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πŸ“ŒThe countdown has begun..πŸ’«We are just about to take you off on a marathon of tweets with our Hon’ble Minister @drharshvardhan as part of the track 1 #consultations of #STIP2020 πŸŽ‰

#sciencepolicy #scipol #science #ScienceRising #ScienceTwitter #Science4Policy
#AdvancingSciPol
Tighten your seatbelts we are going LIVE in 3⃣,2⃣,1⃣….. Here we go!

#ChatWithDrHarshVardhan on

@mygovindia @IndiaDST@PrinSciAdvGoI @Ashutos61 @guptaakhilesh63@ChagunBasha@nimita_pandey
Good afternoon everyone! 🌞🌦️
Welcome to In Conversation with Dr. Harsh Vardhan @drharshvardhan, Hon’ble Minister of S&T @MoHFW_INDIA @moesgoi

Please post your recommendations, comments with #ChatWithDrHarshVardhan
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How can we develop research agendas that address differing stakeholder perspectives? Just out: "New Methods in Creating Transdisciplinary Science Policy Research Agendas: The Case of Legislative Science Advice” bit.ly/2DYsBni 1/9
2/9 A growing literature describes collaborative efforts to identify and prioritize scientific questions of policy importanceβ€”aka β€œbig questions”—by diverse communities of stakeholders (Rudd 2011, bit.ly/3fZPZ0F; Sutherland et al. 2011, bit.ly/2EbWiRw).
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Working to become anti-racist requires that we research & acknowledge the persistence & gravity of structural racism, so we've created a series of 10 infographics about why racism is a public health problem. Here's the overview:
The full series with functional hyperlinks is on our website, & we'll be posting snippets throughout the coming days!
scipolucla.com/2020/07/30/rac…
Here are some myths we'll be disproving around race & public health!

#SciPol #scicomm #ScienceTwitter
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My time is winding down as an intern on the #APSPPB and I’m supposed to write a report...

So I’m doing a twitter thread instead to share it out. Gather round to learn about my #PlantPathPol experience!
#OnBrand @plantdisease (1/n)
When I first joined the #APSPPB, I was very overwhelmed by being on a Zoom call (lol) with a bunch of professors and β€œreal” plant pathologists. It took me a while to find my sea legs as they say. (2/n)
I didn’t really even know what I was getting into when I signed up for the #APSPPB, but I wanted to see how policy and professional societies intersected. And how #PlantHealth professionals (esp. profs) could impact policy. #PlantPathPol #SciPol (3/n)
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Media outlets trained to look for worst-case #climate narratives are increasingly being confronted with pushback from #climate scientists
#scipol #scicomm
Hm, a case of "listening to the media reporting on science" vs. "listening to the science"?
Not clear yet what the #IPCC will make of higher climate sensitivity in many CMIP6 models, but @guardian piece is clearly on the more sensationalist side
As usual, @CarbonBrief has an excellent explainer by @hausfath on CMIP6 models runs, incl. the issue of climate sensitivity
carbonbrief.org/cmip6-the-next… Image
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In the Senate @SenSchumer @SenToddYoung have introduced the Endless Frontiers Act to create a new technology directorate at a renamed NSF. Look for House counterpart soon. Their rationale is presented below. Some details... (1/x) usatoday.com/story/opinion/… #science #innovation
Text is available in the Congressional Record, starting on page 10 of this PDF: congress.gov/116/crec/2020/…

Will also appear here: congress.gov/bill/116th-con…

(2/x)
The crux of the proposal is to create a second Deputy Director to head this new well-funded Directorate for Technology. Would be authorized at $2 billion in FY 2021 (on top of an $8+ billion current NSF budget) and $100 billion total over the next five years.
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πŸ“’ Are you a #scientist, a publisher, a #scipol maker or someone with experience and interest in #OpenScience?

πŸ–ŠοΈTake @UNESCO Global Consultations on #OpenScience survey and help build a global consensus on #OpenScience πŸ‘‰bit.ly/3atqz9c

*⃣ Deadline is June 15, 2020
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For political movements, "either/or" & "5 minutes to midnight" strategies might work fine, but there will be new carbon budgets and new net-zero years in the future
@Peters_Glen and I wrote about this in @NatureGeosci
rdcu.be/RAld & rdcu.be/0TiG #scipol
@Peters_Glen @NatureGeosci There are two problems with this strategy, a more political one and one for researchers at #scipol interface.
Constant "5 minutes to midnight" framing feeds politicians' impression that time will never run out, and that there will always be new deadlines rdcu.be/0TiG Image
@Peters_Glen @NatureGeosci Constant "either/or" framing gives researchers at science/policy interface problematic incentives to keep "5 minutes to midnight" storyline alive, by shifting assumptions, e.g. on max decarbonisation rates & net negative emissions nature.com/news/policy-cl… & onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.100 Image
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Having the #AAASMtg #AAAS2020 blues? Don’t! Connect with us @scipolnetwork and join a growing and energized #SciPol community. Buckle in; this thread is going to teach you all that we have to offer 😎 🧡 /1
We have committed & amazing #NSPNmembers in our five (5) committees tackling diff parts of the #scipol spectrum & helping run NSPN:

Communications
Diplomacy
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Graduate Education
Grants & Finance

#changemakers all of them! 🀩You could be one too /2
Interested in #scicomm, social media, & branding around #scipol? Join the Communications crew which includes @CaitlinAShort @m_pinkert @MeredithSchmehl @MatSciMatt @_sindhu42 @VivaceBelles

Their next virtual meeting is this Wednesday 2/19 at 8 PM ET. Details to follow /3
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Wishing I could be multiple places at #AAASmtg again! Chose this session, stay tuned for summary thread. #scicomm #sciengage
Advocacy = engagement and communication.
Engagement is forever (there's always more).
Practice makes better not perfect. - Daniel Barry
Delivering #science not= connecting science and decision-making. We need a paradigm shift. - @AmySnover
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Looking to hire an enthusiastic #postdoc with an interest in interdisciplinary research involving atmospheric chemistry, environmental microbiome, ocean, climate, human health, & air quality @UCSanDiego and @Scripps_Ocean (1/5) Image
Wondering what that pink stuff in the surf zone is....see scripps.ucsd.edu/projects/cside/ (2/5)
A unique opportunity to be involved in cross-disciplinary training thanks to the collaborative centers across @UCSanDiego, including @CAICECCI and @CMIdigest.

Interdisciplinary cross campus Understanding & Protecting the Planet initiative. (3/5)
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Nur leider behauptet @FridayForFuture seit Monaten auf seiner Startseite (fΓ€lschlicherweise), dass @sciforfuture nicht nur ihre Problembeschreibung unterstΓΌtzt, sondern auch ihre politischen Forderungen
@FridayForFuture @sciforfuture Interessante Grauzone an der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft & #Klimapolitik. Eigentlich mΓΌsste @sciforfuture (denen diese Formulierung nicht entgangen sein kann) darauf drΓ€ngen, dass diese Passage auf @FridayForFuture-Startseite korrigiert wird.
fridaysforfuture.de #scipol Image
@FridayForFuture @sciforfuture Erstaunlicher Eintrag aus dem @FridayForFuture Glossar. Man kann politisch gegen technologische Senken (z.B. Direct Air Capture mit CCS) argumentieren, sollte sie aber bei der Definition von "Netto Null" nicht einfach unterschlagen, wenn man sich sonst immer auf den IPCC bezieht Image
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Next panel: Mapping dynamic research ecosystem

What are ways to watch/monitor emerging technologies a la data? Measure/access what's important?
#CSPC2019
.@NSERC_CRSNG's take on the word soup of this challenging evaluation area #CSPC2019
The Naylor report, @cca_reports do point to areas of weakness or emerging topics. Also, internationally. What are they doing?

After that, what to do with that info?

Is there money to throw? Or policy actions (like inc. risk in peer review?)
#CSPC2019
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On to "The future is research excellence" ft. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ granting agencies.
#CSPC2019

Importance of research excellence... Embedded (🀞) into the New Frontiers in Research Fund:
sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financ…
"Is your project interdisciplinary? Is your team include #EDI? Fair Indigenous interactions?" One of the 1st Canadian research funding programs to integrally bake this in
@TammyJClifford: what more can be done to evaluate? ⬇️ Interesting concept #CSPC2019
As signatories to @DORAssessment, alternative, more equitable evaluation metrics important.

@NSERC_CRSNG's Alejandro Adem also mentions Dimensions #CSPC2019 nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/ED…
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My #CSPC2019 live tweeting #THREAD starts here!

I'll reply to this tweet w/ each panel I attend, creating a thread under each w/ live notes

My schedule: πŸ”—cspc2019.sched.com/shawnmcguirk

And, ICYMI, see the new CSPC magazine for my op-ed about @DSP_SPE & #CapacityBuilding in #scipol!
I wasn't intending on tweeting the symposium, but 2 really good points on skills:

πŸ”Ή For communications, the ability to be brief (tweet length summaries!) is key

πŸ”Ή Universities should promote organic mentorship by leveraging alumni office, get alums to meet students over β˜•!
πŸ”Ή Skills development has strong socio-economic dimension. Accessibility to good schooling even as early as Kindergarten can have large impacts later in life. The foundation of transferable (read: critical) skills stays with you as you later develop expertise.

#CSPC2019 #skills
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"Why setting a #climate deadline is dangerous"
(and why it's problematic to claim "we only have 12 years left")
New @NatureClimate commentary, led by @ShinAsayama, with a team including @DrRobBellamy, @WarrenPearce, Mike Hulme and myself.
nature.com/articles/s4155…
#scipol #scicomm Image
@NatureClimate @ShinAsayama @DrRobBellamy @WarrenPearce and now there's also the shareable "read only" link
rdcu.be/bLiok
@NatureClimate @ShinAsayama @DrRobBellamy @WarrenPearce When we wrote our @NatureClimate commentary (rdcu.be/bLiok) we thought readers would've many examples of failed #climate deadlines on their minds, and decided to skip that part.
But obviously, there's need for a SUB-THREAD ON EVIDENCE FOR FAILED CLIMATE DEADLINES [r1a)
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Insightful @NatureClimate comment from Darrick Evensen (@dtevensen/@EdinburghPIR) on the rhetorical limitations of #FridaysForFuture
rdcu.be/bDo2E
#scipol #scicomm
HT @Knutti_ETH Image
@NatureClimate @dtevensen @EdinburghPIR @Knutti_ETH @Fisher_DanaR I wonder why I missed these pieces in the week they were published.
Oh, wait a minute...
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I'm attending the #DataForGood panel organized by @SFU, moderated by @drjoyjohnson w/ Sheryl Groeneweg @ISED_CA, Richard Evans @StatCan_eng, and Bohdan Noysk @SFU

#AI #partnership #bigdata #cdnsci #scipol #cdnpoli
RE - risk assessment for data security is a daunting task ➑️ so it's important to be able to communicate what is known, what can be done. Govt needs to be forthcoming to build great relationships, to build trust.

BN - the best partnerships are built on strong relationships.
BN works in sensitive patient data, which is a fantastic resource. Researchers have been accessing this kind of data for decades because of good practise to anonymized and de-identify data.
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Last workshop of the day, on performance indicators and their relative usefulness, presented by the new prez @CAUT_ACPPU ⬇️ #scipol #science #metrics
There are problems with citation counts!
πŸ”Ή Double entries and self citations blur the results
πŸ”Ή Everyone cites outrageous articles, and not because they're good
πŸ”Ή Citations aren't a good metric for all disciplines
πŸ”Ή#ECR get less citations
There are problems with impact factors!
πŸ”Ή They're derived by formulas, that aren't necessarily known

Problems with h index!
πŸ”Ή Disadvantages #ECR
πŸ”Ή Bibliometric mistakes can misrepresent
πŸ”Ή Only includes citations in certain journals, not from books and monographs
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Now attending the breakout panel on training the next generation ➑️ how to best equip students and trainees to succeed outside academia?

@Innovation_CBoC data presented to frame the discussion ⬇️

PhD graduates are represented across diverse fields in and beyond academe
Questions

1. Are we training students and trainees effectively?

2. How can we improve this?

3. Who do we need to educate?
Top points:
πŸ”΅ Seeking skills outside PhD should not be misconstrued as a lack of commitment to research
πŸ”΅ PhDs need plans A, B, C ➑️ many won't get into an academic plan A, so we can't train them as one-spoked wheels
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At the Canadian Consortium for Research meeting today w/ @MitacsCanada #CSPF and @NSERC_CRSNG colleagues, where @VB_Lisa opens by discussing #SupportTheReport efforts, asking how can we foster next steps for fundamental research and the #NextGenCanSci in Canada?

#scipol #thread
James Compton, prev prez @CAUT_ACPPU shows that there was a massive increase in student population, but this has slowed over the last 3 years. It would have slowed more, were it not for international students. Yet, #PSE funding from fed has been flat, has decreased at prov level
... Tuition has also increased over time. Faculty wages are not the culprit though, the % #PSE expenditures on wages has diminished over time. There is also more reliance on contract staff ➑️ and academic staff are not being renewed
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Excited to represent @CAPhys in important discussions on fundamental research in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ and the training of researchers #cdnsci Opening slide of Canadian Consortium of Research's Summit for Science and Researchers
Added bonus, taking it all in with my talented @MitacsCanada science policy fellowship colleagues from, all who've rocked the transition from PhD to government πŸ‘Œ#CSPF
The day's keynote: @cdavidnaylor on the importance, especially now, of increasing in scholarly inquiry.
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#RM_Ott19 last panel @research_money on whole-of-govt initiatives to support #innovation. Moderated by @ChristineTrautt @CollegeCan, w/ Rob Wright ADM of @PSPC_SPAC, Wayne Moore @DFO_MPO, @NancyHamzawi ADM @environmentca, Andrea Johnston @ISED_CA, Gilles Saindon @AAFC_Canada
#RM_Ott19 RW says @PSPC_SPAC is looking beyond the usual vertical approach of governments, taking a more partnership view to drive success. WM @DFO_Science adds that bar has been set high for collab across departments, to get other ministers' / ADM's input and advice
#RM_Ott19 AJ @ISED_CA likes the "partnership" view, which aligns well with innovation portfolio of ISED. The federal family can be engaged in partnerships in one swoop (e.g. in Clean Growth Hub) rather than forcing external partners to reach out to depts separately
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Stellar panel at @research_money #RM_Ott19 to cap off the evening, chaired by Paul Dufour, w/ Dan Wayner @NRC_CNRC, Sarah Gallagher @scgQuasar @csa_asc, and @ChiefSciCan
P Dufour - There is nothing more useless, than unwanted science advice. Need demand, context, and institutional capacity to sustain it. It's important to maintain trust, and not to oversell the role of advisors.

So, what's the secret sauce to support #scienceadvice in Canada?
#RM_Ott19 @ChiefSciCan is the "dean" of #scienceadvice in Canada, but it still feels like she just got there. Most importantly, she hopes that she is the first of many.
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