Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa 2019 already has a preliminary program and open registrations!

Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa 2019 already has a preliminary program and open registrations!

The preliminary program and the registration form for the Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa 2019 of Scientific Communication and Culture are now available. This year we celebrate the ninth edition with a creative and innovative program, made up of more than 50 activities. We have the participation of top professionals who will share their knowledge and experiences with us in workshops, work spaces, debates, round tables, micro-cocktails, shows, etc. (more…)

Big Projects for Science and Knowledge in the International School of Science Journalism

Big Projects for Science and Knowledge in the International School of Science Journalism

Aina Crosas, from the CCS-UPF, assisted to the 10th Edition of the International School of Science Journalism. The theme of the 2019 edition of the school was “Big Projects for Science and Knowledge“.


The course focused on some outstanding international efforts – such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array, the Einstein Telescope, the Quantum Computing Flagship Initiative and the Future Circular Collider (FCC) – that will be at the heart of the scientific challenges of the next years and decades and motivate the work of journalists and scientific communicators for a long time.


As scientific knowledge increases and the boundaries of science move forward, setting increasingly ambitious and complex goals, the development of big science projects – involving hundreds or thousands of scientists from different countries and institutions and the construction of huge facilities – is becoming more and more essential for the achievement of those goals.


Close collaboration between scientists and science communicators is therefore more relevant than ever to ensure that information on those issues is accurate, thorough and as broad as possible.


The School was held from April 6th to 11th, 2019, in Erice (Sicily), Italy. The event is organised by the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture.


For more information, you can visit their website:

Open Science Day SOMM Alliance

Open Science Day SOMM Alliance

April 8th 2019. DTIC-UPF, Barcelona

In the context of the Working Group on Open Science within the network of Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units (SOMMA), led by BCAM and DTIC-UPF.

REGISTER using this form.


13:00h – 14:00h. Auditorium.

Protocol for research data management at DTIC-UPF and the application to the Freesound platform. Malcolm Bain (idLaw partners). Auditorium.

Malcolm will present one of the actions carried out within the María de Maeztu DTIC-UPF research projects to help ensure compliance by these projects with GDPR, presenting a general practical protocol for research projects processing personal data, with the objective for managing data within these projects to ensure not just legal compliance but also use and re-use within legally established limits. Illustrated by work with the Freesound platform. Malcolm will also lead a debate on whether and how datasets incorporating personal data may be used within Open Science oriented projects, if at all.


14:00h – 15:00h. Auditorium Hall

Light lunch


15:00h – 17:00h. Auditorium.

Incentives and recognition to Open Science in Spain (session in Spanish / English)

Brief introduction of participants and selected OS activities in SOMMa. Aurelio Ruiz (DTIC-UPF) (document)

How should (if it should) Open Science be incentivised when assessing research organisations in programs such as the centers and units of excellence Severo Ochoa and María Maeztu?

  • Open Science in Spain. Pilar Rico Castro. Head of the Unit Open Access Unit, Repositories and Journals. Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
  • Case 1. Contributing to EU policy.The case of the EU Open Science Policy Platform, and EU-Life reaction to Plan S principles. Michela Bertero (CRG)
  • Case 2. Distributing internal resources using Open Science criteria– The María de Maeztu DTIC-UPF program. Xavier Serra (DTIC-UPF)


17:15h – 18:00h. Auditorium.

Meeting of the SOMMa Working Group on Open Science. Next steps.



10:00h – 14:30h. Room 55.410.

“Open Science and the funding management process”.

Workshop run by the ORION H2020 project.  Check the program. Introductory workshop for participants with little or no knowledge of all the dimensions of Open Science.


15:30h – 17:30h. Room 55.309.

Tutorial – Wikimedia Public (Research) Resources (details)



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Location: Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies, Univ. Pompeu Fabra. Roc Boronat 138, 08018, Barcelona (how to get)

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Luisa Barbosa and Aina Crosas participate as jury in the Exporecerca 2019

Luisa Barbosa and Aina Crosas participate as jury in the Exporecerca 2019


Exporecerca Jove is an international research fair organized by the Association for the Promotion of Young Research (MAGMA). Since 2000, junior high school and high school students from all over the world can present their research projects for three days. This year’s edition is held from February 28 to March 2. Luisa Barbosa and Aina Crosas, of the Studies Center on Science, Communication and Society of the Pompeu Fabra University (SCS-UPF), participate as jury.


Participants present their work in stands customized by themselves, where they have the opportunity to explain their research to the visiting public. Research projects of all areas are accepted. During the three days, the work is evaluated by a group of experts in various branches of knowledge that are unrelated to MAGMA. At the end of the fair, prizes are awarded according to the jury’s assessments.

Although the majority of participants are Catalan, students of other autonomous communities and other countries of the world also participate, which makes the “Exporecerca Jove” a very enriching opportunity.

The fair is held in Farga de l’Hospitalet, next to the fair of science and technology organized by the Mobile World Congress, Yomo. To visit “Exporecerca Jove” you need to get an entry.


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Citizens & researchers: a good team

Citizens & researchers: a good team

GRECO Project would like citizens to be in the driver’s seat of solar energy research. To do so, we are collecting ideas! This information will help the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra to collectively develop an initiative in citizen science applied to photovoltaic research.

Citizen science refers to the inclusion of society in the decision-making, design, implementation, analysis and exploitation of research or innovation. It is therefore an active process in which science is co-created with citizens.

The ideas we have gathered until now constitute a valuable tool of collective intelligence. With it, GRECO would like to demonstrate the added value on including civil society in science and technology. Until now, the information approaches how citizens can participate in research activities related to solar energy and what does this type of research give in return to society.

But, how do we actually co-create science? Some suggestions include serious games, devices, mobile apps, experimentation and do-it-yourself activities.

There is no such thing as too many answers! You’re still on time. Participate here and help us with this process.




More information: The Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is part of the GRECO project, a European initiative that gets together six different countries in order to put Open Science into practice in photovoltaic research and innovation. GRECO wants to demonstrate that a stronger social involvement leads to an improved use and acceptance of innovative products in photovoltaics. Based on the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation and citizen participation, GRECO proposes solutions to increase solar panels useful life, reduce the costs, increase performance and support new uses in agriculture and architecture. GRECO is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program under grant contract number 787289.

We are looking for researchers to participate in the Pint of Science 2019

We are looking for researchers to participate in the Pint of Science 2019

The Pint of Science Festival 2019 will take place from May 20 to 22. Currently, they are looking for researchers in several cities of Catalonia who want to present their research in an educational way.

Interested researchers can fill out this form, which allows the enter to their speakers’ database:


They are also looking for sponsors to continue organizing the festival. Here you can find an informative brochure with some sponsorship options:

If you want to collaborate in another way or have questions, you can contact