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.
Format and Structure:
Date and Time: Tuesday, 19 March 2024, from 12:00 noon - 13:30 PM UTC/GMT; 8:00 - 9:30 AM EST. Please use this time converter to adjust to your local time zone or location.
Platform: Virtual on Zoom.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Speakers and Agenda:
A list of speakers, comprising thought leaders from the scientific community, representatives from national academies, and policymakers, will share their experiences and insights.
An agenda will be shared closer to the event date. It will feature a range of sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration, including a keynote address on the current state of global scientific exchange, panel discussions, and interactive sessions aligned with the topic.
Registration and Participation: All participants, including speakers, should register using this link.
Organizer and contact information:
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).
The IAP Webinar Series is designed to allow IAP member academies and networks to engage on topics of common interest, learn from each other, build capacity, and establish partnerships.
The first webinar on Promoting Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research and Practice took place in October 2023. Read more here.