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Experiment, translate and transform: priorities for the next decade of research on research

Please join us for a special online event to kickstart RoRI's second phase, from 15:00-18:00 CEST (14:00-17:00 BST) on 20 June 2022 . The event is co-hosted with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Our opening keynote speaker will be Michael Nielsen who is a pioneer of both quantum computing and open science, and co-author of one of the most cited physics texts of all time. His 2011 book Reinventing Discovery was one of the FT's books of that year, and helped to make open science a global issue. He is now based at the Astera Institute in California, where he works to develop tools and processes to speed up the way scientific discoveries are made. His talk will build on his recent paper on this theme, co-authored with Kanjun Qiu.

Other speakers include:

  • Matthias Egger (President, Swiss National Science Foundation);
  • Sarah de Rijcke (Co-Chair of RoRI & Director, CWTS, Leiden University);
  • Marc Schiltz (CEO of FNR—National Research Fund of Luxembourg & President, Science Europe);
  • Alison Bourgon (Director General—Science Policy, Canadian Institutes for Health Research);
  • Thomas Alslev Christensen (Senior Vice-President, Impact, Novo Nordisk Foundation);
  • Brian Nosek (Director, Center for Open Science);
  • Katrin Milzow (Head of Strategy, Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Dan O'Connor (Head of Research Environment, Wellcome);
  • Sue Hartley (Vice-President for Research, University of Sheffield).
We'll also review highlights and what we've learnt during RoRI's pilot phase, and look ahead to priorities and projects for RoRI Phase 2, which will run for five years.

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Culture shift: a new
Research on Research Institute (RoRI) seminar series
The online seminar series highlights new and emerging topics in fields relevant to research on research and is open to anyone with an interest. Third Thursday every month 4-5:30pm (UK time).
16 June 2022
4-5:30pm (UK time)
The quantified scholar, Professor Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, University of California. We will also hear responses to Dr Pardo-Guerra from Prof. Sarah de Rijcke, Co-Chair of RoRI and Scientific Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University and Dr Molly Morgan Jones, Director of Policy at The British Academy—followed by a discussion. This seminar is organised by RoRI and Sheffield Metascience Network (MetaNet) at the University of Sheffield. Click here to reserve your place.
21 July 2022
4-5:30pm (UK time)
Why mental health research needs to change, Dr Ismael Rafols, University of Leiden. We will also hear responses from Sara Nässtrom, representing Vinnova in Sweden's National Strategy for Mental Health followed by a discussion. Click here to reserve your place.
20 October 2022
4-5:30pm (UK time)
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