Information overload. As if there weren’t enough problems.
With science facing so many challenges right now (EU membership referendum and comprehensive spending review, among others), it is important for all of us stay tuned (scary articles regarding the science funding are published almost daily, you wouldn’t want to miss out, otherwise, where will you get your horror stories?).
While tabloids will get the main message across, you might want to look at these 14 blogs that will give you an idea on what happens behind the scene in science policy.
To start with:
- Campaign for Science and Engineering
- Guardian Political Science blog
- Guardian Occam’s Corner
- LSE Impact of Social Sciences
- The Royal Society, In Verba
- UK Bioindustry Association
- Wellcome Trust, Science policy in the news (Spin)
…and then there are blogs by learned societies:
- Royal Society of Biology: see my latest blog posts on the sometimes preposterous media headlines in the news and an interdisciplinary initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
- Biochemical Society: I have recently written about empowering early career researchers to speak up and engage with the media.
- British Ecological Society
- British Society for Immunology
- Society for Applied Microbiology
- Microbiology Society
..and one special recommendation:
- For conservation enthusiasts it is a must to follow the blog by James Borrell. In December 2015 he is leading an international conservation expedition to Northern Madagascar (how cool!) & believes there is still hope for conservation! You’d better do too!
This is just my personal selection, if there is anything you’d like to add, drop a line in the comment box at the bottom of the page.