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New Book on Responsible Research Conduct
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New Book on Responsible Research Conduct

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The InterAcademy Partnership's new book, Doing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise, is available for sale from Princeton University Press. "This concise introductory guide explains the values that should inform the responsible conduct of scientific research in today's global setting," the title's website says. "Featuring accessible discussions and ample real-world scenarios, Doing Global Science covers proper conduct, fraud and bias, the researcher's responsibilities to society, communication with the public, and much more. The book places special emphasis on the international and highly networked environment in which modern research is done, presenting science as an enterprise that is being transformed by globalization, interdisciplinary research projects, team science, and information technologies."

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AU Kwame Nkrumah Science Awards
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AU Kwame Nkrumah Science Awards

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In September 2008 the African Union Commission (AUC) launched its African Union Scientific Award Programme. The call for applications for the 2016 award cycle is now open. Prizes are awarded to top African scientists working in Life and Earth Science and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation. The Continental Award is open to all African scientists and is the highest level of the programme. Two winners will each receive USD 100,000 during the Heads of States and Government Summit in January 2017. The Regional Award implemented in partnership with the Regional Economic Communities (REC) aims at promoting the participation of African women in STI. Two winners per region will each receive a prize of USD 20,000. The National Young Scientists Award is implemented by Member States who have signed an agreement with the AUC and its implementation partner, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). This award is intended for scientists aged not more than forty years by 31 December. Two winners per country will receive a prize of USD 2,000 each. [Image credit: ghanaschools.org]

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Closing Soon: Nominations for L’Oreal Women in Science Awards
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Closing Soon: Nominations for L’Oreal Women in Science Awards

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L’Oreal’s Women in Science International Awards recognise distinguished women scientists each year. “The 2017 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Physical Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America,” according to the award’s website. Nominations, while close on 20 June 2016, must be submitted in writing by an “eminent scientist”. [Image credit: L'Oreal]

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PAEPARD Events at Africa Agriculture Science Week
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PAEPARD Events at Africa Agriculture Science Week

The Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) is organising two side events at the upcoming Africa Agriculture Science Week to be held in Kigali mid-June. The first event, which will focus on results from the PAEPARD users' led process and preliminary results from the PAEPARD Competitive Research Fund (CRF) projects, will take place on Monday 13 June (16h30-18h30). The second event, focusing on preliminary results from CRF projects and Dutch Applied Research Fund projects, takes place on Tuesday 14 (14h00-17h00). [Image credit: FARA]

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Study in Kenya: Insect Science PhD Scholarships at icipe
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Study in Kenya: Insect Science PhD Scholarships at icipe

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The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are inviting prospective doctoral candidates to work on the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences. “At icipe ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year training programme that includes research, training, seminars and participation in scientific meetings and international conferences,” a programme announcement says. “Scholars conduct their research at icipe’s laboratories as well as at field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.” Applications close 22 March 2016 and the study programme commences in September 2016. [Image credit: Flickr, Kenton Forshee]

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Nairobi Gears for SASA 2016
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Nairobi Gears for SASA 2016

The fourth international conference of the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa, takes place in Kenya this August. [Image credit: SASA 2016]

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Conference on Science Advice: ASSAF, DST and IAP Team Up
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Conference on Science Advice: ASSAF, DST and IAP Team Up

The Academy of Science of South Africa, the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa and the InterAcademy Panel are hosting a conference on the science-policy nexus and the Sustainable Development Goals. “From ending hunger and ensuring food security, to combating climate change and ensuring sustainable use of the oceans, science is at the heart of many of these goals,” says an event announcement. Sessions will focus on topics such as the ‘Science advice ecosystem’, ‘Country readiness for science advice’, and ‘Science advice in the international arena with a special focus on synthetic biology’. [Image credit: Flickr, US Army Africa]

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Role of Academies of Science in Addressing Global Sustainability Challenges
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Role of Academies of Science in Addressing Global Sustainability Challenges

Presentation by Dr Mohamed H.A. Hassan of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the CAAST-Net Plus workshop on Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in EU-Africa collaboration in science, technology and innovation (Pretoria, South Africa: 4-5 February, 2016). [Image credit: M.H.A. Hassan]

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New Book: Research For the Developing World
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New Book: Research For the Developing World

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"Research for the developing world is at a crossroads: fading as foreign aid contributes an increasingly modest share of science funding in the global south, yet thriving with efforts to address ‘one world’ global challenges,” writes Bruce Currie-Alder in a blog post for Oxford University Press on the release of his brand new book Research for the Developing World: Public Funding from Australia, Canada, and the UK (published 8 December 2015). Currie-Alder is regional director for the International Development Research Centre’s Cairo office. The book is available for purchase from the OUP website for US $99. [Image credit: Oxford University Press]

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