The DFG and the Leopoldina Present Recommendations on “Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility”
General Guidelines on Dealing with Security-Relevant Scientific Research / Self-Regulation and Increasing Awareness of the “Dual-Use Problem”
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina presented their joint recommendations on “Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility” on 26 June 2014 in Berlin.
AU-TWAS National Award for Young Scientists in South Africa, 2014:Life & Earth Sciences and Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation
The African Union (AU) Assembly of heads of States and Government declared 2007 as the launching year for building constituencies and champions for science, technology and innovation in Africa, and called for increased international scientific cooperation. Further to the recommendation of the African Ministerial Committee on Science and Technology (AMCOST), the AU is collaborating with The World Academy of Sciences (formerly known as the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS)) on the awarding of prizes to young scientists with a view to promoting science in Africa. The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), will be coordinating the awarding of the 2014 AU-TWAS Prizes for Young Scientists in South Africa. Candidates for the annual AU-TWAS National Awards should be under the age of 40. Two prizes worth US$5,000 each will be awarded to young scientists, one in the field of ‘Life and Earth Sciences’ and the other in ‘Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation’.