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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Der Jahresbericht 2021 ist da!
Ohne Wasser kein Leben: Diese Tatsache erhält durch die Hitzeperiode, die wir derzeit durchleben und aufgrund derer in vielen Regionen Einschränkungen eingeführt werden müssen, eine grosse Brisanz. Im Jahresbericht 2021 legen die Akademien einen besonderen Fokus auf Wasser und die verschiedenen Formen, die es annimmt.   Acht Persönlichkeiten aus dem BFI-Bereich erzählen uns, wie sie sich für Themen wie Digitalisierung und Demokratie, Triage-Richtlinien in der Intensivpflege oder zukunftsgerichtete technologische Fortschritte engagieren. Zudem erfahren Sie, wie das Gesamtbudget der Akademien verteilt ist oder in welchen innovativen...
Swiss Young Academy
Swiss Young Academy elects a new Executive Board and Speaker

The members of the Swiss Young Academy elected their new Executive Board on 10 June 2022. Florian Egli was also appointed as the new speaker. In his one-year term of office, Florian Egli will be keen to provide a platform for fresh minds from science with new ideas. Mey Boukenna will be the new vice-speaker. Furthermore Lucas Mueller’s great commitment as the previous speaker of the Swiss Young Academy was acknowledged.

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
STAAR Commission: transparency in research using animals
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In June, swissuniversities has created the STAAR Commission – Swiss Transparency Agreement on Animal Research. The Commission will support the institutions involved with research using animals in their communication with the public. Signatory organisations report regularly on their progress towards greater transparency.

 

Organisations that join STAAR commit to communication and transparency regarding the use of animals in research. Concrete objectives are defined each year. To date, STAAR brings together 24 organisations.

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Science Advice Network - Ideenpapier für einen klaren und steten Dialog zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik

Basierend auf Diskussionen und eigenen, in über drei Jahrzehnten gezielter Dialogförderung zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik gesammelten Erfahrungen skizzieren die Akademien ein Science Advice Network. Das Ideenpapier soll helfen, den Austausch zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik auf eine neue Grundlage zu stellen. Das Ziel ist ein klar strukturierter, steter Dialog, um Vertrauen aufzubauen und gemeinsam gute Lösungen zu entwickeln.

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Neue Mehrjahresplanung 2025-2028 für den Akademienverbund
Breit abgestützt hat der Akademienverbund mit seinen sechs Einheiten, neun Forschungsinfrastrukturen, den rund 100 Kommissionen und 157 Fachgesellschaften die vorliegende Mehrjahresplanung 2025–2028 verfasst. Deren Struktur, Themen und Ziele wurden im vergangenen und im laufenden Jahr in fünf Workshops systematisch erarbeitet. Beteiligt waren die PräsidentInnen sowie die GeschäftsführerInnen der Einheiten, die Delegierten, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitende sowie die Kommunikationsverantwortlichen.   Die Vielfalt der zu bearbeitenden Objekte und Themen sowie das breite Spektrum der Disziplinen, Methoden, Erkenntnisziele und Wissensbestände...
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Call Sounding Board ORD

The Swiss Academies are establishing a Sounding Board for Researchers for the implementation of the Action Plan on Open Research Data with their expertise. Apply by 7 August 2022 and help boost Open Science in Switzerland.

Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Call for members: Sounding Board for Open Research Data
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The Swiss Academies (a+) are establishing a Sounding Board for Researchers for the implementation of the Action Plan on Open Research Data (ORD) with their expertise. The Sounding Board will consist of up to 16 members and start its activities in autumn 2022. Apply by 7 August 2022 and help boost Open Science in Switzerland.

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TA-SWISS
Digital currency
Digital currency
Digitalisation means a radical change for the Swiss financial system. In the near future, technology companies, but also central banks, could develop and issue new virtual forms of money. TA-SWISS would like to stimulate a debate about this in society as a whole and is launching a new study on this topic. The deadline for submitting project outlines is 4 November 2022.
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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Swiss Personalized Health Network: Factsheet 2022
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The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) has published a new Factsheet. From a researcher’s perspective, it highlights the various tools, services and resources that SPHN offers in the field of data-driven and personalized health research and their added value.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
STAAR Commission: transparency in research using animals
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In June, swissuniversities has created the STAAR Commission – Swiss Transparency Agreement on Animal Research. The Commission will support the institutions involved with research using animals in their communication with the public. Signatory organisations report regularly on their progress towards greater transparency.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
The MD-PhD program supports 13 medical doctors interested in research
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The national MD-PhD program has awarded 13 grants to young physicians engaged in research to complete a doctorate in natural sciences, public health sciences, clinical research or biomedical ethics at a Swiss university. The synopsis of grantees gives an overview of the supported projects.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
The SPHN Management Office is hiring
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The «Swiss Personalized Health Network» (SPHN) coordinates the establishment of data infrastructures for the responsible use of health-related data for research in Switzerland. Starting from 1 September 2022 or upon agreement, the SPHN Management Office is looking for a new team member with a focus on project administration. The deadline for applications is on Monday, 1 August 2022.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Reducing the environmental impact of health services
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While human health is certainly adversely affected by climate change, the health system itself is also partly responsible for the current environmental crisis. How can we rethink health services so that they respect planetary boundaries? The new SAMS position paper is dedicated to this urgent question.

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Stern-Gattiker Prize 2022: The SAMS recognises two female role models
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With the Stern-Gattiker Prize, the SAMS is making female role models more visible, so as to motivate young women to pursue an academic career. This year, the prize has been awarded to Vanessa Banz (Bern) and Susanne Wegener (Zurich). Both are compelling as strong women who encourage others to successfully combine science and clinical work.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Reproductive medicine: preimplantation genetic testing
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In 2020, the SAMS published the recommendations «Preimplantation genetic testing PGT», which address ethical aspects of the PGT counselling and decision-making. Their aim is to contribute to consistent good clinical practice in Switzerland. A recent evaluation shows that no new knowledge has been gained since 2020. The recommendations therefore remain in force without any changes.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
New members in the Senate and the Executive Board
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This year the Senate elected 10 people from various disciplines and institutions as new individual and honorary members. There are also changes in the SAMS Executive Board: The Senate elected 3 new members to replace the same number of vacancies. Further, George Thalmann succeeds Daniel Scheidegger as vice-president of the SAMS.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Robert Bing Prize in neurosciences 2022: call for nominations
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The SAMS is launching a call for nominations for the Robert Bing Prize. The Bing Prize is awarded to authors of outstanding work that has advanced the diagnosis, treatment and cure of diseases of the nervous system. Nominations can be submitted by a third party or an academic institution. The submission deadline is 31 August 2022.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
SPHN and PHRT support 4 National Data Streams
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In 2021, the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and the Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) initiative from the ETH Domain jointly launched the call for National Data Streams (NDS). The 4 selected NDS projects will start in summer 2022.

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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
«Lehren aus Covidkrise jetzt ziehen»

Bericht zum Anlass «Politik ⇄ Wissenschaft: gemeinsam Lösungen erarbeiten», 20. Mai 2022, Bern

 

Akute und chronische Krisen beschäftigen Wissenschaft und Politik in gleichem Mass. In einer Gesprächsrunde berichteten Bundeskanzler, Mitglied Covid-Taskforce und Politikwissenschafterin, welche Lehren aus der COVID-Pandemie zu ziehen sind und wie sich Wissenschaft und Politik in der Schweiz ändern sollten.

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