzing with academics and world leaders talking more than ever ..." Announcing Institution
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Study on the state of young scientists in all continents launched by the Global Young Academy (GYA) Career satisfaction for scientists and scholars requires more than state-of-the-art research equipment and full access to information and resources. This is just one of the findings of the Global Young Academy (GYA) in their study “The Global State of Young Scientists” (GloSYS) ... Announcing Institution
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6th World Science Forum, Rio de Janeiro, 2013 The participants of the 6th World Science Forum, sponsored by UNESCO, ICSU, the Governments of Hungary and Brazil, hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro from 24-26 November 2013, issues a Declaration ... Announcing Institution
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IAP/IAMP Statement on "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action" - news update ... The Statement is now available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, and Spanish, thanks to the support of IAP Member Academies and Observers. A Forum is also available for comments. Announcing Institution
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IAP & IAMP Statement on Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action IAP and IAMP highlight the critical role that antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic) drugs play in today’s medical practices, but also that there have been dramatic increases in the number of pathogens developing resistance to these drugs ... Announcing Institution
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Global research and the GYA The Global Young Academy issues a position statement that identifies key challenges to achieving a global research culture and proposes concrete measures to confront them in the future ... Announcing Institution
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IANAS, the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science, on BBC Mundo The BBC picks up IANAS publication "Women Scientists of the Americas: their inspiring stories" Announcing Institution
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Assessment & Inquiry-Based Science Education: Issues in Policy and Practice This Assessment Guide, published by IAP in 2013, addresses a fundamental issue for the development of IBSE worldwide ... The Guide is now available in French and Spanish. Announcing Institution
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IAP & Post-2015 - IAP releases new Statement IAP responded to the UN-established High Level Panel’s post-2015 agenda for global development and stressed the pivotal role of science in defining the agenda’s priorities. The world’s science academies stand ready to provide expert guidance to the panel and the international community as they further develop the agenda and take action to implement it ... Announcing Institution