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Update on IAP and its regional networks The activities of IAP and its regional networks were presented at the G7 Science Conference, hosted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, Italy, on 3 May 2017. Announcing Institution
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G7 Science Academies present three statements in Rome Academies of science from the G7 countries presented three statements to Italian government officials ahead of next May’s G7 meeting hosted by Italy. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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Selby and Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowships open for nomination The Australian Academy of Science seeks nominations for two Travelling Fellowships until 1 June 2017. Announcing Institution
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Mathematics of Planet Earth: International competition for exhibition modules The Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA) is inviting you to participate in the international Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) competition which is also supported by the UNESCO. Announcing Institution
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Breakthrough Prize and European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) announce partnership The Breakthrough Prize and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, today announced a partnership to further the shared goal of promoting a culture where science and scholarship can thrive. Announcing Institution
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Invitation to participate in external review of IPBES assessments IPBES is inviting governments and experts to review its four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and its thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. Announcing Institution
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Introducing IAP's new project developer IAP is pleased to welcome on board its newest staff member, Radia Sia, who will help develop new projects and source new funding for IAP. Announcing Institution
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Contribute to the global discussion on STI for the SDGs Academies are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing global online discussion forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Announcing Institution
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IAP - Academies discuss Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture Experts from more than 20 countries met at Leopoldina this week to discuss their findings on the ongoing IAP project 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture'. Announcing Institution
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Press release: "Open Data in a Big Data World" accord passes 120 endorsements Leading scientific organizations from around the world join a campaign for open access to publicly-funded research data. Announcing Institution
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New TWAS Plus issue is out A new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers. Announcing Institution
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ALLEA publishes revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) publishes the revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, a document that serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings. Announcing Institution
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Improving global health: recommendations for G20 Summit handed over to Chancellor Angela Merkel At the dialogue forum on 22 March at the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany, the science academies of the G20 states handed over recommendations to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The call for nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is now open. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New EASAC report on genome editing EASAC launches a report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans today. Announcing Institution
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IPBES seeks input for the first step towards a new generation of IPBES scenarios The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites stakeholders to take part in their short survey. Announcing Institution
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TUBA Academy Prizes 2017 - seeking nominations The Turkish Academy of Sciences, TUBA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 TUBA Academy Prizes. Announcing Institution
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Invitation to IPBES meetings - update IPBES has released further details on how to attend its forthcoming Stakeholder Day and plenary sessions - including via webcast. Announcing Institution
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Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics and Governance Clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. Announcing Institution
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IAP Science Education Programme convenes in Khartoum The IAP Science Education Progamme (SEP) convened a series of meetings recently in Khartoum, Sudan (5-9 February 2017). As well as the regular annual meeting of the SEP Global Council, there was a two-day Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) Policy Forum. Either side of this was an IBSE training session for science teachers from Sudan.
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IAP response to US President's Executive Order on immigration Communique from the leadership of the InterAcademy Partnership - regarding the Executive Order on travel restrictions signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump Announcing Institution
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Invitation to IPBES meetings IPBES announces a Stakeholder Day in Bonn, immediately prior to its next Plenary Session. Announcing Institution
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Coming soon: Zika!, an online, inquiry-based science education curriculum The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) has received a contribution from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop 'Zika!', an online, inquiry-based science education (IBSE) curriculum module for K-8 teachers and students to address the challenges and mitigation of mosquito-borne illnesses, with a particular focus on the dengue and Zika viruses. Announcing Institution
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New NASAC Board elected On 9 November 2016, the NASAC General Assembly held its 12th meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Announcing Institution
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Press release: launch of SAPEA project European academy networks launch Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA project: Science Advice for Policy by European Academies.
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Mohamed Hassan @ von Humboldt Foundation Mohamed Hassan delivered a talk at the 10th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities organized by von Humboldt Foundation, 20-21 November in Berlin. Announcing Institution
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Online workshop @FAO The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is holding webinars from 29 November-15 December 2016 to strengthen agricultural practitioners’ knowledge of practical means how climate change can be effectively communicated with food producers. Announcing Institution
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AAS seeking new Executive Director The African Academy of Sciences is advertising for a new Executive Director to be located in the registered office in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing Institution
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The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention - update This conference, organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has been taking place 7-25 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland and IAP has contributed to the discussions with two reports. Announcing Institution
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Education and Climate IAP science education programme represented at global climate change meeting in Morocco. Announcing Institution
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LAUNCH Food challenge - call for innovations LAUNCH Food is a global call for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices. Announcing Institution
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Fifth IPBES Plenary in Bonn The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting relevant organizations to attend its next plenary session, taking place from 6-10 March 2017, in Bonn, Germany. This can be an opportunity for academies to provide input into IPBES processes. Announcing Institution
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World Science Day On World Science Day, the message from UNESCO's Director General resonates well with IAP's science education/science literacy programme. Announcing Institution
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Promoting responsible research in Africa IAP has teamed up with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to promote responsible research and build awareness of dual-use research. Announcing Institution
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NASAC calls for scientific and non-academic reviewers The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) is seeking for scientists and non-academic experts with expertise in energy systems, air pollution, health, provision of health services, climate mitigation and adaptation, land use and urban planning, and disaster risk reduction in the urban environment to review full proposals between Dec 2016- mid Jan 2017. Announcing Institution
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Volvo Environment Prize Seeking nominations of candidates who have made outstanding contributions in the field of the environment and sustainable development. Announcing Institution
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IAP and IANAS @ CILAC 2016 IAP recently partnered with GenderInSITE, TWAS and IANAS for sessions at the CILAC in Montevideo, Uruguay, 6 - 9 September 2016. Announcing Institution
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ANSTS - Call for applications for a science advice workshop in Senegal L'Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS) will hold a science advice workshop for participants from francophone Africa. Announcing Institution
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Accademia dei Lincei and IAP sign Charter of Rome IAP has joined with Italy’s national science academy to call for more action to be taken to protect cultural heritage and ‘Art Cities’ from natural disasters. Announcing Institution
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DFID - call for independent expert Research Advisory Group members The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID UK) asks for nominations for its independent expert Research Advisory Group (RAG). Announcing Institution
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350th Anniversary Congratulations to the Académie des sciences Announcing Institution
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IAP for Health launches Statement on research reproducibility IAP for Health releases "A Call for Action on the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research" Announcing Institution
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United Nations Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board - update Following their meeting in Trieste in May this year - hosted by IAP, TWAS, ICTP and ICGEB - the UN Scientific Advisory Board has now published its report on 'The Future of Scientific Advice to the United Nations' Announcing Institution
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IAP for Health's conference looks at ‘Promoting Health’ Global leaders in healthcare and medicine will meet in Beijing, China, on 27-28 September to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population? Announcing Institution
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NEW DEADLINE Responsible Research Practices in Chemistry and Biology Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences' Announcing Institution
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TWAS seeking new Executive Director UNESCO is advertising for a new Executive Director for The World Academy of Sciences Announcing Institution
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Position open at IAP IAP is seeking a project developer/fundraiser to be located in Trieste. Announcing Institution
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EASAC Job Ad - Scientific Policy Officer The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) is partner in an EU-funded project (SAPEA) which is running from autumn 2016 until autumn 2020. More information about the job vacancy for this project can be found here. Announcing Institution