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The Swiss Young Academy grows by another five members

The General Assembly of the Swiss Young Academy (SYA) has elected five new members. The newly-admitted members convinced with their research, experience of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation and their motivation to work at the interface of science, society and politics. They will be able to implement their project ideas over the next five years jointly with the other 29 members.

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In consultation: Model for the implementation of advance care planning
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Advance care planning (ACP) provides the basis for whether or not to initiate medical measures in the event of sudden, prolonged or permanent incapacity. Since 2021, the national working group has been working to develop framework conditions and quality standards of ACP. It has drafted a model for this purpose, which is open for public consultation until July 15, 2022.

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Nur oberflächliche Abkühlung für den Schweizer Permafrost

Die langjährigen Permafrostmessungen in den Schweizer Alpen zeigen für das hydrologische Jahr 2021 je nach Tiefe ein unterschiedliches Bild: Die kühleren Witterungsbedingungen führten zu einer Abnahme der Temperaturen nahe der Oberfläche sowie der Geschwindigkeit der Blockgletscher. In der Tiefe dagegen setzte sich die in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten beobachtete Erwärmung fort. Dies berichtet das Schweizer Permafrost-Messnetz PERMOS.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Young Talents in Clinical Research: Call 2022
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With the «Young Talents in Clinical Research» program, the Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation and the SAMS aim at encouraging young medical doctors to start out in clinical research. For 2022, CHF 1 million is made available to finance «protected research time» and «project grants» for a consecutive research project. The submission deadline is 30 June 2022.

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Europa müsste jährlich 2- bis 4-mal mehr in Klimaschutz investieren

Ein konsequenter Klimaschutz in allen Teilen der Gesellschaft ermögliche eine hohe Lebensqualität für alle und fördere die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung. Mit den heutigen Klimapolitiken und auch mit den in Aussicht gestellten Verschärfungen sei die Welt aber nicht auf Kurs: Im 3. und letzten Teil des 6. Sachstandsberichtes des Weltklimarates IPCC haben Forschende weltweit das Potenzial verschiedener Klimapolitiken analysiert, den Ausstoss von Treibhausgasen zu senken.

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Organ transplantation: presumed or express consent?
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Organ transplantation is an evidenced-based therapy. It finds its justification on the fundamental idea of the will and ability of individuals to help each other. On 15 May, the revised transplantation law will be put to a vote. In order to support the opinion building, the SAMS is publishing a factsheet that summarizes the ethical, medical and legal basis for the discussion.

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Das neue CO2-Gesetz birgt finanzielle Risiken
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Mit der neuen Vorlage des Bundesrats für eine Revision des CO2-Gesetzes kann die Schweiz die Klimaziele nur durch den umfangreichen Zukauf ausländischer Zertifikate erreichen. Diese Strategie birgt langfristig erhebliche finanzielle Risiken für den Bundeshaushalt und die Wirtschaft und verpasst Chancen, wie die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz in ihrer Stellungnahme ausführen.

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Discover the SAMS Annual Report 2021 online
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Although vaccination changed the situation in the second year of the pandemic, the coronavirus remained a key issue for the SAMS in 2021. In addition to topics related to this issue, we have initiated, accompanied and completed numerous projects, published papers and implemented funding programmes. Our online annual report (French or German) allows you to look back on the year 2021 as experienced by the SAMS.

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Personalized health: The national infrastructure to boost research is up-and-running
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Connecting researchers from across Switzerland with biomedical data to foster personalized health: this is the aim of the national secure computing network BioMedIT, setup by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, in collaboration with ETH Zurich and University of Basel. The network is part of the Swiss Personalized Health Network initiative (SPHN).

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SPHN: Second call for Swiss cohorts to join the Maelstrom catalogue
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Supported by the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN), the metadata of 10 Swiss cohort studies are currently being integrated into the international Maelstrom catalogue. SPHN launches now a second call for proposals to strengthen the reuse of these valuable data for research purposes and international scientific collaborations.

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Swiss Young Academy
Last day to become a member

Are you interested in interdisciplinary issues or transdisciplinary collaboration? Do you have an academic connection to Switzerland and are not yet 40 years old? Then apply for a five-year membership of the Swiss Young Academy by 28 February 2022.

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Standing by the science community

The Swiss Academies fully endorse the statement of ALLEA (All European Academies)  in support of Ukraine’s society, academic colleagues and its sister academy.

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Für eine lebenswerte Zukunft muss jetzt konsequent in klimaresiliente Entwicklung investiert werden

Um eine lebenswerte Zukunft für alle zu sichern, müsste die Gesellschaft die Klimaerwärmung eindämmen und sich vor deren Folgen schützen. Im zweiten Teil des 6. Sachstandsberichtes untersucht der Weltklimarat IPCC die Folgen des Klimawandels, die Verletzlichkeit von Mensch und Natur und die Möglichkeiten sich anzupassen. Die umfassende Analyse zeigt deutlich: Mit fortschreitender Erwärmung vervielfachen sich die Risiken und die Anpassungsfähigkeit von Mensch und Natur wird zunehmend überschritten.

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KZS call for proposals: Moral distress among the healthcare workforce
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The SAMS is providing a total of CHF 250’000.– from the Käthe-Zingg-Schwichtenberg Fund for research in bio-medical ethics dealing with moral distress among the healthcare workforce. Moral distress describes the mental and moral repercussions experienced by health professionals when they are unable to provide ethically appropriate action, usually due to institutional constraints. The submission deadline is 15 May 2022.

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Scholars at Risk - Help for Afghan academics

«Scholars at Risk» helps researchers who are threatened in their countries of origin, currently in Afghanistan. The Academies support this work. Radio SRF reported on this.

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Open call: patient representative
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The SAMS launches a call for applications for a patient representative in the Coordination Platform Clinical Research (CPCR). If you have experience of clinical research as a patient, an interest in medical topics and wish to contribute to the elaboration of strategic recommendations, this position may be right for you.

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Forschung im Dienst von Menschen und Tieren

Academic research institutions are pleased with the unequivocal commitment to responsible research involving animals and humans. The debate surrounding the initiative fostered discussion about the importance of research, understanding the methods and processes that lead to new knowledge, and improving medical care for humans and animals, among other things. The concern for animal welfare is shared by the researchers: They are working hard to develop the 3Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace) principles and respect the high ethical and legal standards for research in Switzerland.

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“Stick to Science”: Switzerland and the UK in Horizon Europe
This campaign asks political authorities to rapidly conclude the process of associating Switzerland and the UK to Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation programme. It calls for an open and collaborative research and innovation landscape in Europe, without political barriers delaying this association. Switzerland and the UK can make important scientific and financial contributions to the European Research Area so that it remains competitive at a global level. Allowing political differences to prevent scientific collaboration is contrary to the interests of society at large. The scientific community is invited to support the campaign...
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«Stick to Science»: Switzerland in Horizon Europe
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The campaign «Stick to Science» asks political authorities to rapidly conclude the process of associating Switzerland and the UK to Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation programme. It calls for an open and collaborative research and innovation landscape in Europe, without political barriers delaying this association.

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