Establishment of the ISC expert group on plastic pollution

The International Science Council is pleased to announce the formation of its expert group on plastic pollution. This marks an important step towards ensuring that science plays a pivotal role in advancing the ongoing development of an internationally binding instrument to address plastic pollution.


Science in Times of Crisis: Lessons from Fukushima and WWII

Collective ‘memory’ is one way to ensure that past mistakes in the evolution of science systems are not repeated after a crisis, disaster or conflict according to a University of Tokyo historian who has contributed to the ISC Science Futures report: Protecting Science in Times of Crisis.


Crisis-ready science: a framework for proactive and resilient sector

In an era marked by escalating geopolitical conflicts, the sanctity and resilience of the global scientific community have never been more crucial. This report, "Protecting Science in Times of Crisis: How do we stop being reactive and become more proactive?" emerges at a critical juncture, addressing the urgent need to protect scientists, academics, and educational institutions increasingly targeted in various global crises.


Achieving sustainable development requires the full inclusion of women and girls in science

Despite advancements in women's education, a significant gender gap persists across all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) globally. In recognition of this issue, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Science Council (ISC) supported a statement at the 9th Assembly of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


Open science round-up: January 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of our Open Science Round-up, curated by Moumita Koley. Join us as she brings you the key reads and news in the world of open science.


A promising year ahead for scientific publishing

2023 emerged as a landmark year for scientific publishing, characterized by widespread calls for reform from researchers, journal editors, funding agencies, government and non-governmental entities alike. As we reflect on the year, there are more voices within the academic community speaking to the need of the existing publishing and research evaluation systems to change.


Assessing the support offered to displaced Ukrainian scientists

A new report by #ScienceForUkraine quantifies and assesses the adequacy of the support mechanisms in meeting the needs of displaced Ukrainian scientists. The study also explores implications for policymakers and scientific institutions for the effective design and implementation of support programmes aimed at scientists in times of crisis.


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