Reopening Plans and the Future of Open Scholarship: A Call for Participation
Over the last few months we've been in conversation with colleagues in higher education about what they see as the challenges that lie ahead as they weigh reopening plans and longer term effects of the global pandemic. Starting June 29th, we will be launching our first research effort to support institutional decision-making in research and scholarship.
How - and When - Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?
It is likely we'll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine - but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen explains the tremendous challenges that lie ahead.
Forecasting for COVID-19 Has Failed - International Institute of Forecasters
COVID-19 is a major acute crisis with unpredictable consequences. Many scientists have struggled to make forecasts about its impact. However, despite involving many excellent modelers, best intentions, and highly sophisticated tools, forecasting efforts have largely failed.
The research world has moved faster than many would have suspected possible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In five months, a volume of work has been generated that even the most intensive of emergent fields have taken years to create.In our new report, How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture, we investigate the research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to COVID-19. The report includes analysis of publication trends, geographic focal points of research, and collaboration patterns.
Despite the special calls for research into the novel coronavirus, researchers should all still concentrate on what they do best, writes Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF.