#Wescientists Research Culture workshops:
let’s co-construct the future of research together

Date: Friday 30th November
Time: 10 am-12:30pm
Location: Swiss Academy of Sciences, Laupenstrasse 7, 3008 Bern (see map)
Registration: The workshop is sold-out but there will be a follow-up event on 7 February 2019
Contact: Tania Jenkins (tania.jenkins@scnat.ch)

The term Research culture describes the values, norms and expectations of researchers and influences aspects such as research integrity, openness, inclusivity, academic career trajectories and the peer review system. It affects the environment, the people and ultimately, the quality of research that is performed.

At the We Scientists Shape Science meeting in January 2017, 200 researchers and key players from the Swiss research landscape met to discuss the issues relating to Swiss research culture in Switzerland. As part of its ongoing commitment to improving research culture, the Swiss Academy of Sciences is adapting the Royal Society UK’s workshops « Visions of 2035 ».

The workshop uses speculative design scenarios to encourage novel thinking about what an idealised research culture would look like in 27 years time, with the aim to start with small changes today. In the first part of the workshop, participants will explore two alternate future research culture scenarios. The workshop participants will discuss what they like and dislike about them and what they would do differently and imagine their ideal future research culture. In the second part of the workshop, the participants will plan the first steps required to achieve their ideal. The goal is that after the workshop, participants will feel empowered to implement small changes in their own research habits and environments.

This workshop is open to researchers from all career stages and is limited to two parallel workshops with up to 10 participants per workshop. It is available on a first come, first served basis.
The workshop is sold-out

If you have any questions regarding the content of the workshops, please contact Tania Jenkins (tania.jenkins@scnat.ch).