Open access to scholarly publications fosters innovation. An Open Access Policy of the Helmholtz Association is now ensuring that publications originating from funded projects will be made freely available to the public on the internet.
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Six questions with... Daniela Jacob
Why did you become a scientist? And what has really annoyed you recently? We ask our scientists six intriguing questions. This time with Daniela Jacob at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS).
“It is not a matter of recycling old ballpoint pens”
Denise Völker is the first sustainability officer appointed at DESY in Hamburg. In her new job, not only has she learned a lot about physics, but also that the staff actually demand changes to promote environmental protection.
Without large research infrastructures modern science would lack a crucial basis. Every year Helmholtz offers more than ten thousand scientists from over thirty countries acces to its research infrastructures. That is making a decisive contribution to scientific and technological progress.
Raising the curtain on fake news
As part of a series of events co-organized by the Berliner Ensemble and the Helmholtz Association, a science day was held with a focus on the topics of distrust and responsibility. Talking points included climate change, artificial intelligence, and what humans can learn from tiny worms.
Should science fund journalism?
Science journalism is at crisis point: Editorial offices and departments are being scaled back, budgets are being cut. But should the scientific community finance the coverage of its own work? Two points of view.