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12:00 - 14:00 20 June 2014

The culture of scientific research: Calling all scientists - what's it like being you?


AV Hill Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Jonathan Montgomery, Professor of Health Care Law, UCL; Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics; and Chair of the Health Research Authority
Geraint Rees, Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurology, UCL
Philip Campbell, Editor, Nature
Giovanna Tinetti, Professor of Astrophysics, UCL

What motivates scientists and what pressures are they under? What effects are funding and publishing systems having on the production of high quality, ethical scientific research? Are current methods for assessing the quality of science working?

Express your views on these and other questions at a discussion event organised by UCL in collaboration with the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

The event is part of a nationwide-project to gather views and encourage debate about how the different features of the UK research environment are affecting, both positively and negatively, the work and behaviour of scientists at all stages of their career. The findings of the project be published and presented to policy makers towards the end of 2014. This is your chance to contribute.

Sandwich lunch will be served 12.00-12.30 in Room B05 and B15, Darwin Building (both venues are accessible via Malet Place)


Kasia Diez
+44 (0)20 7679 8585 | k.diez@ucl.ac.uk