Science Communication Forum
The Science Communication Forum exists to promote debate about science and science communication across the College. The Forum is organised by the Science Communication Unit. All members of the College are welcome to come to the meetings.
In the past few years we have discussed the role of public engagement, the significance of open access publishing, the level of funding support for science and - most recently - the ethics of contemporary scientific culture.
In June 2015 we held a lively meeting discussing the 'pressure to publish', looking in particular at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report 'Contemporary UK culture'
In January 2016 we held a further meeting on the issue, attended by 35 of Imperial's postdoctoral staff. Opening arguments on the changing landscape of research metrics and on 'pressure to publish' were given by Professor Stephen Curry (Life Sciences) and Isabel Van de Keere (Engineering).
in May 2016 we held The Big Data Debate. You might like to read this related publication from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.