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RECIPES aims to reconcile innovation and precaution to foster social awareness and responsibility in the EU in research and innovation.
UiB is planning to establish an interdisciplinary center for humanistic research. Within this framework, funds are available for two basic research projects with a deadline of 15 March.
Torture of data, perverse reward systems, declining morals and false findings: Science is in crisis argues statistician Andrea Saltelli.
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Scientists from UiB have worked together with communities around Sylhet, in northeast Bangladesh, in search of new ways for understanding and adapting to the climate.
How can we live by the rhythms of the seasons, when these rhythms seem to be changing quickly? Scott Bremer is looking at how rapid seasonal changes are affecting institutions in society and how we can re-learn and adapt to seasonal change in new ways.
Thanks to EU funding, the Digital Culture, Archaeology, Philosophy and Theory of Science researchs groups will welcome new international researchers to their team. These groups at the Faculty of Humanities received five out of seven Marie Curie grants awarded to UiB.
How do we achieve a real dialogue between Science and Society? What are scientists' responsibilities in this regard? These questions were discussed at a Round Table event 26 October 2017 at the "FEBS3+" conference in Barcelona, gathering biochemists and life scientists from France, Portugal and Spain.
Co-development of place-based climate services for action (Co-cli-serv) is about how we can develop fine-scaled and tailored information to support local adaptation to a changeable climate.
Dr. Mimi Lam has been named winner of the Society for Conservation Biology’s inaugural Conservation Beacon Award for pioneering an ethical approach to the conservation of marine resources, both natural and cultural, through interdisciplinary research and community engagement at the science-policy interface.
The ethics, economics and ELSA research groups of CCBIO are coordinating their research activities ever more. In April they published their first joint book volume "Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society".
Kjetil Rommetveit and Brian Wynne are the editors of 'Imagining public issues in the technosciences?' a special issue of the journal Public Understanding of Science.
How can social scientists and humanities scholars contribute to the development of smart technology? To what extent are users involved in smart technology development? Can rights such as privacy and data security be built into digital environments and infrastructures?These are some of the questions researchers will focus on in the project 'Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In... Read more
The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities has been extremely successful with their EU applications. We asked centre director Matthias Kaiser to reveal the secret of their success.
Caroline Engen is a CCBIO PhD candidate who presented at the S.Net conference in Bergen. Her lecture was titled "Why Targeted Therapy May Not Work", and was part of the CCBIO session "The Transition from a Blockbuster Model to Personalised Cancer Therapy". We asked Caroline to walk us through a medical researcher's perspective of the conference and the use of new... Read more
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SVTs Andrea Saltelli and Silvio Funtowicz share their reflections on Brexit in The Guardian

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