We Scientists 2035 Workshop - shape tomorrow's Research Culture


Event details

Date 16.07.2019
Hour 16:0018:30
Category Conferences - Seminars

Are you frustrated with the current research culture? What would your ideal research environment look like? Are you ready to start making these small positive changes today?    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. 
  After the success of the We Scientists 2035 Workshop Day that took place in February at UNIL, we are organizing the first workshop of this kind here at EPFL on  July 16th at 16:00  (room CM 1 105 to brainstorm as a community about the “Research Culture” we want for our future, and to plant the seeds for change today!   The workshop will last about 2h30 and will be followed by an apéro during which discussion will continue and more ideas will emerge.     The workshop is developed by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and uses speculative design scenarios to encourage novel thinking about what an idealised research culture would look like. Through discussions and a series of brainstorming activities, participants will be equipped to start with small positive changes in their research environments. For more information on the workshops, you can take a look at the video here. (Follow on Twitter)   This event is open to researchers at all career stages, as well as non-scientific personnel interested in these questions, and we strongly encourage diversity here.    This first workshop is limited to 50 participants and is on a first come - first served basis.     If you are interested in participating in this (or in a future) workshop, please fill out this form by July 2nd.  If you are among the first 50 people to register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail latest by July 8th with additional details.  Please note that by registering, you make a commitment to be present at the workshop.

Practical information

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  • Registration required


  • Alexandra Waskow, Melanie Hannebelle, Gregoire Michielin, Christophe Galland


  • Christophe Galland


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