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How to change the world: COMPASS on science and effective communication

Scientists have information that can help us solve complex problems that threaten us all, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. COMPASS is a non-profit organisation which believes that strategic communication is critical for a future in which both people and nature survive and thrive. Executive Director Amanda Stanley told Research Outreach how they are building a cross-discipline community of […]

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Let’s talk! How Science Talk is getting science communicators together

If scientists want their research to make a difference in the world, it is essential that they learn how to be effective ‘science communicators’; if no one hears about research, it may as well never have happened. We found out from Science Talk President Allison Coffin how her organisation is bringing scientists together in new ways to create a community […]

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Sense about Science: Public led, expert fed

Scientific evidence, when used responsibly, has the potential to be a great power for good. However, our lives often revolve around claims based on little, poor or poorly understood evidence. Sense about Science is changing that: they want the public to ask questions and politicians and the media to be held accountable. In this article we find out from director […]

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Collaborate to innovate: How the InSPIRE Center at UCLan Cyprus brings together academics and industry

The Center of Interdisciplinary Science Promotion & Innovation Research Exploration (InSPIRE) at UCLan Cyprus aims to enhance scientific research through a series of collaborative partnerships in diverse scientific disciplines between academia and industry, carrying this out through a series of projects, educational activities and community engagement. InSPIRE’s co-founder, Dr Panayiotis Andreou, believes it is essential that the two sides work […]

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The European Science Foundation: Forging funding strategies and scientific connections

In its almost half a century of existence, the European Science Foundation has established itself as a critical member of the European science community, active in influencing and shaping the research landscape. CEO Nicolas Walter shared with Research Outreach what part the foundation plays now and how he hopes science and research will develop in Europe (and the world!) in […]

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The Social Scientist – providing STEM career guidance from global mentors

The Social Scientist is a revolutionary mentorship programme for the STEM community. The online platform enlists mentors from around the world to provide guidance and career advice to students and professionals in STEM fields. Here, Dr Danielle Tomasello, Founder of The Social Scientist, tells us how her own experiences as a STEM graduate led her to create a platform that […]

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Researcher: An app to keep scientists on top of science

Olly Cooper, CEO and co-founder of the Researcher app, thinks he and his team have found a solution for scientists who need to be confident that they have heard about all the latest research and publications in their field, but don’t have the time to check every publication channel themselves. Researcher makes keeping up to speed quick and easy, and […]

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A Foundation for the future: How the Medical Research Foundation is looking long-term in its medical research funding

The Medical Research Foundation (the Medical Research Council’s charitable foundation) believes that investing in long-term research projects – research that will not just be valuable now but also beneficial later – is the key to effective medical advancement. The Foundation steps in to fund the most promising health research that will make the biggest difference, filling gaps left by institutions […]

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Psychedelic psychotherapy: The answer to addiction?

The use of psychedelics as a tool to aid psychotherapy is controversial, even in 2020. But some psychiatrists think psychedelics could be used effectively and safely to enhance the treatment of patients with a range of mental health issues. Consultant psychiatrist Ben Sessa is one such doctor, and he has been conducting research and gathering evidence in this area since […]

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Nesta: Collective intelligence, people-powered results and experimentation

The world is changing faster than ever, and solutions to the challenges faced by governments, the health and public sectors and educational institutions need to be innovative and inventive to match. At the Nesta foundation, experts are using research-based evidence to come up with frameworks and programmes to support those people trying to solve some of Europe’s trickiest public conundrums. […]

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