February 13, 2013

club research

How much risk does research need, how much can it take?


Research is moving into unknown territory. As an undertaking of uncertain outcome, research is always full of risks. But if the risk is too high, society needs to compensate for it, supporting research wherever it sees promising results. As a rule, the risks are smaller in well-established fields than in unknown areas. This is the dilemma that scientists, research institutions and funding agencies face.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6:00pm
Where: Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna

PROGRM

Keynote
Risk in research and science: Where is it? Whom does it affect? Is it controllable?

Stefan Hornbostel, Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Berlin

Panel discussion
Stefan Hornbostel, Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Berlin
Herbert Edelsbrunner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Barbara Horejs, Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut (ÖAI)
Christoph Kratky, Wissenschaftsfonds FWF

Further information can be gleaned from the invitation.

If you would like to attend, please register at here or send an email to clubresearch@remove-this.jost-consult.com.