Monthly archives for January, 2019

Trust in Science in a Digital World: New Mechanisms Needed

Trust in Science in a Digital World: New Mechanisms Needed

ALLEA published the discussion paper “Trust in Science and Changing Landscapes of Communication” today. The paper examines how the increasing use of social media and other digital transformations affect and challenge trust relations between science, media and society.   In response to these challenges, the paper discusses the development of new tools for fact-checking and […]

ALLEA publishes second Discussion Paper on Loss of Trust in Science and Expertise

ALLEA publishes second Discussion Paper on Loss of Trust in Science and Expertise

The ALLEA discussion paper “Trust Within Science: Dynamics and Norms of Knowledge Production” is now available. It was drafted by experts from the ALLEA Working Group Truth, Trust and Expertise. The publication reflects on some specific approaches that academic research can adopt towards the common goal of producing reliable, reproducible and trustworthy scientific evidence. It […]

Conference Proceedings: Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise

Conference Proceedings: Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise

The conference proceedings present the topics discussed in the symposium “Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise”, held in the context of ALLEA’s General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia on 16 May 2018 The symposium addressed the challenges posed to science in its role as a trusted source of evidence […]

SAPEA report: Evidence on microplastics does not yet point to widespread risk

SAPEA report: Evidence on microplastics does not yet point to widespread risk

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has published an Evidence Review Report today with the aim of informing the forthcoming Scientific Opinion from the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors on the issue of microplastics. According to the report, the best available evidence suggests that microplastics and nanoplastics do not pose a […]

100th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

100th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

This past 27th of November marked the 100th Anniversary of the National Academy of Science (NAS) of Ukraine. A jubilee to celebrate the occasion was held on 6-7 December in Kiev. ALLEA was represented by its Vice President, Professor Graham Caie (Royal Society of Edinburgh). The celebratory activities included an exhibition of the scientific and […]