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dc.contributor.author Bottanelli, Francesca
dc.contributor.author Cadot, Bruno
dc.contributor.author Campelo, Felix
dc.contributor.author Curran, Scott
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.author Dey, Gautam
dc.contributor.author Raote, Ishier
dc.contributor.author Straube, Anne
dc.contributor.author Swaffer, Matthew P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-29T06:55:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-29T06:55:14Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Bottanelli F, Cadot B, Campelo F, Curran S, Davidson PM, Dey G, Raote I, Straube A, Swaffer MP. Science during lockdown - from virtual seminars to sustainable online communities. J Cell Sci. 2020; 133(15):jcs249607. DOI: 10.1242/jcs.249607
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9533
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/45611
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional modes of scientific communication. In-person conferences and seminars have been cancelled and most scientists around the world have been confined to their homes. Although challenging, this situation has presented an opportunity to adopt new ways to communicate science and build scientific relationships within a digital environment, thereby reducing the environmental impact and increasing the inclusivity of scientific events. As a group of researchers who have recently created online seminar series for our respective research communities, we have come together to share our experiences and insights. Only a few weeks into this process, and often learning 'on the job', we have collectively encountered different problems and solutions. Here, we share our advice on formats and tools, security concerns, spreading the word to your community and creating a diverse, inclusive and collegial space online. We hope our experience will help others launch their own online initiatives, helping to shape the future of scientific communication as we move past the current crisis.
dc.description.sponsorship I.R. acknowledges the support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to the EMBL partnership, the Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa and the CERCA Programme / Generalitat de Catalunya. I.R. acknowledges financial support from the following sources: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (SEV-2012-0208, BFU2013-44188-P, CSD2009-00016 and IJCI-2017-34751 to I.R.). M.P.S. is supported by a Simons Foundation Fellowship of the Life Sciences Research Foundation and an EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship. S.C. is supported by the Francis Crick Institute which receives its core funding from Cancer Research UK (FC001121), the UK Medical Research Council (FC001121), and the Wellcome Trust (FC001121). P.M.D and B.C. are supported by the Association Institut de Myologie. A.S. is a Wellcome Trust Investigator (200870/Z/16/Z). F.B. is supported by the German Research Foundation grants SFB958 (Project A25), SFB/TRR186 (Project A20). F.C. acknowledges support from Fundació Privada Cellex, Fundació Privada Mir-Puig, and Minesterio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (RYC-2017-22227). G.D. acknowledges the support of the Wellcome Trust (203276/Z/16/Z) and University College London. Deposited in PMC for immediate release.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Company of Biologists
dc.relation.ispartof J Cell Sci. 2020; 133(15):jcs249607
dc.rights © 2020. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided that the original work is properly attributed.
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dc.title Science during lockdown - from virtual seminars to sustainable online communities
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jcs.249607
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