We Scientists Shape Science

Science has become a lot bigger and faster. Join our effort to make it better.

we scientists shape science
we scientists shape science
we scientists shape science

We want science to be creative, solid, open, helpful for society and a good career opportunity for the talented youth. Let’s start to change what it means to be a scientist and the way and the framework in which science is conducted. It is us scientists who need to change science.

Superscientist saves science, in Horizons
Bild: David Boller
Superscientist saves science, in Horizons
Superscientist saves science, in Horizons (Bild: David Boller)

Superheroes or super teams?

Many scientists and science administrators agree: the rating of scientists should not rely on their publication list alone, but take into account several aspects of their scientific work: discovering, publishing, teaching, communicating, translating science into action etc. However, can an individual be excellent in all of this? Does she or he have the time to do it properly? Or should science and the evaluation of scientific merits be more based on team efforts? How? The Superhero story in the magazine Horizons (09/2017) challenges the traditional way in which science is fostering certain scientists – and not others. What is your view? Pls write us.

Congress «We Scientists Shape Science»

Over 200 scientists debated on how to improve science at the congress «We Scientists Shape Science» in January 2017. Read their conclusions, track the implementation and learn more on these pressing issues:


Time for Research

How can we shift science from producing ever more and more to creating in-depth and meaningful research?
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Space for Creativity

How can we increase the prospects to achieve real new insights?
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Scientific Career

How can we grant scientists with early independence? How can we foster diversity in science?
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Scientific Practice

How can we maintain and improve good scientific practice?
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Open Science

How can we ensure that science builds on the entire body of research?
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Science in Society

How and on which foundation do we as scientists act in society?

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About the portal

So that science remains the best method to gain knowledge, we need to improve it. The web portal provides information on pressing issues and on the science congress «We Scientists Shape Science».

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
  • 2017

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

Ein neuer europäischer Verhaltenskodex setzt Leitplanken für wissenschaftliche Integrität. Die prägnante Zusammenstellung verfasst haben ausgewählte Expertinnen und Experten des Verbunds von 59 Akademien aus 40 Ländern des Europarats – den All European Academies (ALLEA). Als Referenzdokument der Europäischen Kommission wird es bindend sein für alle Forschenden mit Projektgeldern aus dem Europäischen Forschungsrahmenprogramm. Die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz haben die Erarbeitung der Neuauflage des Dokuments substanziell unterstützt.

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