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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
OPCW - Scientists Commit to Promoting Safety and Security Culture in Chemistry The second workshop series on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences” was held in Trieste, Italy from 12-15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Press release: EASAC statement on homeopathy Homeopathy: harmful or helpful? European scientists recommend an evidence-based approach. Across Europe, many people use homeopathic products, which claim to treat a wide array of illnesses. Though these products may be popular in some countries, scientists question whether they are helpful or harmful. In a new statement, a Working Group of the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) - a group composed of leading scientists from across Europe - says that there is no robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathic products are effective for any known diseases, even if there is sometimes a placebo effect. Announcing Institution
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OPCW workshop convenes in Trieste IAP joined TWAS to host the second in a series of workshops to introduce the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to young scientists in Trieste, 12-15 September 2017.
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Climate change education Some 35 experts from 15 countries met in Erice, Italy, to develop a global programme that addresses how climate change education can be included in school curricula around the world. Among the 29 articles of the Paris Agreement, article 12 states that: “Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this Agreement.” Announcing Institution
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Land Degradation & Restoration: Better Evidence-based Information Critical to Achieve Global Goals Media release by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) at a progress briefing on the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, during UNCCD COP13 on 7 September 2017 in Ordos, China. Leading world experts today in China presented an update on the first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of global land degradation and restoration, to be launched next March by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES). Prof. Scholes and Dr. Montanarella have co-chaired the assessment process over the past three years, leading a group of more than 100 leading international experts from 45 countries. Announcing Institution
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IPBES - 6th Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The sixth session of the IPBES plenary will take place from 17 to 24 March 2018, in Medellín, Colombia.On Saturday, 17 March 2018, regional consultations and the IPBES Stakeholder Day will be held. The opening ceremony of the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary will also take place on Saturday, 17 March 2018, in the late afternoon, followed by an official reception. The session is scheduled to close on Saturday, 24 March 2018. An invitation has also been sent to all Ministers for Environment of all States Members of the United Nations or Members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to all Permanent Representatives to UN Environment, as well as to the Permanent missions to the United Nations. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 3, No. 5 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Within 100 years, rising oceans will submerge the 34 islands that comprise the Republic of Kiribati, a Least Developed Country in the central Pacific Ocean. Its citizens – more than 100,000 today – could lose the land that they call home. Already, researchers are contemplating how futuristic floating islands could preserve the nation. And at the AAAS-TWAS Summer Course, experts explored how science diplomacy could build support to protect island nations from catastrophic climate change. Announcing Institution
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Antonio Loprieno elected next President of ALLEA ALLEA Member Academies elected today in Budapest Professor Antonio Loprieno as the next ALLEA President for the term 2018-2021.Member academies of All European Academies (ALLEA) elected today in Budapest Professor Antonio Loprieno as the next ALLEA President for the term 2018-2021. President-elect Loprieno will assume his position during the next General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia in May 2018, following the end of the second term of ALLEA President Günter Stock. Announcing Institution
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Genome editing conference: Agenda now available! A preliminary programme of the international workshop on: 'Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology' 11-13 October 2017, Herrenhausen can be downloaded now. Announcing Institution
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AAS announces appointment of new Executive Director The African Academy of Sciences Governing Council is announcing the appointment of Prof Nelson Torto, a prolific analytical chemist, as its Executive Director with effect from 14 August 2017. Announcing Institution
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IAP survey results out now! Announcing Institution
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International Forum on Science Education 2017 - Declaration The International Forum on Science Education was held in Beijing on 3-4 July 2017. After the meeting a declaration on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) for Children and Youth along the Belt and Road can now be presented.
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UfM - Notice of call for expression of interest for Senior and Junior Experts The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) s seeking to establish a list of external experts (Senior and Junior) from member states of the Union for the Mediterranean in the identified fields of its activities, who will be assigned by contract specific tasks in these fields.
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IAP - Call for Nomination of Young Scientists @WSF 2017 The InterAcademy Partnership is seeking candidates for the World Science Forum to be held in Jordan on 7-11 November 2017 with the theme “Science for Peace”. Selected participants will participate in 2 events, an interactive training workshop side event on Monday 6 November and a plenary session in the main conference on Thursday 8 November. Announcing Institution
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GYA - Call for new members The call for Global Young Academy membership 2018 is now open. The deadline for applications is 24 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Abel Prize 2018: Call for nominations The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is calling for nominations of outstanding mathematicians for its 2018 Abel Prize. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 3, No. 4 The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Heineken Prizes 2018 - call for nominations The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences presents the Heineken Young Scientists Awards every other year to five scientists whose outstanding scientific or scholarly work set an example for other young researchers. Deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017. Announcing Institution
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Call opens for 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation award nominations for early-career women scientists in the developing world Nominations for early-career women scientists in the developing world in the research field of chemistry, mathematics and physics will be accepted until 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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The Role of Academies in Science Advice to Governments On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society of New Zealand, INGSA hosted a workshop on the role of National Academies in providing scientific advice to governments. The workshop report is now available. Announcing Institution
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IAP call for proposals IAP invites its member academies, regional networks and observers to submit proposals that will address its strategic goals. Announcing Institution
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New discussion paper on synthetic gene drives in Australia This publication released by the Australian Academy of Science considers synthetic gene drives in a specifically Australian context and highlights the potential benefits and hazards of possible applications, emphasising the need to eventually consider these within a risk assessment framework. Announcing Institution
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IPBES announcement: External review now open for the Americas assessment The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announced the start of the external review for the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas. Announcing Institution
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Register now! International workshop on: Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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AASSA – NAS KR Workshop on 'Strategies for Building a Link Between Earthquake Science and Policies to Inform State Structures and Public to Reduce the Risks and Consequences of Earthquake' The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (NAS KR) are jointly organising this workshop to be held 10-13 October 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Announcing Institution
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TWAS 2017 Awards to women scientists: call for nominations The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is looking for the nomination of female scientists for their Awards 2017. Nomination deadline is 10 July 2017. Announcing Institution
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OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is calling for nominations for the second edition of a workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. The workshop will be held at TWAS headquarters in Trieste, Italy, from 12 to 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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Announcement of the First Review by experts of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES will circulate the draft chapters of their global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for first review by experts. Announcing Institution
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New brochure published: 'Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research' This brochure by the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences represents a discussion basis for scientists on how to address the dual use dilemma of biological research. Announcing Institution
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2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is organized by UNISDR and will be held 22-26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. Announcing Institution
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Update on IAP and its regional networks The activities of IAP and its regional networks were presented at the G7 Science Conference, hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, Italy, on 3 May 2017. Announcing Institution
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G7 Science Academies present three statements in Rome Academies of science from the G7 countries presented three statements to Italian government officials ahead of next May’s G7 meeting hosted by Italy. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Selby and Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowships open for nomination The Australian Academy of Science seeks nominations for two Travelling Fellowships until 1 June 2017. Announcing Institution
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Mathematics of Planet Earth: International competition for exhibition modules The Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) is inviting you to participate in the international Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) competition which is also supported by the UNESCO. Announcing Institution
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Breakthrough Prize and European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) announce partnership The Breakthrough Prize and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, today announced a partnership to further the shared goal of promoting a culture where science and scholarship can thrive. Announcing Institution
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Invitation to participate in external review of IPBES assessments IPBES is inviting governments and experts to review its four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and its thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. Announcing Institution
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Introducing IAP's new project developer IAP is pleased to welcome on board its newest staff member, Radia Sia, who will help develop new projects and source new funding for IAP. Announcing Institution
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Contribute to the global discussion on STI for the SDGs Academies are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing global online discussion forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Announcing Institution
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IAP - Academies discuss Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture Experts from more than 20 countries met at Leopoldina this week to discuss their findings on the ongoing IAP project 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture'. Announcing Institution
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Press release: "Open Data in a Big Data World" accord passes 120 endorsements Leading scientific organizations from around the world join a campaign for open access to publicly-funded research data. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out A new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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ALLEA publishes revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) publishes the revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, a document that serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings. Announcing Institution
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Improving global health: recommendations for G20 Summit handed over to Chancellor Angela Merkel At the dialogue forum on 22 March at the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany, the science academies of the G20 states handed over recommendations to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New EASAC report on genome editing EASAC launches a report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans today. Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeks input for the first step towards a new generation of IPBES scenarios The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites stakeholders to take part in their short survey. Announcing Institution
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TUBA Academy Prizes 2017 - seeking nominations The Turkish Academy of Sciences, TUBA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 TUBA Academy Prizes. Announcing Institution