Policy for Science

IAP Webinar: Removing Barriers that hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration


International scientific exchange is crucial in both the advancement of science and in addressing global challenges such as climate change, public health and pandemics, sustainable development, and digital security. Yet, researchers, academicians, and practitioners across the world encounter regulatory, financial, cultural, and infrastructural barriers that significantly impede global scientific collaboration. For instance, regulatory issues such as complicated visa application processes can limit the mobility of scientists, affecting their ability to attend conferences, conduct fieldwork, or engage in long-term international collaborations. In addition, varying intellectual property laws among countries can complicate the sharing of crucial knowledge and innovation.

Through a series of presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, this webinar aims to provide a platform for identifying these challenges, sharing experiences, and exploring viable solutions to enhance global scientific exchange and networking. The webinar will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from national academies of sciences, medicine and engineering, around the world.

You can register here to attend the webinar live.

IAP Webinar  Removing Barriers that hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration


The webinar is organized by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network comprising 150 academies of science, engineering, and medicine, as part of its ongoing webinar series. This webinar is being co-hosted with the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).



Moses Ogutu