Re-launch and updates in our blog

Dear reader,

Our blog has undergone some changes and it is time to present it to you. First, the blog now moved from the server of the Berlin Social Science Center marking the transition from a research project-based blog to a free-standing platform on research collaborations (read more in the about-section). We also added social media buttons for you to share our articles more easily in your networks on twitter, facebook and LinkedIn as well as via email. Moreover, you can now follow us on facebook and twitter. Simply click on the icons in the blog’s footer.

The changes include a new funding database where we will post new funding opportunities, moving the calls for application from our series ‘News, calls and other links’ to the database. We want to provide more comprehensive information in the near future and are currently working on the technical means to realise this goal. The funding database is meant to provide scholars with information about funding opportunities for their research. Given the focus on countries in the Global South, we only include opportunities that are also accessible to scholars from developing countries. Eventually, we also want to provide more general overviews over funding schemes and trends for the field of science studies.

The re-launch started off with the first item of our review-series. Akiiki Babyesiza has read the recent study ‘Research universities in Africa’ (African Minds, 2018) and gives us some hindsight on why the book is important and what questions need to be answered next following the line of arguments.

We use this opportunity to invite you as guest authors to participate with:

  • Research summaries of your articles and books on the topic of scientific collaborations
  • Interviews with collaborators, administrators, and researchers of scientific collaborations
  • Comments on events, conferences, science policies or similar subjects
  • Information about conferences in the science and technology studies and related communities
  • Teaching content of courses related to Science and Technology (with relevance to research in  developing countries)
  • Short reviews of new academic and non-academic literature (around 800-1000 words)

Let us continue this discussion and shed light on the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of scientific research collaboration. We look forward to hearing and reading from you.

Take care!

Agnes and Stefan

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