Helping science succeed
Helping science succeed

Launching Projects

We invent, launch, finance and manage projects that improve science communication tools, practices, and policies, especially those used inside science.

Creating Networks

We unite stakeholders to share perspectives, and work on common ground to develop realistic, sustainable reforms that benefit everyone.

Improving Discovery

SCI’s work improves how science knowledge is shared, which will lead to better science, better science policies, and new and faster discoveries.

2024 Priorities

CDR Conference Planning

Global efforts to address climate change will need to include coordinated global action to remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. SCI’s 2025 Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) conference will be the first major global conference dedicated to creating the necessary policy framework for this vital work.

Combatting Disinformation

Working across disciplines and countries, SCI will continue investigating the best way to fund and develop a global Disinformation Awareness Training & Education program (DATE). This program will unite diverse experts and combine their insights into practical and effective tools, resources and networks. 

Open Science Policy

Through our global Open Scholarship Intitiative (OSI) project, SCI will continue working with policy makers from around the world to develop the future of open science, with the goal of ensuring that this future is effective for research and researchers, evidence-based, and equitable.

Newest articles

Will “European values” control AI?

The European Parliament has agreed to a new set of rules governing the use of artificial intelligence. Will they work...

Open is dead, long live open!

Richard Poynder declared the open access movement dead in his November 24th Twitter post. Is he correct?

DARPA announces quantum computing breakthrough

A new breakthrough in quantum computing has brought the prospect of massive new computing power for science within reach.

It’s time to start removing greenhouse gasses

The IPCC has been telling us for decades that we need to start removing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere....

Measuring the impact of science research

Trying to measure the impact of science research involves a lot of guesswork, but we do it anyway, especially funders....

Predicting the next 10 years: Climate change, AI, and the wealth gap

Futurists have almost always been wrong. Today’s predictions are now better. Instead of metaverses, the real future will revovle around...

Changing opinions Part 2: How society can overcome belief perseverance

Belief perseverance is the key reason why misinformation and disinformation are so dangerous. What tools do we have to help...

Death by politics

What happens when politicians put politics over policy? The evidence from COVID, climate change, and maternal care is sobering.

ChatGPT on the future of science communication

What does ChatGPT have to say about the role it will play in the future of science and science communication?...

Why our opinions about science can be hard to change. Part 1: Belief perseverance

Science and belief systems have tangled frequently throughout history, The outcomes have been challenging for both science and socity.