Call for Videos: #TrustingScience in 1 Minute

Join us in an online brainstorming session to gather views, voices and ideas on the state and the role of science in times of challenged trust and expertise. Tell us why you think we should or should not trust science based on your personal experiences. To do so, post, tweet (#TrustingScience) or send us a 1-minute video responding to one or more of the following questions.

Is there a loss of trust in science and expertise?

  • In your experience, is there any sign or example that you would consider an indication for a loss of trust in science?
  • Can you think of a situation in which you have managed or failed to build trust in your research?




How can science maintain/(re-)gain trust?

  • Based on your professional experience, what could and should be done to make science trustworthy?




(How) do new forms of communication challenge trust in expertise? 

  • Tell us about an example on how social media or other forms of communication have influenced the dissemination of your research.




Why do we need a debate on trust in science?

  • Why do you think it is important to reflect on trust in science and expertise?




How will your video be used?

The video will be disseminated via ALLEA’s communications platforms. It will thus be part of the ongoing discussion on the alleged loss of trust in science and expertise. Your video may also be presented at ALLEA’s symposium “Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise” during ALLEA’s General Assembly in Sofia (Bulgaria) on 16 May 2018 at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Find more information here:

How to record the video

  • The video should not be longer than 1 minute.
  • If you wish to respond to all questions in greater length, you can of course record separate videos on each question. Please keep the duration of each video to 1 minute.
  • Please send your video via a video or sharing platform (e.g. Dropbox, WeTransfer, Youtube) to, stating the following information:
    • Your full name
    • Your position
    • Your organisation
    • Your discipline or area of work
    • If you want us to share your Twitter account when publishing the video, please indicate your Twitter name.
  • If you prefer to use a different channel, please feel free to contact us.


Enter the discussion now!

Watch our full video series “Truth, Trust and Expertise”



The above video series was filmed during the ALLEA Working Group Truth, Trust and Expertise Workshop in London at the British Academy on 19 February 2018. Learn more