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  • 26 September 2022

    Action needed now so scientists are ready for the next pandemic

    To be properly prepared for future large-scale infectious disease outbreaks, Dutch scientists need to better cooperate, both within and beyond their discipline. They also need to share research data with one another more frequently. In a new advisory report, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, “the Academy”) argues that policymakers and knowledge institutions have an important role to play in making this possible. According to the Academy, by already creating the right conditions right now, scientists can get straight to work if the situation calls for it.

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  • 5 July 2022

    Long-term strategic vision needed to deal with impact of pandemic on academia

    Like the rest of society, the world of academia was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. In its report The pandemic academic, published on 5 July, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences surveys the impact of the crisis on academia.  Which of the changes brought about by the pandemic do we wish to retain, and which not?  The report also looks in depth at how pandemic impacted trust in academic research and the relationship between academia, society and politics.

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