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Retooling methods of scientific communication 2021

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Oct 28, 2020 09:00 EDT - Jan 15, 2021 11:00 EST
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Jan 15, 2021 11:00 EST - Jan 22, 2021 11:00 EST
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Jan 22, 2021 11:00 EST - Feb 3, 2021 02:00 EST
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Feb 3, 2021 02:00 EST
How can we validate and communicate science and data in a way that is trusted, faster, and understandable?

When facing a pandemic, a timely and adequate response is essential. Path-breaking research and new scientific insights need to be shared and validated quickly within the scientific community. Providing incentives for the reproduction of critical research and facilitating data-sharing across institutions are possible ways to achieve this.


How can we develop novel ways to share data globally? How can we accelerate the validation and sharing of scientific insights? How can we accelerate peer review processes while maintaining high standards of scientific rigor? These are just some of the many questions that solutions could answer. Solutions could touch on the accessibility of scientific information, the improvement of existing communication channels, new data validation techniques or communication processes. You can pick one or you can mix and match.


New scientific insights need to be communicated to the general public in a fast and understandable way as well. Using platforms which are frequently used by the public are one possibility to make scientific information more accessible. Another example is the design of new institutions to disseminate information which was validated by the scientific community .


How can we re-design or build new institutions that the public can trust? How can we reduce the spread of miscommunication? How can we encourage communication between scientists and the general public? How can we make scientific information understandable for everyone? These are just some of the many questions that solutions could answer. Solutions could discuss the effectiveness of existing and new communication channels, strategies for storytelling and modes of creative communication, the trustworthiness of scientific information or the development of new institutions. You can pick one or you can mix and match.


Most promising solutions have the opportunity to network and plan with experts who are active in validating and sharing scientific information. In addition, they will be invited to take part in a public webinar showcasing their ideas.

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