About ScienceGeist

ScienceGeist is a curated database and newsletter covering a wide variety of topics relating to science policy. Its goal is to raise awareness of science policy discussions and related issues. ScienceGeist presents news articles, scientific publications, opinion pieces and more from a variety of reputable sources.

How to use ScienceGeist

The latest entries on https://www.sciencegeist.ch/ appear at the top of the page. Each article is linked to the original source and tagged with keywords that indicate the topic, the type of article, publisher and publication date.

You can search for articles on any topic in our database via the search function provided in the top right-hand corner. You can also filter by clicking on the tags displayed on each article.

Note the colour coding of the entries:   News       Opinion Articles       Publications and Reports       Blogs and Web Pages  

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In order to subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay up to date with current science policy trends, click on the orange envelope in the top right-hand corner and enter your email address. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.

Contribute to ScienceGeist

We are happy to add interesting articles suggested by our readers to our ever-growing collection of science policy articles from reputable sources. Links can be submitted by clicking on “Send us a link” in the top left-hand corner. Our editors curate all submissions.


ScienceGeist is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and its database dates back to 2013. While it is curated by SNSF employees, the shared articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the SNSF.

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