Digital Salon

Many great scientific projects start with one talk between two people. People take a break, the coffee is warm, and one idea pops up. The art of conversation helps wondering, sparks constructive questions, creates connections, reinforces trust. In today’s accelerated times, a pause to breathe, talk, and listen seems critical. The ALLEA Digital Salon opens a space for this. It explores science one conversation at a time. We invite experts, members, and friends to bring their fresh ideas in an open dialogue for debate. Original interviews, analyses, and commentary will look into the areas of our work: Research Policy, Science Advice, and Science & Society. Welcome and join the conversation!

“Science Communication Is How Society Talks About Science”

“Unfortunately, a representation of the public as hostile, sceptical and ignorant is still widespread among policy makers and experts, supporting a paternalistic and authoritarian vision of science communication and of science in society”, argues Professor Massimiano Bucchi (University of Trento), one of the leading European scholars on the science of science communication.

“Questions, Not Answers, Are Better Suited to Start a Reflection on Ethical Issues”

TechEthos published a report on the ethical issues that need to be considered for three technology families: Digital eXtended Reality, neurotechnologies, and climate Engineering. In this Digital Salon interview, we speak with the lead author of the report, Dr Laurynas Adomaitis, on the ethical dilemmas inherent to emerging technologies, how researchers can effectively use the tools in the report, and the role for policymakers and funding organisations in promoting the integration of ethics into every stage of technology research.

The Path to Inclusive Science Paved with Preprints?

In this conversation with Dr Jessica Polka, Executive Director and Co-Founder of ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in biology), we talk about the productive use of preprints, as well as the critical role for transparent and open peer review in making research more accessible, diverse, inclusive and equitable.
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Fighting for Sustainable Science – One Lab at a Time

What can labs do to reduce their climate impact? In this interview, we talk to Martin Farley, Europe’s first full-time sustainable laboratory specialist, to understand the challenges and opportunities in the quest to improve the environmental impact of laboratories, one of the most resource and energy intensive spaces in academia.

Science with Society: The SCISO Project

What measures can scientists take to make their work more trustworthy? What tools are available to increase and improve the dialogue between science and society? These are the questions that the Global Young Academy's SCISO Project seeks to answer. In this interview, Professor Lisa Herzog explains the vision and mission of the SCISO Project.

“We Have to Be Ready to Support Ukrainian Researchers as Long as Necessary”

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the world, the international scientific community has mobilised fast to provide displaced scholars with immediate assistance. Professor Paweł Rowiński, Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and member of the ALLEA Board, shares the current experience of the Polish Academy in providing support to Ukrainian scientists.

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