On Wednesday, December 5, the “Speaking in media” course took place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., given by Carolina Llorente and Aina Crosas. The course was aimed at ISGlobal researchers.
The course was divided into a theoretical-practical part, where we discussed how media usually interviews researchers and some real cases were shown. Emphasis was also put on non-verbal communication skills, such as body language: look, voice, gestures…
The practical part consisted of a role-play exercise. A television set with cameras and lighting was set up, where the researcher had to answer questions posed by the trainers, who pretended to be journalists.
The Asociación de mujeres investigadoras y tecnólogas (AMIT) has developed a database of women researchers and technologists with the help of LaSexta. This database is open to all those who need to contact an expert in any of the fields of knowledge.
AMIT is a non-governmental, non-profit organization at the national level, made up of researchers and technologists from various disciplines who carry out their research, technology or science management work in public and private Spanish research centers.
The database has already registered more than 1,500 researchers and technologists and will continue to grow because registration is not closed.
The search engine can be accessed from the AMIT website: https://cientificas.amit-es.org/es/sector
Or from the Constants and Vitals of LaSexta: https://compromiso.atresmedia.com/constantes-vitales/mujeres-cientificas/buscador/
The III RSU-UJI Conference took place on November 29 and 30, 2018, at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellón). Carolina Llorente participated in the roundtable “RRI in practice: challenge and opportunities” and later presented the results of the study “What are the keys to create a good practice for citizen participation?“.
Information about the conference: https://www.uji.es/institucional/rsu/jornades-RSU/2018/
Integrity and transparency in the management and use of resources are shaped as growing demands of society and raise the challenge of universities and research centers to publicly respond to their actions in a clear and accessible manner. The III Conference on University Social Responsibility (RSU) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) are consolidated as a forum for meeting, reflection and debate on the management of social responsibility in higher education centers. The first day will be addressed in the discussion of the different institutionalization strategies of the RSU, while the second one will focus on the trends and challenges that are posed with a view to favoring more responsible research and innovation. In this way, following the outline of previous editions, the first session will focus on the state of the RSU question, while the second one will be dedicated to the RRI.
The days promoted by the University Jaume I have the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
In mid-October, the open access book “Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/citizen-science” was published by UCL Press. By reaching out far and wide, and providing a set of 31 chapters that cover different issues in the interface between citizen science, open science, social innovation, and policy, it was aimed to create a useful volume that can serve the different audiences that are interested in citizen science. It can also be interesting for the science communication community.
The book covers many aspects of citizen science – from capacity building and the ten principles of citizen science to case studies in different parts of the world as well as thoughts about storytelling in citizen science.
The book is free and you can now download it from UCL Press website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/citizen-science
About the book: Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. Catalysed by citizens’ wishes to be actively involved in scientific processes, as a result of recent societal trends, it also offers contributions to the rise in tertiary education. In addition, citizen science provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development.
Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discusses progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.
The jury of the 31st Edition of the Boehringer Ingelheim Prize for Journalism in Medicine has chosen the winners of 2018 and Laura Chaparro has been awarded in the category of printed journalism. The award-winning report has been “Enfermedades reumáticas: las grandes olvidadas“, published in the magazine Estar Bien de Muy Interesante.
Laura Chaparro did the Master’s in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication in the 2010-2011 academic year and is currently the press chief of the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional.
The other two awarded works were “El matemático que lucha contra el cáncer: así salvarán vidas los algoritmos”by Patricia Ruiz, published in El Confidencial, in the category of digital journalism, and “El reloj interno”, by Pere Estupinyà, issued in the program El Cazador de Cerebros de TVE, in audiovisual journalism.
More information here: https://laurachaparro.com/2018/11/16/ganadora-del-premio-boehringer-ingelheim-al-periodismo-en-medicina/