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GYA - Call for new members The call for Global Young Academy membership 2018 is now open. The deadline for applications is 24 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Abel Prize 2018: Call for nominations The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is calling for nominations of outstanding mathematicians for its 2018 Abel Prize. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 3, No. 4 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Heineken Prizes 2018 - call for nominations The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences presents the Heineken Young Scientists Awards every other year to five scientists whose outstanding scientific or scholarly work set an example for other young researchers. Deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017. Announcing Institution
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Call opens for 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation award nominations for early-career women scientists in the developing world Nominations for early-career women scientists in the developing world in the research field of chemistry, mathematics and physics will be accepted until 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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The Role of Academies in Science Advice to Governments On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society of New Zealand, INGSA hosted a workshop on the role of National Academies in providing scientific advice to governments. The workshop report is now available. Announcing Institution
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IAP call for proposals IAP invites its member academies, regional networks and observers to submit proposals that will address its strategic goals. Announcing Institution
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New discussion paper on synthetic gene drives in Australia This publication released by the Australian Academy of Science considers synthetic gene drives in a specifically Australian context and highlights the potential benefits and hazards of possible applications, emphasising the need to eventually consider these within a risk assessment framework. Announcing Institution
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IPBES announcement: External review now open for the Americas assessment The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announced the start of the external review for the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas. Announcing Institution
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Register now! International workshop on: Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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AASSA – NAS KR Workshop on 'Strategies for Building a Link Between Earthquake Science and Policies to Inform State Structures and Public to Reduce the Risks and Consequences of Earthquake' The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (NAS KR) are jointly organising this workshop to be held 10-13 October 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Announcing Institution
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TWAS 2017 Awards to women scientists: call for nominations The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is looking for the nomination of female scientists for their Awards 2017. Nomination deadline is 10 July 2017. Announcing Institution
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OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is calling for nominations for the second edition of a workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. The workshop will be held at TWAS headquarters in Trieste, Italy, from 12 to 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Announcement of the First Review by experts of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES will circulate the draft chapters of their global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for first review by experts. Announcing Institution
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New brochure published: 'Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research' This brochure by the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences represents a discussion basis for scientists on how to address the dual use dilemma of biological research. Announcing Institution
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2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is organized by UNISDR and will be held 22-26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. Announcing Institution
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Update on IAP and its regional networks The activities of IAP and its regional networks were presented at the G7 Science Conference, hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, Italy, on 3 May 2017. Announcing Institution
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G7 Science Academies present three statements in Rome Academies of science from the G7 countries presented three statements to Italian government officials ahead of next May’s G7 meeting hosted by Italy. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Selby and Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowships open for nomination The Australian Academy of Science seeks nominations for two Travelling Fellowships until 1 June 2017. Announcing Institution
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Mathematics of Planet Earth: International competition for exhibition modules The Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) is inviting you to participate in the international Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) competition which is also supported by the UNESCO. Announcing Institution
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Breakthrough Prize and European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) announce partnership The Breakthrough Prize and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, today announced a partnership to further the shared goal of promoting a culture where science and scholarship can thrive. Announcing Institution
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Invitation to participate in external review of IPBES assessments IPBES is inviting governments and experts to review its four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and its thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. Announcing Institution
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Introducing IAP's new project developer IAP is pleased to welcome on board its newest staff member, Radia Sia, who will help develop new projects and source new funding for IAP. Announcing Institution
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Contribute to the global discussion on STI for the SDGs Academies are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing global online discussion forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Announcing Institution
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IAP - Academies discuss Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture Experts from more than 20 countries met at Leopoldina this week to discuss their findings on the ongoing IAP project 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture'. Announcing Institution
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Press release: "Open Data in a Big Data World" accord passes 120 endorsements Leading scientific organizations from around the world join a campaign for open access to publicly-funded research data. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out A new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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ALLEA publishes revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) publishes the revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, a document that serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings. Announcing Institution
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Improving global health: recommendations for G20 Summit handed over to Chancellor Angela Merkel At the dialogue forum on 22 March at the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany, the science academies of the G20 states handed over recommendations to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New EASAC report on genome editing EASAC launches a report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans today. Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeks input for the first step towards a new generation of IPBES scenarios The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites stakeholders to take part in their short survey. Announcing Institution
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TUBA Academy Prizes 2017 - seeking nominations The Turkish Academy of Sciences, TUBA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 TUBA Academy Prizes. Announcing Institution
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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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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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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