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Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality. For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ sciences, governance.
This workshop will consider current challenges to quality assurance in science and their effects on the trustworthiness of science, as knowledge, in applications and in policy. The challenges originate from the previous transformation from community-based ‘little’ science to industrial-scale ‘big’ science, which had effects on research-incentives and thus commitment and morale.
The present transformation, that we call ‘information-age’ science, has enabled new social practices and sources of commitment to emerge, both within and outside of established science, that offer new ways of resolving the challenges of quality assurance.
This workshop will be devoted to a review of these new tendencies, and to communication among them, exploring amongst others, how the insights of Post-Normal Science can contribute to their understanding and way out.
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Alice Benessia, Anne Blanchard, Bruna De Marchi, Silvio Funtowicz, Mario Giampietro, Ângela Guimarães Pereira, Zora Kovacic, Simon Meisch, Jerome Ravetz, Andrea Saltelli, Roger Strand, Jeroen van der Sluijs
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