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New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality 3-4 March 2016, Ispra, Italy
Posted by Jeroen on Thursday, December 17 2015 @ 00:00:00 CET
News and announcements This is an announcement and invitation to contribute or to participate to the forthcoming workshop organised by DDG01/Science and Technology Studies Project:

New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality 3-4 March 2016, Ispra, Italy

Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2016.

Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality. For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ sciences, governance.

This workshop will consider current challenges to quality assurance in science and their effects on the trustworthiness of science, as knowledge, in applications and in policy. The challenges originate from the previous transformation from community-based ‘little’ science to industrial-scale ‘big’ science, which had effects on research-incentives and thus commitment and morale.

This workshop will be devoted to a review of these new tendencies, and to communication among them, exploring amongst others, how the insights of Post-Normal Science can contribute to their understanding and way out.

This is also the second meeting of the Post-normal Science community and network.
Practical guidance to contribute to this workshop:

The workshop is organised in the format of "Conversations". At this workshop, dialogue, making and doing are welcome! Hybrids of sciences and arts or other forms of knowing are appreciated.

Contributions should speak to the preamble above and the questions it raises; at the workshop they should be in the form of: short 10 minutes statements within conversations of not more than 4 participants.

interactive installations – beyond the poster.

Please send abstract of 150 words by 15 January 2016 to pns2016@jrc.ec.europa.eu

Selection of statements and installations will be done within 20 January 2016.

Updates will be posted here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/workshop/challenges-quality



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