On 9 October, VA is running two parallel workshops in Stockholm: Open Science – What’s in it for me?
will look at open science concepts and tools that have the potential to transform the current scientific system. The workshop on Science Shops
will explore opportunities and different models for setting up Science Shops. The events support work being undertaken as part of the EU SciShops
and ORION Open Science
projects. Both workshops will be held in Swedish and registration is still open.
As the 2019 Researchers’ Grand Prix
gets underway to find Sweden’s best science communicator, researchers are being invited to compete in the N.Ö.R.D (National Open Nationwide Contest)
to directly win a place in the final on 26 November in Stockholm. To enter, researchers must record an engaging four-minute presentation about their research. Films can be made in either English or Swedish. The deadline for applications is 20 October.
The Star-Spotting Experiment, this year’s Swedish Researchers’ Night citizen science project, is a finalist in the 2019 Falling Walls Engage competition
. Lena Söderström will be attending the international Falling Walls conference on 8-9 November in Berlin on behalf of VA to present the project. Fingers crossed!
A new Open Science online MOOC course
to help researchers to share their science with the world is being launched by the EU ORION Open Science project
. Easily digestible modules will explore different aspects of Open Science and allow researchers to gain a certificate in Open Science. The MOOC will start on 21 October.
If you are interested in Science Shops and community-based participatory research, save the date for SciShops’
final symposium being held 30-31 January 2020 in Brescia, Italy. The programme will include skills development workshops and SciShops will be showcasing its ten new Science Shops.