We have curated the wealth of COVID-19 related video content relevant for behavioral scientists since the start of the pandemic. This Video Viewer is fed by videos we are collecting in SciBeh's knowledge base.
Responding to COVID-19: Opportunities for all researchers to engage
Dr. Desiree Dickerson, Dr. Hendrik Huthoff, Dr. Nicola Byrom, Moderator: Dr. Elliot Brown (Leibnitz PhD Network)
The implications of the COVID-19 outbreak is causing many junior academics to struggle with social isolation, confinement and uncertainty. The Working Group "Mental Health" of the Leibniz PhD Network, representing around 4000 doctoral researchers in Germany, has organized this webinar to provide tools and strategies to help junior researchers cope with anxiety, motivational issues and other stressors specific to working in academia during the on-going Corona crisis.
Using Smartphone, Social Media, and Sensor Data for Psychological Research (Webinar 1 - May 13)
Professor Simon Dennis (Unforgettable Me)
In this webinar, Professor Simon Dennis will speak about the collection and analysis methods that are applicable to experience sampling data from dense data sources. Smartphones, social media networks, wearable sensors and the internet of things are being used to provide an unparalleled window into psychological processes as they occur in the real world. We will present some of the current psychological research that has used these technologies in the fields of clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, and psychiatry. There will be a Q&A section at the end of the webinar where attendees can share their areas of research interest, and Simon can provide suggestions about which data streams may be useful and how to start.
This webinar will provide everything you need get started in experience sampling research.
The most valuable data is often the most sensitive. We will explore the privacy issues that need to be considered when collecting and analysing sensitive data. Professor Dennis will present empirical work that identifies how people make decisions about the acceptability of research projects and will introduce a new data analysis language that addresses the failures of popular statistical languages like R or python.
Per Rolfhamre, Julien Beaute, Caspar Ruhe (EU Datathon 2020)
The goal of this webinar is to present specific data on COVID-19 to help tackle the global pandemic we are facing.
We encourage participants to use these new datasets to develop apps in that domain, suitable for all the challenges of the competition (Challenge 1, 2, 3 and 4).
On 8 April, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) presented their datasets on the current COVID-19 situation.
The goal of this webinar is to present specific data on COVID-19 to help tackle the global pandemic we are facing.
We encourage participants to use these new datasets to develop apps in that domain, suitable for all the challenges of the competition (Challenge 1, 2, 3 and 4).
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Webinar on COVID-19 and air quality
Michel Houssiau, Alberto Gonzalez Ortiz (EU Datathon 2020)
The goal of this webinar is to present specific data on COVID-19 to help tackle the global pandemic we are facing.
We encourage participants to use these new datasets to develop apps in that domain, suitable for all the challenges of the competition (Challenge 1, 2, 3 and 4).
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The Adaptable Animal: The Evolutionary Context and Practical Tactics for Building Your Resilience
Nigel Nicholson, Professor Emeritus, Richard Jolly (London Business School)
In the first part of this webinar, Nigel Nicholson will put what is happening today in the context of human evolution, as “just another unique species” responding to a huge environmental shock. While the consequences of shocks are often dire, they also open opportunities for new adaptive forms and patterns, and Nigel will discuss what kinds of changes will be immediate and potentially lasting.
In the second part, Richard Jolly will focus on the challenges we face as individuals in adapting to this new world, and he will talk about some of the tactics we should pursue to build our personal resilience.
Data, data (science), get us out of here! Recommendations for resilient and fair policy-making in a crisis
Helen Margetts, Ben MacArthur (Oxford Internet Institute)
Covid-19 poses an extraordinary challenge for policy-makers. In the face of a new disease that has brought the world to a standstill, policy-makers have to identify at breakneck speed the optimal measures needed to save lives and restart the economy. Good data and solid modelling are crucial, yet we are seeing government after government fail at harnessing the power of these two critical tools. Policy-makers are struggling to understand what data they need to collect, what models they need to build, and what safeguards they must put in place in order to find a resilient and fair way out of this crisis. In this talk, we provide clarity and make concrete recommendations as to how policy-makers can ensure that data and data science are our ticket back to normality.
Children and young people's mental health: the impact of the pandemic
Kadra Abdinasir (Local Government Association - Centre for Mental Health)
Key points discussed: What do we know about the impact of Covid-19 and measures on children and young people’s mental health? Access to emotional and mental health support during lockdown. Priorities for helping children to recover and longer-term changes
Eric Maskin, Thalia Wheatley, Rajiv Sethi, Hélène Landemore, Ezra Zuckerman, Lisa O'Bryan, Jeff Howe, Guy Theraulaz, Iyad Rahwan, Andrea Baronchelli, Thomas W Malone, Sabine Hauert, James Evans, Audrey Dussutour (ACM Collective Intelligence)
Discussing cutting edge results and new directions in collective intelligence, collective computation, and collective behavior in biology and society.
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Dr Howard Bauchner (The Royal Society of Medicine)
Chaired by leading experts, these webinars aim to support you as we discuss different topics and challenges that healthcare workers, leaders and the public are facing, and how we are responding. In this episode of the COVID-19 Series Professor Sir Simon Wessely talks to Dr Howard Bauchner, Editor-in-Chief of JAMA, and Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-chief of The BMJ, about the role medical journals play in a pandemic such as COVID-19. They will be discussing how these popular journals report in a time of rapid and developing scientific evidence, balancing both clinical and public concerns alongside emerging policies and guidance.
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COVID-19: The Impact in India
Yamini Aiyar, Naushad Forbes, Stephan Luby, Moderator: Saumitra Jha (Stanford King Center on Global Development)
India is emerging from the world's largest lockdown in its fight against COVID-19. What challenges lie ahead for the country's 1.3 billion residents? How effective has the response from India's government been and what are the short and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 for India's citizens and its economy? Join us on Thursday, June 25, 2020, for a King Center on Global Development special virtual event with Stanford Seed. You will hear from experts as they analyze the Indian government’s initial response to COVID-19, as well as how the virus is impacting public programs, businesses and workers, and the health care sector. Yamini Aiyar, president and chief executive of the Centre for Policy Research, Naushad Forbes, co-chairman of Forbes Marshall, and Stephen Luby, professor of medicine (infectious diseases), will share their expertise in a conversation moderated by Saumitra Jha, associate professor of political economy.
Maintaining health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic - Full Event
Rona Moss-Morris, Dr. Joseph Chilcot, Dr. Benjamin Gardner, Dr. Katrin Hulme, Dr. Federica Picariello, Ms Neli Pavlova, Dr. Martha Canfield, Dr. Ruth Hackett, Dr. Joanna Hudson, Ms Aysenur Kilic, Dr. Lyndsay Hughes, Dr. Emma Godfrey, Ms Ashley Brown, Dr. Whitney Scott (King's College London)
During a pandemic outbreak, how can we try and keep ourselves mentally and physically well? This is the question the Division of Psychology at the IoPPN answered in a series of talks at our virtual event 'Maintaining health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic' on 2 April 2020. Below, you will find video recordings of all of the talks.
Russ Altman, Rob Reich, John Etchemendy, Danielle Allen, Susan Athey, Erik Brynjolfsson, Eric Horvitz, Lisa Kahn, Yvonne Maldonado, Nathaniel Persily, Marietje Schaake, Abigail Wozniak (Stanford - HAI)
Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we see curves flattening and cities lifting shelter restrictions. By no means is this pandemic over; and yet, policymakers, researchers, medical practitioners, and industry are starting to grapple with how we operate in a post-COVID world. What is the path forward, economically, medically, and culturally? The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence's second virtual conference on COVID will address these questions. Scholars from across disciplines will discuss their research using AI, data science and/or informatics to help us understand how we emerge from this crisis. Sessions will examine, among other topics: Preparing for the 2020 election, protecting privacy during contact tracing, and assessing COVID infections.
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Using Social and Behavioral Science to Support COVID 19 Pandemic Response
Dr. Jay Van Bavel (American Psychological Association)
Jay Van Bavel shares the presentation he made to the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Van Bavel is an associate professor of Psychology & Neural Science at New York University. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University. Jay has published 75 academic papers and written research essays in
The New York Times, Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and the
Washington Post. He also writes a mentoring column, entitled Letters to Young
Scientists, for Science Magazine. Dr. Van Bavel is the recipient of the American
Psychological Foundation’s 2015 Visionary Grant and F. J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Grant on Understanding the Human Mind.
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A New Normal: How Social and Behavioral Science Can Help Us Cope With COVID-19
Jamie Druckman, Sander van der Linden (Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs)
With social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates in effect worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic is necessitating large-scale behavior change and taking a significant psychological toll. How can we use insights from the behavioral and social sciences to align human behavior with the recommendations of epidemiologists and public health experts, and guide decision-making? Northwestern University professor of political science Dr. Jamie Druckman and University of Cambridge social psychology professor, Dr. Sander van der Linden address these questions and more, drawing on key insights from a just-released report they coauthored with more than two dozen social scientists from universities around the world.
An installment of Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs "Confronting COVID-19: Global Implications and Futures" webinar series.
The Institute for Global Pandemic Planning: Developing a Warwick Response to Covid-19
Prof. Nick Chater, Prof. Noel McCarthy, Host: Prof. Christine Ennew (University of Warwick)
In this webinar, chaired by the University of Warwick’s Provost, Professor Christine Ennew, you will hear from two of the University's leading researchers in Behavioural Science and Public Health, who discuss the global response to Covid-19, the many lessons learnt, and how Warwick is best placed to lead a new research institute focused on preparing the world for future pandemics.
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Supporting Open Science Data Curation, Preservation, and Access by Libraries
Nici Pfeiffer, Jefferson Bailey, Eric Olson, (Center for Open Science, Internet Archive)
Openness in research can lead to greater reproducibility, an accelerated pace of discovery, and decreased redundancy of effort. In addition, open research ensures equitable access to knowledge and the ability for any community to assess, interrogate, and build upon prior work. It also requires open infrastructure and distributed access; but few institutions can provide all of these services alone. Providing a trustworthy network for perpetual availability of research data is critical to ensuring reproducibility, transparency, and ongoing inquiry. Increased attention on the importance of open research and data sharing has led to a proliferation of platforms to store data, materials, etc., with limited technical integration. This can hinder data sharing, but also complicate coordination with local library expertise and services, thus hampering curation and long-term stewardship.
COS and IA are working together to address these preservation and stewardship challenges by providing open, cooperative infrastructure to ensure long-term access and connection to research data, and by supporting and promoting adoption of open science practices to enhance research reproducibility as well as data sharing and reuse.
In this webinar, attendees will learn about both the technical and practical aspects of this collaborative project connecting the researcher tool OSF and the preservation system of Internet Archive. We will demonstrate how researchers can improve the openness and reproducibility of their research through preregistration, and how those preregistrations are preserved with Internet Archive. We will answer questions and seek to learn your needs and use cases for how this powerful workflow can support library curation and stewardship of open research.
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Q&A: Modelling COVID-19
Dr. Katy Gaythorpe, Dr. Juliette Unwin, Dr. Lilith Wittles (Imperial College London)
Since the start of the new coronavirus outbreak, our researchers have been working hard to understand the epidemic. From research on the spread of the virus and number of people infected to the impact of measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease, the task is huge.
Scientists from around the world are working together to better understand the virus and its spread. Epidemiologists, immunologists, virologists, phylogeneticists and healthcare professionals are all working at lightning speed on different bits of the puzzle. How do we bring it all together to understand what we’re dealing with and what we should do about it? Mathematical modelling helps to understand patterns in data and inform the outbreak response.
But how does it work? How has our understanding of COVID-19 developed? How are we using what we’ve found to inform big decisions?
Dr Katy Gaythorpe, Dr Juliette Unwin and Dr Lilith Wittles will be answering your questions about our research and how their work has changed since the outbreak started. This is also an opportunity for them to understand your thoughts on their work.
Daniel Quintana will cover why social media skills are crucial for researchers and provide practical tips for how Twitter can be used to keep up-to-date with emerging methods, find new collaborators, and share your work with a global community of scientists. Daniel also touches on how Twitter can help scientists overcome gatekeeping in academia, and promote reproducible and open research.
John Cochrane on COVID 19 and re-opening the economy
John Cochrane, Intro: Markus Brunnemeier (Princeton Economics)
On Monday, May 18, at 12:30 PM ET, John Cochrane joined the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance for a webinar on re-opening the economy after COVID-19. Cochrane is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of The Grumpy Economist blog.
Steven Riley, Richard Fitzjohn, Katharina Hauck, Azra Ghani, Neil Ferguson, Christl Donnely (Imperial College London)
Since the emergence of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in December 2019, we have adopted a policy of immediately sharing research findings on the developing pandemic. This page provides access to all public resources for community engagement developed by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team.
Laurent Hebert-Dufresne (COMBINE Network Biology at UMD)
First tutorial of the Net-COVID online series: Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus. Lecture by Laurent Laurent Hebert-Dufresne from the University of Vermont. See go.umd.edu/net-covid for more information about the online series.
Interview with Jonathon Crystal about reducing face touches to reduce COVID-19 spread
Jonathan Crystal, Laura Mickes (Psychonomic Society)
Jonathon Crystal and I met online to talk about the first set of recommendations – to reduce face touching – made by the Behavioral Science Response to COVID-19 Working Group. Our hands are disease vectors, so by reducing the times we touch our faces, we reduce the chances of transferring the virus from our hands to our respiratory systems.
In Africa and South Asia more than 3 billion people live with little access to intensive care. Their best hope is through knowledge and information, allowing communities to slow the epidemic, protect those most vulnerable, and continue accessing treatment for other deadly illnesses. Picturing Health is working in partnership with leading research organisations, as well as UNICEF and NGOs to produce films and public health messages to get the right information to the people who need it.
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Keep Your Social Distance Up (Tips from behavioral scientists to help slow the spread of COVID-19)
The Psychonomic Society's Behavioral Science Response to COVID-19 Working Group has released a series of recommendations about how to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This video provides practical information on why social distancing matters and how to practice conscientious social distancing in public environments.
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Independent SAGE 4th May first committee meeting
Sir David King, Kamlesh Khunti, Zubaida Haque, Martin McKee, Anthony Costello, Karl Friston, Gabriel Scally, Susan Michie, Christina Pagel, Alison Pittard, Allyston Pollock, Deenan Pillay (The Independent SAGE)
‘We are following the science’ is the message the British public have been hearing from government since COVID-19 mitigating measures began. It says it is following the advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). But the activities of the committee have been kept secret and excluded from scrutiny by the public or wider scientific community.
In response, on Monday May 4, the Independent SAGE convened as a group of preeminent experts from the UK and around the world. The aim of the Independent SAGE was and is to provide robust, independent advice to HM Government with the purpose of helping the UK navigate COVID-19 whilst minimising fatalities.
The Independent SAGE is chaired by former HM Government Chief Scientific Advisor Sir David King and draws on a range of international and British experts.
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Professor David Lagnado (Changing Minds)
We all love a good “What if…” question. What if the government stops social distancing too early? What if we hadn’t closed schools? What if I moved in with my ageing parents -- would they be safer now? Why do we love to ask questions without an answer? What are they good for? And why do we often believe so passionately that *we* have the true answer? Prof. David Lagnado discusses all of these questions and more.
The Replicability of Scientific Findings Using Human and Machine Intelligence
Yang Yang (Metascience Symposium 2019)
In top journals, more papers fail than pass replication tests and papers failing replications spread as widely as replicating papers. This dynamic raises research costs by over 20bn annually, jeopardizes the literature, and exposes the need for new methods for predicting replicability. Using 96 studies that underwent rigorous manual replication, we developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that predicts a paper’s replicability. We then tested the model on 317 diverse out-of-sample studies that span disciplines, methods, and topics. We find that AI predicts replicability better than statistics and individual reviewers and as accurately as prediction markets, the gold standard of replicability methods. Further, AI generalizes to out-of-sample data at AUC levels up to 0.78. Finally, tests indicate that the AI model does not show biases common to human reviewers. We discuss how AI can address replication problems at scale in ways that current methods cannot and can advance research by combining human and machine intelligence.
Talk: How we know: COVID-19, preprints, and the information ecosystem
Philip N. Cohen (SOC Arxiv, PsyArXiv)
I recorded a 16-minute talk on the scientific process, science communication, and how preprints fit in to the information ecosystem around COVID-19. It’s called, “How we knowCOVID-19, preprints, and the information ecosystem.” The video is on YouTube here, also embedded below, and the slides, with references, are up here.
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Thinking the Pandemic: Topics in Philosophy of Mind & Psychology
Moderator: Felipe Nogueira, Bahar Tuncgenc, Ernesto Perini (Eventos virtuais Filosofia UFMG)
Primeiro dia do webinário internacional "Pensando a Pandemia", com tópicos em filosofia da mente e psicologia. 14:00 - Bahar Tuncgenc: What motivates people to do social distancing? A comprehensive analysis on a global sample 15:00 - Short break 15:15 - Ernesto Perini: Quando duas crises se encontram - a pandemia de covid-19 e o negacionismo científico
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Net-COVID Session3A: Human mobility and control measures in the COVID-19 epidemic
Sam Scarpino (COMBINE Network Biology at UMD)
Third lecture (seminar) of the Net-COVID online series: Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus. Seminar by Sam Scarpino of Northeastern University. See go.umd.edu/net-covid for more information about the online series.
The New Heuristics: Jumping through hoops instead of improving our science
Professor Daniel Lakens (R.I.O.T. Science Club)
Psychological science has been at the forefront of improving research practices. Yet, psychology is also a strongly norm driven field, and we risk replacing old norms with new norms, without increasing true understanding or the ability to justify our actions. I will unsuccessfully try to prevent you from just adopting the New Heuristics of scientific reform.
Anne has been hooked on the "replication crisis" in psychology for some time, switching from infant research to focus on meta-science. A switch we’re all glad she made. A PhD Student under Daniël Lakens’, she is part of the project "Increasing the reliability and efficiency of psychological science" at Eindhoven University of Technology. On any open science topic Anne is an expert, but today she will talk on Registered Reports, which is what I hope to become the default approach to conducting research.
Prof Steven Riley is an epidemiologist who uses computer modelling to predict the spread of infectious disease. He worked with the group of scientists whose models predicted that 250K people could die of COVID-19 in the UK if the lockdown was delayed, providing the Government with scientific evidence to endorse a lockdown. He will be joined by members of his team, Dr Kylie Ainslie, Dr Lucy Okell and Daniel Lydon to talk about their research on COVID-19.
The Pandemic as a Portal: Tracking and Enabling New Possibilities
Elettra Bietti, Frederike Kaltheuner, Phoebe Tickell, Francis Tseng, Daria Vaisman (Berkman Klein Center)
The pandemic is a portal, the novelist Arundhati Roy wrote in an essay for the Financial Times. “We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”
In many ways, the coronavirus pandemic has resurfaced and amplified the worst in the world: intensification of surveillance, racism, nationalism, anti-scientism, bigotry.
But something strange has happened as well. Changes, ideas and solutions that were previously deemed impossible have suddenly become possible. Many of these changes still don’t go far enough, come with caveats and fine print, are subject to absurd means-testing, or are only temporary. These aren’t necessarily the changes we want, but they give us a glimpse of what has suddenly become possible.
A number of projects are seeking to capture and document the new possible. In this lunch hour, three of these projects, COVID-19 Policy Response, The New Possible, and Don't Go Back to Normal talk about their experience and debate how we can ensure that the new normal doesn’t turn into the old normal.
Communicating statistics, risk, and uncertainty in the age of Covid
David Spiegelhalter (ICMS)
The Centre for Statistics (University of Edinburgh) are honoured to welcome Prof. David Spiegelhalter to discuss the challenges of communicating in the age of COVID. Can we communicate deeper uncertainty about facts, numbers, or scientific hypotheses without losing trust and credibility? It is claimed we live in a ‘post-truth’ society in which emotional responses dominate balanced consideration of evidence. This presents a strong challenge to those who value quantitative and scientific evidence: How can we communicate statistics, risks and unavoidable scientific uncertainty in a transparent and trustworthy way?
In touching every aspect of our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted our sense of well-being and produced uncertainty and anxiety. How do we find resilience while remaining productive and caring family members, friends, professionals and citizens in these unprecedented times?
In a series of ten short videos (one video will be added per week until mid-June, 2020), UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner, who has studied stress, relationships and well-being for 25 years and is co-founder of the campus’s Greater Good Science Center, will share ideas and practices for cultivating resilience and connection as we face the challenges of the coming months.
Drawing on insights from the center’s Science of Happiness online course, podcast series and magazine, Keltner shares tips on how to manage stress and find meaningful connections while social distancing, completing each video with simple, science-tested practices useful for this moment in time.
DataBeers Torino // Covid-19 Online Edition - Mobility Monitoring Project
Michele Tizzoni (DataBeers)
Nel corso del primo DataBeers Torino interamente online, Michele Tizzoni -co-founder dell'iniziativa e Research Leader presso Fondazione ISI - presenta i risultati dello studio in cui è stato misurato l'impatto sulla la mobilità degli Italiani in seguito all'epidemia di COVID-19 e alle restrizioni imposte dal governo.
Mathematical Models of Epidemic Spreading in the Time of COVID-19
Ginestra Bianconi (COMBINE Network Biology at UMD)
Fourth lecture (seminar) of the Net-COVID online series: Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus. Seminar by Ginestra Bianconi of Queen Mary University of London. See go.umd.edu/net-covid for more information about the online series.
Second tutorial of the Net-COVID online series: Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus. Lecture by YY Ahn from the Indiana University. See go.umd.edu/net-covid for more information about the online series.
Mark Zuckerberg explains plans for Facebook health surveys to research and combat coronavirus
George Stephanopoulos, Mark Zuckerberg (ABC News - Good Morning America)
Facebook's new survey in tandem with one of the country's top research facilities will help collect data on novel coronavirus in an effort to better equip health officials and the public moving forward amid the pandemic.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "Good Morning America" on Monday to explain how his company plans to track COVID-19 information and protect people around the world.
Digital Think Tanking in Times of COVID: Breaking through the Noise: Communicating Authoritative Information in a Post-Truth Environment
Leonora Merry, Joe Miller (DGAP)
With the corona crisis disrupting normal operations—forcing staff to work remotely, putting an end to face-to-face events and sending legislators and governments home—Think Tanks are having to rethink business on the fly. For an industry that is built around cross-sector and transnational cooperation, the crisis verges on an existential threat to an entire model. We need new approaches, and we need them fast.
It’s a moment of change, yes. But there is a silver lining in this otherwise dire crisis. Now is a moment for innovation, for new tools and skills that will extend beyond the immediate crisis and leave our organizations stronger than ever.
This weeks's topic: Breaking through the noise: Communicating authoritative information in a post-truth environment
Dr. Alesia Moulton Perkins, Prof. Helen Pote, Dr. Gary Latchford (BPS)
BPS members have produced a free webinar for psychologists giving therapy over video during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the future. The webinar lays out the practical considerations that psychologists need to take into account when using online video software, including connectivity and consent issues.
It also looks at tips for getting the most out of software, such as the options to share your screen or documents with a client, opening up possibilities for increased collaboration.
Presented by Dr Alesia Moulton Perkins, Professor Helen Pote, and Dr Gary Latchford, the webinar is 40 minutes long and available to view for free.
Professor Peter Bull, from the Universities of Salford and York, gives his talk at our 9th annual Stories of Psychology event 'Psychology, society and the public: The history of psychologia and the media', 7 November 2019.
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Division 15 Sponsored Webinar: Dr. Daniel Willingham on "Truthiness" in Educational Psychology
Dr. Daniel Willingham, Dr. David Morris, Dr. Jason Chen (APA Division 15)
The purpose of this webinar is to examine myths about educational psychology - a common theme in Dr. Willingham’s work. Such misconceptions can be damaging to students, but remain prevalent in educational materials and K-12 contexts. In this webinar, Dr. Willingham will describe why myths persist in education and identify ways to bridge the gap between contemporary research and practice. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the webinar.
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FEPS COVID Response Webinar: EU Spending that Empowers. For an inclusive and more resilient Europe
Nicolas Schmit, Irene Tinagli, Lieve Fransen, Anton Hemerijck, Robin Huguenot-Noel, Francesco Corti, David Rinaldi (FEPS Foundation)
This public online event was an exceptional occasion to discuss how government spending targeted to social outcomes can play a role in the recovery strategy from the pandemic. We counted with the participation of Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights. This event was reflection on how a social investment approach could play a role in the reconstruction of European welfare systems and how it can find its place in the next budget of the European Union.
Building on the FEPS Policy Study “Social Investment Now! Advancing Social Europe through the EU Budget” by Anton Hemerijck, Robin Huguenot-Noel, Francesco Corti and David Rinaldi, the webinar revised how important changes in the EU’s economic, social and political environment conspire behind a growing case for the EU to embrace social investment beyond two-decade lip-service.
COVID-19 series: The mental health of NHS staff: how is it, and can it be improved? - Episode 10
Dr. Clare Gerada, Adam Kay (Royal Society of Medicine)
Dr Clare Gerada, GP and Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme will discuss how the current pandemic is likely to impact doctors and other health professionals with guest interviewer Adam Kay (award-winning author and former doctor).
They will discuss the emotional and psychological impact of the crisis on the mental health of doctors, how to build resilience, and the extraordinary response of the NHS to the crisis.
Meeting the Needs of People with Dementia Living in Care Homes During COVID-19
(Ian James, CAIT, Newcastle Model Series)
Produced by the Newcastle Dementia Service for care home staff, the animation presents the 8-needs framework. It identifies the key needs of people with dementia during the Covid pandemic and looks at inventive ways staff are using to meet these needs.
Meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from severe coronavirus
David Murphey, Dr. Dorothy Wade, Dr. Debra Malpass, Dr. Michael Skene, Peter Gibb (BPS)
In this free webinar the co-leads of our recent guidance paper on 'Meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from severe coronavirus' explore how to support the rehabilitation of patients in greater depth.
Hosted by David Murphy (President of the BPS) and Dr Dorothy Wade (Principal Health Psychologist, Critical Care, UCLH NHS Trust), and featuring additional contributions from Dr Debra Malpass (BPS Director of Knowledge & Insight), Dr Michael Skene (GP Partner/A&E Doctor, Exeter), and Peter Gibb (CEO ICUsteps) the webinar covers issues such as:
- understanding of the psychological aspects of recovery
- risk factors of ongoing psychological difficulties
- best practice in approaching psychological care
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COVID-19 and Suicide: Exploring Prevention
David Gunnell, Alfiee Breland-Noble, Holly Wilcox (National Press Foundation)
Despite decades of expert warnings, the world was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. Now experts worry about the impact of the pandemic on mental health and suicide risk, due to economic distress and isolation. But a surge in suicides is preventable if proper prevention measures are put in place.
UCLA: Fielding Focus Webinar Series + Discussions and Resources
Prof. Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, Prof. Arturo Vargas Bustamante, Prof. Ronald Brookmeyer, Prof. David Eisenman, Prof. Jonathan Fielding, Prof. Chandra Ford, Prof. Gilbert Gee, Prof. Pamina Gorbach, Prof. Jody Heymann, Prof. Richard J. Jackson, Prof. Michael Jerrett, Prof. Robert J. Kim-Farley, Prof. Randall Kuhn, Prof. Vickie M. Mays, Prof. Karin Michels, Prof. Anne Rimoin, Prof. Zuo-Feng Zhang (UCLA)
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. On March 11, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 to be characterized as a pandemic.
This webpage is intended to serve as a resource to learn about Fielding School experts, events, and link to external sources with information regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Estrategias de alienación digital, alianzas de los Gobiernos con medios oficiales y datos inexactos en estadísticas del covid-19, fueron los temas base que destacaron los expertos en el Encuentro Virtual CONNECTAS que se llevó a cabo este miércoles 13 de mayo.
This May 13, 2020 webinar on "What Higher Education Needs to Know About Disinformation and COVID-19" hosted by PEN America’s Campus Free Speech Program is the sixth in our online series, “Free Speech & the Virtual Campus.” In February 2020, as the world began grappling with responses to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the World Health Organization identified a disturbing “infodemic” plaguing our digital lives. With individuals online more than ever and seeking credible information about the outbreak, disinformation is also on the rise, posing unique threats to the fabric of our democracy. The deluge of false and misleading content poses new challenges to higher education, particularly as colleges and universities face the prospect of operating online this fall.
Work has become more personal, private, subjective, nomadic and never-ending. We no longer have the certainty of being told exactly what to do and how, and have to rely more on our own resources. As a result, work is moving from observable public spheres into the private and unseen.John Howkins, in conversation with John Davies, Research Fellow Economics, Nesta, argues that to thrive in the AI-defined era, we will need a mindset of deeply focused thinking and sharing; a process of creativity that combines emotional intelligence and collaboration. Is this invisible work the key to working alongside, rather than being replaced by AI?
Mark Zuckerberg & Thierry Breton: Towards a post COVID-19 Digital Deal between tech and governments?
Mark Zuckerberg, Thierry Breton (CERRE Think Tank)
They discussed the role and responsibilities of online platforms during the COVID-19 crisis management and future recovery stage. They debated the possible longer-term impact of the pandemic on the relationship between online platforms and governments, and what future governance and collaboration could look like.
is:youtube, technology, social media, Mark Zuckerberg, government, digital deal, responsibility, future, collaboration, Facebook, discussion, video
Responses to Covid-19: Mapping intersections between security and health
Prof. Lawrence Freedman, Prof. Richard Sullivan, Dr. Filippa Lentzos, Prof. Brooke Rogers, Dr. Gemma Bowsher, Ivanka Barzashka (War Studies Kings College London)
The Covid-19 pandemic has revived questions on where security and health converge and where they might diverge. This panel draws on research in order to map some of the key areas at the intersection of health and security. Presentations in this panel will address responses to the pandemic in civil, military and conflict settings, exploring the significance of competing narratives on the origins of the virus and drawing lessons from the behavioural sciences and wargaming methods to inform responses to the pandemic.
Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, former President of the British Psychological Society, and author of ‘A Manifesto for Mental Health’, argues for radical change in how we think about mental health.
How is the global health crisis impacting alcohol habits/instances of addiction?
Dr. Lara Ray (UCLA)
With many confined to their homes and added financial and emotional stress, are people drinking alcohol more or less? Are bar closings and fewer social gatherings reducing alcohol intake? How are those with alcohol addiction adjusting to this new normal?
Dr. Lara Ray
Clinical psychologist Dr. Lara Ray runs the UCLA Addictions Lab, where her team works to better understand substance use disorders and identify promising interventions. She speaks with NPR correspondent and host of TED Talks Daily Elise Hu to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on our behaviors towards alcohol and how to get help if you need it.
Reporting on coronavirus: using Facebook ad library
Maddy Webb, Laura Garcia (First Draft)
This webinar will teach attendees the fundamentals of searching and understanding the Facebook Ad Library. We will help you understand what information you have access to, how to interpret it, and how it can be used to enrich reporting.
is:youtube, COVID-19, webinar, Facebook, social media, ad, learning, search, reporting
Ethical questions around covering coronavirus
Claire Wardle, Victoria Kwan (First Draft)
This session with Claire Wardle and Victoria Kwan explores the ethical questions and challenges that reporters face when covering misinformation around coronavirus: from how to talk to audiences, understanding tipping points to avoid amplifying potentially problematic information.
COVID-19 and the Future of Energy Markets: Will Coal Remain Dominant?
Frank Wolak, Mark Thurber (FSI Stanford)
As economies around the world have screeched to a halt because of COVID-19, coal has taken a hit—and air quality has improved accordingly. Global coal demand dropped 8% in the first quarter of 2020 relative to the same period last year, mainly due to the pandemic’s impact on China, which is by far the world’s largest consumer of coal. Because of the curtailment of transportation around the world, oil markets are now seeing even more dramatic impacts than coal markets. Join Frank Wolak and Mark Thurber from the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as they assess whether the reduction in the role of coal and other fossil fuels is likely to be permanent, or whether they will emerge stronger than ever when the pandemic is over.
Michael McFaul, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Scott Greer, Julie Lynch, Jonathan Rodden, Kathryn Stoner (FSI Stanford)
The Europe Center at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) presents "How Different is Europe?" exploring how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Europe. Why have some countries been hit so hard, while others seemingly escape? How do we make sense of the very different government responses? This panel brings together experts from public health, health policy and political geography to discuss the lessons of the European experience with COVID-19, including Anna Grzymala-Busse, Scott Greer, Julie Lynch, Jonathan Rodden and Kathryn Stoner. FSI Director Michael McFaul offers welcome remarks.
The panel explored how policy failures can often be linked to an inherent flaw or missed opportunity within the design of the policy itself, a lack of understanding of environmental, social and financial contexts or the failure of understanding and including the very people affected by these decisions which can in turn lead to feelings of inequality, disenfranchisement, stigma and populism. Special consideration was also given to how embedding psychological frameworks and approaches could be used to mitigate and ideally avoid the unintended consequences that can arise from policy decisions that don’t connect with the people they affect.
How can we combat xenophobia and racism exacerbated by this crisis?
Prof. Gilbert Gee (UCLA)
The current global health emergency has exposed the tendencies of some toward racism and xenophobia while also shedding light on health inequities in our society. Gilbert Gee, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health talks with the Fielding School’s Carla Denly about this disturbing reality and how to fight against it.
COVID-19 and human rights: How to share the facts on Wikipedia
Peggy Hicks, Netha Hussain, Alex Stinson (Wikimedia Foundation)
The pandemic has led to an increase in gender-based violence, prompted harmful acts of racism and xenophobia, and shuttered education systems worldwide. To successfully respond to the pandemic — and to eventually eradicate it — requires more awareness and more reliable information about COVID-19, its social effects, and its human rights implications. Wikipedia, the world’s largest, collaborative source of free knowledge, can help fill this need. The platform is more than just an online encyclopedia; it’s a tool for documenting and sharing knowledge about this unprecedented moment in history and the broader issues stemming from COVID-19. Join the United Nations Human Rights Office and the Wikimedia Foundation for a co-hosted webinar on the role Wikipedia is playing as an essential informational resource during the pandemic, and how you can strengthen Wikipedia’s coverage on the human rights dimensions of COVID-19
What It Will Take to Reopen Cities, with Richard Florida
Richard Florida (SPUR)
Though most California cities are still operating under a state-led shelter-in-place mandate, cities across the country are beginning to test the waters by reopening the portions of their economies that had previously been shuttered to limit the spread of COVID-19. But with several Asian cities, including Hong Kong and Singapore, having experienced second waves of the pandemic since their initial attempts to return to normalcy, similar outcomes are all but guaranteed in the United States. How can we determine a safe time to reopen our cities and what will they look like in a post-pandemic society? Is the coronavirus the downfall of density, or can cities around the world remain bastions of urbanism in the face of the disease? Join renowned urbanist Richard Florida for a discussion about the fraught connection between the pandemic and cities and what we might expect in the coming months and years.
In this episode, host of World Class and Director of FSI Michael McFaul interviews Nate Persily, a senior fellow at FSI and co-director of the Stanford-MIT Project on a Healthy Election, and Larry Diamond, who is also a senior fellow at FSI. They discuss how democracies and autocracies are doing in response to the global COVID-19 crisis, why some democracies are doing better than others, and the potential effects of the pandemic on the U.S. election in November.
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One Crisis Leaders to Another: Challenges and responses across emerging economies during COVID-19
Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Jayati Ghosh, Richard Kozul, Wright, Antonio Andreoni (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose)
The global pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to countries and their governments. Across emerging economies, governments have been dealing with the challenge of containing the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time avoiding the fast escalation of related social and economic crises, including access to food essentials, trade disruption, limited fiscal capacity and debt sustainability.
Have governments’ responses been effective so far? Are there specific government models and responses to learn from? What role are multilateral initiatives and international organisations playing? What are the medium to long term risks for emerging countries? This webinar explores these issues with a focus on emerging countries and the evolving policy responses at both national and international level.
In this webinar leading experts Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Jayati Ghosh, Richard Kozul-Wright and Antonio Andreoni discuss the unprecedented challenges posed to countries and their governments due to COVID-19.
The Executive Order on Platforms and Online Speech: Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center Responds
Nate Persily, Daphne Keller, Alex Stamos, Marietje Schaake, Eileen Donahoe, Kelly Born (FSI Stanford)
President Trump signed an executive order recently, threatening to revoke CDA 230 protections, which would expose social media companies to increased liability for content that is posted on their sites. This comes on the heels of Twitter, last week, fact-checking two misleading tweets from the president about mail-in voting. Critics of the executive order say the White House is overstepping its authority, and cannot limit the legal protections that social media companies currently hold under federal law.
Lessons from COVID-19 - to watch the conference now please register below
Matthew Shaw, Fiona Godlee, Martin Marshall, Laurie Santos, Magnus Falk, Yvonne Coghill, Nick Hart, Dave Fielding, Adam Kucharski, Allyson Pollock, Pallavi Bradshaw, Pat Symonds, Jessica Barker, Matthew Gould, Anna Duda, Don Berwick, Alasdair Bamford, Martin Landray, Katrina Pollock, Judy Breuer, Rebecca Smith, Right Honourable Tony Blair, Jasmine Kamani, Damien O'Brien, Jim Down, Polly Fitch, Hosts: Charlie Stayt, Katie Derham (Risky Business)
Risky Business Events, in collaboration with The BMJ and Great Ormond Street Hospital, supported by the Medical Protection Society, have partnered to create this free, virtual conference for the multidisciplinary teams in the pandemic frontline. The idea of the event is to provide front-line clinical professionals who have been working flat out and exhausted with a succinct latest update on The Science, The Medicine, The Technology and The People (well-being) with respect to the Covid-19 crisis.
COVID-19 pandemic – an opportunity or barrier to health as a bridge for peace?
Moderator: Dr. Richard Horton, Dr. Ahmed Salim Al-Mandhari, Dr. Anders Nordström, Dr. Manunur Malik, Dr. Elizabeth Hoff, Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Prof. Rita Glacaman, Dr. Sinead Walsh, Prof. Jennifer Leaning, Ms. Barrie Freeman, Dr. Ahmed Obaid Al Sa'eedi (WHO EMRO)
This webinar explores the relationship between health and peace in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together experienced policy makers and researchers from around the world to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting conflict-affected countries, as well as outlining how conflict in these settings is shaping the pandemic response. The pandemic presents both opportunities and challenges for the health community to contribute to peace. The webinar was hosted jointly by WHO EMRO and the Lancet-SIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality.
Audrey Tang, Gavin Freeguard (UK Institute for Government)
While the UK government’s response to coronavirus has been widely-criticised, Taiwan has seen fewer than 500 cases of Covid-19 and only seven deaths. For this special IfG Live event, the Taiwanese Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, joined us to explain how the country has contained the virus so successfully without a nationwide 'lockdown'. The minister discussed how Taiwan's existing strength in digital government and experience of the SARS outbreak in 2003 enabled it to respond rapidly, co-ordinating work across government, drawing on innovation in the private sector and civil society, and countering disinformation to keep the public well-informed. Audrey Tang was in conversation with Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government.
Evidence: The Use and Misuse of Data - Symposium (Video Playlist)
Richard Shiffrin, Stephan Stigler, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Angela Ray, Daniel Feller, Andrew Schocket, Gordon Fraser, Elise MItchell, Jutta Schickore, Sara Grossman, Alexander Kindel, Lindsey Grubbs, Alexander Campolo, Nicholas Barron, Jaco de Swart, Mark Turin, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Joshua Sternfeld (American Philosophical Society)
Inspired by the 2021 exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, this week-long virtual symposium explored the nature of evidence. The symposium reflected Benjamin Franklin’s many different uses of information and data throughout his life.
Numerous Speakers (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - EU)
The novel coronavirus has impacted countries across the word and is affecting many domains of our lives. While other initiatives are focusing on economic or health related impacts of the pandemic, this webinar series aims at exploring the strategies and initiatives of governments and religious groups to deal with the crisis. Our focus is global and will assess the impacts of the pandemic on civil liberties, and especially freedom of religion or belief. During the series, our guests will also touch on cross-cutting themes like the impact of the pandemic on levels of religiosity, on religious practice, on theological reflection and religious imagination, on faith-based humanitarianism, on religion and inclusion/xenophobia. The series brings together government officials, scholars and practitioners to discuss the threats we face, and how we might respond to them. The series is organized by the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, the Center for Religious Studies at Bruno Kessler Foundation, the Center for Justice and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School-Rio de Janeiro, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School, the European Union Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the University of Siena.
Dr. Rowena Hill, Prof. Susan Michie, Kathryn Scott, Dr. Jon Sutton (BPS)
Once the worst of the coronavirus crisis is over what might 'the new normal’ have in store for us? How might our society be changed six months, a year, five years, 20 years into the future? On 5 May 2020 BPS members Dr Rowena Hill (Nottingham Trent University, currently seconded to cross-governmental Covid-19 Foresight Group), Professor Susan Michie (Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at UCL), Kathryn Scott (Director of Policy, British Psychological Society) and Dr Jon Sutton (Managing Editor, The Psychologist) hosted a webinar to address many of these questions, as well as others supplied by attendees.
Most people do not set out to design a data analysis or viz in order to promote racist, sexist, colonialist, homophobic (etc) ideas. However, even with the best intentions it's very easy to (accidentally) create data products that do just that. This evening we will look at some of the most common ways that these biases get embedded in data and visuals. We'll look at an overview of how to embed a culturally responsive and equitable lens into the work we do with data and data visualization. We'll learn how to implement the 7 step Data Equity Framework and offer some direct experience in what equity in data viz feels and looks like.
Our understanding of the coronavirus relies heavily on the ways medical data is collected, distributed and checked across the world. But the ways medical data are analyzed and communicated are prone to error and can lead to misconceptions. Statistician Dr Maarten van Smeden (UMC Utrecht) will discuss the nature of the data underlying COVID-19 statistics. Is the data of high enough quality to make trustworthy predictions for the future?
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COVID-19: the current situation and prospects for the UK and the world
John McConnell, Moderator: Mahmood Ahmed (Aga Khan Foundation)
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our working and personal lives like no other event in recent memory. An unprecedented level of research over the past five months has advanced knowledge of the disease, but many uncertainties remain. In this Q&A, John McConnell, Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, was able to separate the knowns from the unknowns of COVID-19, whilst speculating on how the pandemic might evolve in the UK and elsewhere, including the developing world. He also offered some excellent insights into what concrete next steps should be taken for the world to defeat this novel disease.
This webinar was moderated by Mahmood Ahmed, Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation UK National Committee.
is:youtube, COVID-19, webinar, conversation, UK, The Lancet, research, infectious disease, uncertainty, Q&A, developing nation, next steps
Rebooting Business After COVID-19: A View From China
Alvin Shiqi Wang (王世琪), Xiang Wang (王翔), Simon Yang (杨士宁), Zhiqiang (ZZ) Zhang (张志强), Jean C. Oi, Christopher Thomas, Xander Wu (吴雪) (Stanford Shorenstein APARC)
Decades of economic growth were put on hold in China due to COVID-19. As industries across the country begin reopening, what does the future look like for businesses in the PRC? A new survey conducted in partnership with the Stanford Center at Peking University and alumni from the Stanford School of Business asks CxOs from China about the short-term challenges and long-term implications that the pandemic will have on their business models and workers.
Georges Benjamin, José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Camara Phyllis Jones, Amani M. Allen, Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Moderator: Tia Taylor WIlliams (APHA)
This kick-off webinar of APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series examined racism and its historic and present-day impact on health and well-being. Presenters: identified the multiple levels on which racism operates; described the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on health; and
explored the principles for and barriers to achieving health equity.
is:youtube, COVID-19, webinar, series, video, racism, health inequality, disparity, African American, black people, policy, healthcare, people of color, racial equity, justice
A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice, and Policies
Regina Davis Moss, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Elizabeth Howell, Joia Adele Crear-Perry, Lauren Underwood, Moderator: Monica R. McLemore (APHA)
The second webinar in APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series covered reproductive racial disparities. Presenters: Provided context of racism in reproductive care across multiple impacted groups; Shared current advocacy approaches to advancing reproductive health equity; and
Highlighted current federal legislation that addresses the barriers to achieving reproductive justice.
Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Tools for Thinking About Risk During the Pandemic
Tim Pleskac (Linda Hall Library)
Using one of the universe’s most complex systems- the human brain- each of us makes tens of thousands of decisions every day. Each choice involves fascinating and complex cognitive processes such as attention, perception, and memory that occur at lightning speed and often without our even noticing. During a time of heightened risk and sometimes overwhelming information, such as the current pandemic, that decision making process is pushed to extremes. Dr. Tim Pleskac, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, will present what we know about the psychology of decision making and what that can tell us about how people think about and perceive risk in the current pandemic.
The main focus of the event will be one-on-one meetings between attendees, but there will also be a range of live and pre-recorded content including talks, live Q&As, speed meetings, and group discussions. In the week following the event, we encourage attendees to suggest and organize their own content which we will publicise on the official schedule. We hope to attract a large audience of first-time and returning attendees from across the world. The conference will be suitable for anyone with at least some involvement with EA (having read a few articles or a book for example). If you’re a complete newcomer, then we recommend engaging with some introductory EA content first. We are looking forward to an inspiring conference with you!
Claire Wardle, Ivan Oransky, Moderator: Damian Radcliffe (City Club of Central Oregon)
The impact of COVID-19 on the American Media How do we as citizens and news consumers navigate the complexities of our current media landscape? And what has the coronavirus meant for journalists, media companies and where we get our news and information from? Our expert panel will make sense of the present, and look ahead to the future.
Why men may have more severe COVID-19 symptoms, and using bacteria to track contaminated food.
Meredith Wadman, Jason Qian, Moderator: Sarah Crespi (Science Mag)
First up this week, Staff Writer Meredith Wadman talks with host Sarah Crespi about how male sex hormones may play a role in higher levels of severe coronavirus infections in men. New support for this idea comes from a study showing high levels of male pattern baldness in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Read all our coronavirus coverage. Next, Jason Qian, a Ph.D. student in the systems biology department at Harvard Medical School, joins Sarah to talk about an object-tracking system that uses bacterial spores engineered with unique DNA barcodes. The inactivated spores can be sprayed on anything from lettuce, to wood, to sand and later be scraped off and read out using a CRISPR-based detection system. Spraying these DNA-based identifiers on such things as vegetables could help trace foodborne illnesses back to their source. Read a related commentary piece.
Unconscious influences on behaviour: Fact or fiction?
David Shanks (UCL Changing Minds)
"95% of all decision making is unconscious." It's such a common refrain, but is it true? What does it even mean for a decision to be unconscious? What about an unconscious influence? Professor David Shanks sheds light on these topics and discusses money priming, whether sex really sells, and why grocery stores put the bakery by the entrance.
Richard Florida, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Anita McGahan, Shauna Brail, Moderator: Marcia Young (Munk School of Global Affairs and Policy)
How will COVID-19 shape the future of our cities? What are the most important priorities for our cities as a result of this pandemic? Join experts Richard Florida, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Anita McGahan and Shauna Brail as they discuss cities after COVID with Marcia Young, host of CBC’s World Report.
is:youtube, webinar, COVID-19, city, future, progression, priority, global affair
Jane Greatorex (Lucy Cavendish College)
Jane Greatorex is Senior Tutor, Undergraduate and Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Pre-Clinical Medical and Veterinary Sciences at Lucy Cavendish College. She has had a long career in academic and clinical science, specializing in the blood borne viruses and, until September 2017, was responsible for streamlining and improving HIV diagnostic services at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. As a scientist used to working in high containment laboratories, she was a team leader in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak in 2015 and remains on the list of scientists that may be called upon to respond in the event of a similar occurrence. She remains involved in a number of research projects, specifically exploring the use of next generation sequencing for the identification of resistance mutations in HIV and human herpes viruses. Jane also maintains an active research interest in the Influenza virus, most recently working on the shedding and survival of H1N1v (“swine ‘flu”).
Summer COVID-19 Education Series (Create free account to access)
Multiple Speakers (American College of Cardiology - Virtual Education)
The Summer COVID-19 Education Series kicked off on Saturday, June 6 and will continue throughout the summer to offer quick dissemination of key findings and best practices in a timely and relevant way to address the global impact of COVID-19 on health care workers and patients. Join us every Thursday at 12 pm ET to participate in a virtual live session, where faculty will be on hand to answer your questions or catch the video On-Demand.
Log in with your ACC account to gain access to this valuable information on COVID-19 and the subsequent impact on you and your patients. If you do not have an account, you can register for free
Webinar: Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to network and find collaborations from afar
Alaina Levine (Association for Psychological Science)
Networking is the most honorable and valuable endeavor in which you can engage, because it is built on a spirit of generosity. At its core, networking is all about crafting win-win alliances where both parties provide value. You may think that “networking” can only take place in person, but this is a myth! In fact, most networking takes place from afar, and in some cases, the individuals may never even meet in person. In this webinar, our host Alaina G. Levine discussed strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe (and perhaps on some exoplanets too!). Let’s network!
In this webinar, we demonstrate the OSF tools available for contributors, labs, centers, and institutions that support stronger collaborations. The demo includes useful practices like: contributor management, the OSF wiki as an electronic lab notebook, using OSF to manage online courses and syllabi, and more. Finally, we look at how OSF Institutions can provide discovery and intelligence gathering infrastructure so that you can focus on conducting and supporting exceptional research. The Center for Open Science’s ongoing mission is to provide community and technical resources to support your commitments to rigorous, transparent research practices. Visit cos.io/institutions to learn more.
Diego Baptista, Patricia Herterich, Tanita Casci, Stephan Eglen, Elisabeth Bik (R.I.O.T. Science Club)
To be trustworthy and rigorous, science must be correctable. If scientific claims are not adequately validated or confirmed, time and money are misspent, true or chance findings are difficult to separate, and public trust in expertise is eroded. However, the ability to correct the scientific record is not always possible because the act of correction is pitted against inappropriate cultural norms or vested interests.
Science is an activity that is dependent on economic demands. In academia, there is a highly competitive job market, with scarce opportunities for research funding. Hiring and promotion criteria rely on publication and grant-funding track records, which means verifying evidence can come second to the next publishable and lucrative ‘groundbreaking’ research. Inevitably, criticism can make career prospects even more precarious, with significant costs to those who attempt to criticise and - in particular - whistleblow.
However, is the status quo fixed? Is the environment in fact conducive to rigorous science? Is there no room for improvement? To explore these and many more questions, an esteemed panel has been brought together to discuss the issues at the heart of why we struggle to correct bad science.
In what promises to be an exciting joint conversation from different perspectives of the research lifecycle and career stage, our panelists will discuss the barriers to correcting bad science and the costs borne by those who have tried to. The aim is to raise awareness and to instigate a discussion on how to substantiate the ability to correct science when necessary.
In affiliation with ReproducibiliTea, RIOT Science Club, and The Crick Institute, it gives us great pleasure in inviting you to The Cost of Correcting Bad Science!
Professor John Cook, Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor Joseph Uscinski (Salaamedia)
From suggestions that 5G technology created the Coronavirus to stories that frame Bill Gates as a sly mass murderer, misinfornation and conspiracy theories can sound tempting to believe.
However, much of it might be inaccurate and are potentially dangerous. Zahid Jadwat speaks to a panel of psychological experts, misinformation researchers and conspiracy theory researchers to find out just how much one can believe and the dangers of the misinformation that often thrives on social media.
Finding facts during a crisis / Stand with the Facts / KUOW / CIP
Carl T Bergstrom, Kim Malcolm (Kuow Public Radio)
Since the start of the global pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustices, there has been a flood of information online. As new information hits our newsfeeds daily, there’s still a lot of uncertainty around the virus and response to the protests. How does the unpredictable nature of the current situations make us susceptible to consuming and potentially sharing misinformation?
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Communicating statistics, risk and uncertainty in the age of Covid
David Spiegelhalter (Centre for Statistics, University of Edinburgh)
David Spiegelhalter is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers, media and policy-makers. Apart from academic publications, he has written The Norm Chronicles (with Michael Blastland), Sex by Numbers, and the recently-published The Art of Statistics. He presented the BBC4 documentaries Tails you Win: the Science of Chance and the award-winning Climate Change by Numbers. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, and was President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-2018. His greatest achievement came in 2011, when he was 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.
Ventilator Allocation for Covid-19, Mask Sterilization, HIV Life Expectancy, and more #JNOLive
Gina M. Piscitello (JAMA Network)
Gina M. Piscitello, MD joins JAMA Network Open Editors to discuss a systematic review that examines US state guidelines for ventilator allocation decision-making during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
COVIDConversations: Protecting Children/Adolescents’ Mental Health with Professors Stein & Blakemore
Alan Stein (University of Oxford)
Alan Stein from Oxford's Department of Psychiatry will discuss his team’s work on the psychological implications of COVID-19. In the midst of the devastating death toll and hospitalisations, the effect of this unfolding pandemic on children’s mental health has been unconscionably overlooked. The overwhelming media coverage and barrage of public health messages, especially when families are in lockdown, sustains a high level of threat which is intensely observed by children. Thus, when adults talk to children, the information needs to consider the child's age to ensure they have a coherent narrative and emotional support for their experiences. The team have created a platform of resources to help make impossible conversations possible for healthcare professionals, families, care home staff and teachers.
is:youtube, COVID-19, psychiatry, children, adults, psychology, morbidity, death, mental health, healthcare, media, public health, information, misinformation, emotion, communication
Online Harms & Disinformation Post-COVID
Chi Onwurah, Adam Hildreth, Imran Ahmed, Alexander Babuta (The Alan Turing Institute)
Does the digital economy need new regulation to improve citizens’ safety online? When does illegal become harmful? What oversight does regulation involve and what role should social media companies have? How can privacy enhancing technologies help with regards to online harms? Join leading researchers and industry advocates for a discussion on the outlook for online harms and how AI is countering disinformation.
Philip Dawid (Centre for Statistical Methodology, LSHTM)
You may think that statistical causal inference is about inferring causation. You may think that it can not be tackled with standard statistical tools, but requires additional structure, such as counterfactual reasoning, potential responses or graphical representations. I shall try to disabuse you of such woolly misconceptions by locating statistical causality firmly within the scope of traditional statistical decision theory. From this viewpoint, the enterprise of "statistical causality" could fruitfully be rebranded as "assisted decision making".
Supporting Open Science Data Curation, Preservation, and Access by Libraries
Jefferson Bailey (Center for Open Science)
Openness in research can lead to greater reproducibility, an accelerated pace of discovery, and decreased redundancy of effort. In addition, open research ensures equitable access to knowledge and the ability for any community to assess, interrogate, and build upon prior work. It also requires open infrastructure and distributed access; but few institutions can provide all of these services alone. Providing a trustworthy network for perpetual availability of research data is critical to ensuring reproducibility, transparency, and ongoing inquiry. Increased attention on the importance of open research and data sharing has led to a proliferation of platforms to store data, materials, etc., with limited technical integration. This can hinder data sharing, but also complicate coordination with local library expertise and services, thus hampering curation and long-term stewardship. For example, the open source OSF enables researchers to directly create and manage research projects and integrates with other tools researchers use (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.), but lacks the ability to archive that material locally at a researcher’s institution. Long-term stewardship and preservation requires multiple copies of data archived in different locations, and creating archives seamlessly would be ideal. COS and IA are working together to address these preservation and stewardship challenges by providing open, cooperative infrastructure to ensure long-term access and connection to research data, and by supporting and promoting adoption of open science practices to enhance research reproducibility as well as data sharing and reuse. In this webinar, attendees will learn about both the technical and practical aspects of this collaborative project connecting the researcher tool OSF and the preservation system of Internet Archive. We demonstrate how researchers can improve the openness and reproducibility of their research through preregistration, and how those preregistrations are preserved with Internet Archive. We answer questions and explore use cases for how this powerful workflow can support library curation and stewardship of open research.
Just weeks after the genome sequence of the recently emerged coronavirus was published online, researchers reported the cryogenic electron microscopy structure of the spike protein the virus uses to gain entry to host cells in a 19 February Science paper (https://scim.ag/2WxQ8lY). The insights from their study are already helping to inform vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. On Friday, the coauthors of this study, Jason McLellan and Barney Graham, discussed via Facebook Live how they visualized the spike protein, as well as how their work to improve understanding of SARS-CoV2 viral structure will inform therapeutics against this virus going forward.
Causal Inference, Causal Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Peter Tennant, Virginia Aglietti, Eleanor Murray (The Alan Turing Institute)
Bringing the world’s most interesting research papers to life. Examining the wider implications, we feature top research published across domains and verticals with exciting interviews with the authors themselves, alongside a curated Q&A session. CogX is hosted by Charlie Muirhead Co-Founder and CEO, and Co-Founder Tabitha Goldstaub. Find out more at: https://cogx.co/ CogX is an award-winning Festival with its roots in artificial intelligence. The fourth edition, June 8th to 10th 2020, adds a Virtual first experience and Global Leadership Summit, and builds on the huge success of the 2019 event, which brought together over 20,000 visitors. 2020 saw over 30,000 participants including 600+ speakers across 18 topic stages and 100+ side events. Our theme this year, “How do we get the next 10 years right?” with aims to: Move the conversation forward with concrete actions Inspire current and future generations of leaders Help reframe the climate emergency as the biggest economic opportunity in the last 200 years Help increase understanding of the current Covid-19 pandemic and champion innovative solutions CogX – Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Breakthrough Technology
How to Run a Hospital during a Pandemic: Administration Ethical & Legal Challenges During COVID-19
Rina K. Spence, John Fernandez, Bruce J. Flanz, Moderator: Carmel Shachar, (Petrie-Flom Centre)
Hospital administration is complex during the best of times. Hospitals are now struggling to respond to the surge of COVID-19 patients, including obtaining enough PPE, ventilators, and other materials. They must also manage a sharp decrease in revenue from a pause on most other medical procedures. Hospitals are also considering the needs of their workforces, both in terms of overwhelmed clinicians treating COVID-19 patients and providers with little to no work because their practices have been put on pause. This panel will discuss the challenges facing hospitals during the pandemic, including workforce, financial, and supply chain concerns. How can hospitals “rise to the occasion?” What duties do they owe to their employees, their patients, their board of trustees or shareholders, and their communities?
Calls for social justice and police reform have gained momentum as unrest continues across the country in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks. These calls are intersecting with the coronavirus pandemic, which has highlighted long existing health and economic disparities between Black Americans and other groups. Even now, as COVID-19 cases crest more than 2 million in the country, we see disproportionate impacts on black communities, with the overall mortality rate for Black Americans from COVID-19 more than twice as high as those for Whites, Asian and Latino Americans. In this Facebook Live Q&A, David Harris, Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, discussed the drivers of current unrest and issues of police injustice -- and steps to consider to create a more just society.
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Reimagining Food Systems: Driving Action for a Post-Covid World- #FoodSystemsAction
Idris Elba, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Gunhild A. Stordalen, Rajiv Shah, Agnes Kalibata, David Beasley, Emmanuel Faber, Gilbert F. Houngbo, Massimo Bottura, Kate Raworth, Lawrence Haddad, David Nabarro, Johan Rockstrom, Megha Kohli, Alejandra Schrader (EAT / The Rockefeller Foundation)
Watch the full recording of EAT and The Rockefeller Foundation's virtual convening highlighting critical need and unique opportunity for food system transformation in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The event hosted thousands of colleagues from around the globe for a wide-ranging interactive conversation on the challenges of this moment, the future of our food systems, and how we can drive #FoodSystemsAction. Was live Wednesday, June 24.
What Big Tech does to discourse, and the forgotten tech tool that can make tech less big
Cory Doctorow, Moderator: Ravi Naik (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
It’s uncontroversial to say that our discourse is polarized, angry and unproductive – and to say that Big Tech is to blame. But what is Big Tech’s role in distorting discourse? Is it the use of machine learning and surveillance data to manipulate people at scale? Or is it just plain old monopolism, dressed up in a bunch of AI snakeoil repurposed from the ad-tech industry’s self-serving brags about how good it is at convincing people? The answer matters, because machine-learning mind-control rays are an existential threat to human agency, while monopolies can be dismantled using competition law — and what’s more, there’s a tried-and-true competition tactics that is uniquely suited to dismantling tech monopolies. Adversarial interoperability turns tech’s market power on its head, allowing new market entrants to use incumbents’ own scale against them.
The Psychology of COVID-19 with Stephen David Reicher
Stephen Reicher (Salon London)
Stephen has recently co-written Together Apart: the Psychology of COVID-19 (preprint available online) with three other social psychologists which details the importance of understanding and harnessing group psychology in dealing with the pandemic. The authors have advised a range of bodies on how to best support the COVID-19 response and in the book, they explore how psychological theory - and the social identity approach in particular - can help us better understand, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Rowena Hill, Susan Michie, Kathryn Scott, Jon Sutton (British Psychological Society)
Several psychologists are actively working on the response to Covid-19, and psychological theory / research is relevant in many ways… this page will serve as a growing resource collecting and linking to those contributions.
Statistical methods as social technologies versus analytic tools: Implications for metascience and research reform
Steven Goodman (Metascience Symposium 2019)
Statistical methods can be viewed through different lenses; as technical tools to detect signals and quantify uncertainty, or as foundations for making epistemic claims. The use of similar technical tools in different sciences can obscure the profoundly different epistemic cultures across the sciences. Elements of these cultures include what constitutes sufficient grounds for making a claim, e.g. that an intervention “works”, and who is qualified to make that judgment. If these differences are not acknowledged, which they rarely are, debates about how to improve the use of statistics in science often miss the mark, never reaching closure. This will be shown with recent empirical work on whet- her specialized statistical review is needed for research papers, efforts of a major science funder (PCORI) to improve statistical practice in its funded research, and controversy about the use of statistical significance in published research. I will discuss what this means for metascience and for improving statistical practice.
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Safety through inclusion: The case for emergency deinstitutionalisation
Danlami Basharu, Ann Campbell, Catalina Devandas, George Nikolaidis, Eric Rosenthal (European Network on Independent Living)
In this webinar, a panel including persons with disabilities and experts in disaster management, human rights and service provision discuss the need for “emergency deinstitutionalisation” of persons with disabilities and how this could be achieved. The term “emergency deinstitutionalisation” refers to protecting disabled peoples’ basic rights to live in the community, getting them the support required to leave the institution in the short term, and subsequently providing any additional support and access to mainstream society, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The aim is to achieve the transition as fast as possible, while preventing against homelessness, absence of formal support services and over-reliance on informal care.
is:youtube, equality, safety, inclusion, disability, deinstitutionalisation, disaster, human rights, community, homeless, care
Pre-results Review in Economics: Lessons Learned from Setting up Registered Reports
Andrew Foster, Irenaeus Wolff, Aleksandar Bogdanoski, Victoria Simms (Center for Open Science)
Dr Victoria Simms, Psychology Research Institute, talks about her research into how children’s thinking changes over the years, in particular how they understand maths.Hear from Andrew Foster, editor at the Journal of Development Economics, and Irenaeus Wolff, a guest editor for Experimental Economics, as they discuss their experiences with implementing the Registered Reports format, how it was received by authors, and the trends they noticed after adoption. Aleksandar Bogdanoski of BITSS also joins us to explore pre-results review, how to facilitate the process at journals, and best practices for supporting authors and reviewers.
UCL-Lancet Lecture 2020: Global Health Preparedness in the Face of Emerging Epidemics
Muhammad Pate, Andrew Hayward, Ann Blandford (University College London)
Guest speaker: Dr Muhammad Pate, Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group Respondents: Professor Andrew Hayward, Director of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Inclusion Health Professor Ann Blandford, Deputy Director of UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering
EWB Hub x GRiPS Student Workshop - Introduction to Experience Sampling Methods
Elise Kalokerinos (EWB Hub)
Experience sampling methods (ESM; also known as ecological momentary assessment or EMA) involves sampling participants’ experiences in natural environments, in real-time (or close to it), and on many measurement occasions, often using smartphone technology. These methods allow us insight into participants’ momentary states and the contexts in which these states occur, thus letting researchers “capture life as it is lived” (Bolger, Davis, & Rafaeli, 2003). ESM introduces ecological validity, reduces recall bias, and allows researchers to capture dynamic within-person processes. In this workshop, Dr. Kalokerinos discusses when ESM is useful, when things can go wrong, and how to design and execute a good ESM study.
Information in Iran: How recent global events are used to shape and skew reality
Emerson T. Brooking, Holly Dagres, Simin Kargar, Michael Lipin, Farhad Souzanchi (Atlantic Council MidEast)
While there has been significant attention given to foreign influence operations by state-actors like Iran, far less has been given to how global events shape—and skew—the reality depicted by the Iranian regime to the Iranian people.
This series is dedicated to give healthcare workers on the frontlines regular updates from healthcare leaders on COVID-19. Chaired by leading experts, they discuss different topics and challenges that healthcare workers, leaders and the public are facing, and how we are responding.
Stop Hate for Profit | Holding Social Media Platforms Accountable
Marietje Schaake, Jessica Gonzalez, David Sifry (Stanford Cyber Policy Centre)
Tech companies are not doing enough to fight hate on their digital social platforms. But what can be done to encourage social platforms to provide more support to people who are targets of racism and hate, and to increase safety for private groups on the platform?
COVID-19 and its Response: Risks to Refugees, Migrants, & Asylum-Seekers
Kate Evans, Gillian Triggs, Sana Mustafa, Bill Frelick (Duke University School of Law)
As governments respond to the novel coronavirus, asylum-seekers, migrants, and refugees are increasingly being left behind. Housing in overcrowded camps and informal reception centers undermines access to the adequate health care, sanitation, and water needed to protect against COVID-19. And some governments are taking advantage of the pandemic to enact discriminatory prevention and treatment measures, including by rejecting asylum-seekers. Join us for a discussion with Bill Frelick (Human Rights Watch), Gillian Triggs (UNHCR), and Sana Mustafa (Asylum Access/ Network for Refugee Voices); moderated by Kate Evans (Duke).
is:youtube, COVID-19, refugee, asylum-seeker, migrant, government, camp, healthcare, sanitation, water, human right
SAYAS Webinar 2: What Science will look like after COVID-19?
Johann Mouton, Thandi Mgwebi, Richard Glover, Phethiwe Matutu (SAYAS)
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the science and knowledge enterprise has had its fair share of successes and challenges. These are wide ranging from low funding steams at best to a lack of funding at worst, a lack of basic resources and infrastructure, attracting and retaining qualified educators and others. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response to utilising science and evidence-based approaches in their responses in some countries, there may be opportunities to better position the place of science in tackling developmental challenges. We seek to interrogate how and if the current pandemic can create opportunities for better integration of the knowledge enterprise and science-policy nexus.
Meerat Kaur, Samira Ben Omar, Janet Wildman (Imperial College London)
Public Health England research has shown that people from Black and Asian ethnic groups are both more likely to catch COVID-19 and up to twice as likely to die from the disease than people from White British groups. It tells us that “historic racism and poorer experiences of healthcare or at work” could make people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups less likely to ask for care, or insist on having personal protective equipment. How can we understand the full picture of these inequalities? How can we tackle these and mistrust in communities? On 15 July 2020, Janet Wildman, Dr Meerat Kaur and Samira Ben Omar answered your questions, discussed their work and talked about how we move forward together.
is:youtube, COVID-19, healthcare, inequality, poverty, ethnic, minortiy, BAME, community
The Vaccine Confidence Project Webinar Series: Vaccine confidence in the time of COVID-19
Heidi Larson, Ayoade Alakija, Leesa Lin, Clarissa Simas, Scott Ratzan, Nancy Lee, Wilton Park, Beate Kampmann (London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine)
Key speakers and line up: Welcome Heidi Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, LSHTM Update on the status of COVID-19 vaccines, Beate Kampmann, Director of the LSHTM Vaccine Centre Regional perspectives on COVID -19 response, Ayoade Alakija, Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigeria; Leesa Lin, Assistant Professor, Public health emergency preparedness & response, LSHTM; Clarissa Simas, Lead for Latin American research at the Vaccine Confidence Project, LSHTM Preparedness for new COVID-19 vaccine(s), Scott Ratzan, Editor, Journal of Health Communication and Associate Professor, City University of New York(CUNY) & Nancy Lee, Wilton Park, co-leading a new initiative with the Vaccine Confidence Project (COVID-19 Vaccine Information, Communication and Engagement) Moderated Q&A
Dean's Lecture - Within reason: Trusting science in a time of crisis
Aleks Owczarek, David Balding, Fiona Fidler, Jessica Kaufman, Kate Dooley, Moderator: Graham Phillips (The University of Melbourne)
In a special National Science Week edition of our Dean’s Lecture Series, four speakers will explore how and why people trust – or distrust – science during crises. Why do people deny or ignore the science of climate change, or the miracle of vaccines? How does a jury decide which forensic evidence to trust? And what if we trust science, and it turns out to be wrong?
Computational Social Science to Address the (Post) COVID-19 Reality
Johan Bollen, Dean Eckles, Moderators: Maria Ferreira Sequeda, Monika Leszczynska (Summer Institute in Computational Social Science)
Computational Social Science offers tools that can assist both policy makers and the private sector in the design and implementation of measures to address the economic and social challenges posed by COVID-19. How can the growing sources of (alternative) data and data science be used in a meaningful and responsible way, i.e. providing reliable and practical knowledge without compromising privacy and safety of people whose data is collected and analyzed? What are the methodological and regulatory solutions that could be applied to address the challenges and mitigate the risks? Our panelists will share their experience and ideas on these issues. There will also be enough time for questions from the audience.
is:youtube, COVID-19, UK, government response, strategy, public health, struggle, bad science, communication, policy, interview, safety measure
Synthetic Data: A Primer
Daniel Quintana (RIOT Science Club)
Open research data provide considerable scientific, societal, and economic benefits. However, disclosure risks can sometimes limit the sharing of open data, especially in datasets that include sensitive details or information from individuals with rare disorders. This talk introduces the concept of synthetic datasets, which is an emerging method originally developed to permit the sharing of confidential census data. Synthetic datasets mimic real datasets by preserving their statistical properties and the relationships between variables. Importantly, this method also reduces disclosure risk to essentially nil as no record in the synthetic dataset represents a real individual. This practical guide with accompanying R script enables biobehavioural researchers to create synthetic datasets and assess their utility via the synthpop R package. By sharing synthetic datasets that mimic original datasets that could not otherwise be made open, researchers can ensure the reproducibility of their results and facilitate data exploration while maintaining participant privacy.
David Katz, Byram Bridle, Sunetra Gupa, Jay Bhattacharya, Carlo Caduff, Moderator: David Seymour (Covid Plan B)
New Zealand has been one of the countries least impacted by Covid19. Following the lockdown, life was able to return to normal in contrast to the rest of the world – although our border remained closed. What does New Zealand do now? Are we still intent on elimination? If so, do we wait until a vaccine is available? What conditions would necessitate a new lockdown? What are the alternative measures? What is the latest data on the threat of the virus? If the case rate remains tolerable here and/or overseas, when and how do we open the border? The COVID-19 Symposium, featuring international and local health experts, will lay out the most recent data and discuss options.
Agenda: 2020 Conference on Computational Sociology
Dashun Wang, Jackelyn Hwang, Ang Yu, Sanaz Mobasseri, Rene D. Flores, Emaad Manzoor, Tina Law, Emily, Bello-Pardo, Bruce Kogut, Angela Ryu, Douglas Guilbeault, Laura Nelson, Bernard Koch, Jina Lee, Erin Leahey, Ziwen Chen, Andrea Cavicchini, Carly Knight (Stanford University, Center for Computational Social Science)
The Conference on Computational Sociology will showcase work that applies computational methods to important sociological problems. Presented research will display creative use of data, whether applying machine learning methods, analyzing text, images, or network structures, or any other form of computational analysis.
Claudia Juech, Richard Benjamins, Brennan Lake, Stefaan Verhulst (Responsible Data Summit)
Never before have we had access to large scale datasets and processing capabilities while fighting a global pandemic like COVID-19. But with great data comes great responsibility. New questions are being asked, such as: How should such data be used? Are there protections that individuals are willing to forgo in a short-term crisis? What happens after the crisis is over? Is it possible to enhance contact tracing while also increasing privacy protections? What other technologies can be used to fight a global pandemic, and what are the privacy implications of their use? In this track at the Responsible Data Summit we will explore the perspectives and experiences of leaders fighting COVID-19 with data and new technologies, and host a discussion about how we all - as responsible data stewards - can use data responsibly to fight both the current pandemic and infectious diseases in the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health systems around the world, displacing attention to other much-needed services and conditions. It has particularly impacted access to sexual and reproductive health goods and services—not only in the U.S., as discussed in Reproductive Rights in 2020: June Medical Services v. Russo and COVID-19, but around the globe. While in some places governments have made concerted efforts to mitigate the displacement of sexual and reproductive health services by telehealth and other means, in many others the pandemic has provided cover for policies that neglect and even undermine reproductive health and rights. Reproductive rights movements and mobilizations (including around abortion) have been interrupted; contraception access has been affected; and sexual and obstetric violence have both increased. Join us for a discussion of the impact that COVID-19 has had on sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.
John Amaechi, Kathryn Scott, Matthew Taylor (British Psychological Society)
As part of our ongoing "Psychological Government Programme", this discussion aims to look at how we can bring people into the policy-making process, and the psychological underpinnings for doing so, along with a conversation regarding how this could be done practically.
COVID State of Play: Jonathan Zittrain and Margaret Bourdeaux with Beth Cameron and KJ Seung
Margaret Bourdeaux, Jonathan Zittrain, Beth Cameron, KJ Seung (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society)
What’s the Covid State of Play? Join Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux and Professor Jonathan Zittrain, co-chairs of the Berkman Klein Center’s Digital Pandemic Response Working Group, as they try to untangle the challenges in the fight against COVID-19 in a chat with former NSC pandemic policy staffer Beth Cameron and Chief of Strategy and Policy for Partners in Health KJ Seung.
is:youtube, COVID-19, policy, challenge, digital, technology, social media, government
Collaborative assessment for trustworthy science: the repliCATS project
Fiona Fidler (RIOT Science Club)
The repliCATS project evaluates published scientific research. As the acronym—Collaborative Assessments for Trustworthy Science—suggests, repliCATS is a group activity, centred around assessing the trustworthiness of research claims. Reviewers first make private individual assessments about a research claim—judging its comprehensibility, the prior plausibility of underlying effect, and its likely replicability. Reviewers then share their judgements and reasoning with group members, providing both new information and the opportunity for feedback and calibration. The group interrogates differences in opinion and explores counterfactuals. After discussion, there is a final opportunity for privately updating individual judgements. Importantly the repliCATS process is not consensus-driven – reviewers can disagree, and their ratings and probability judgements are mathematically aggregated into a final assessment. At the moment, the repliCATS platform exists primarily to predict replicability. Launched in January 2019 as part of the DARPA SCORE program, over 18 months repliCATS elicited group assessments and captured associated reasoning and discussion, for 3,000 published social scientific research claims in 8 disciplines (Business, Criminology, Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and Sociology). The repliCATS team are now working to extend the platform beyond merely predicting replicability, to deliver a more comprehensive peer review protocol. Suspected advantages of a repliCATS process over traditional peer review include: inbuilt training and calibration; feedback that is intrinsically rewarding; an inherently interactive process, but one which does not implicitly rely on ‘consensus by fatigue’; and a process that actively encourages interrogation. This talk will present some preliminary findings, and discuss the future of the platform.
Chatham House Webinar: Weekly COVID-19 Pandemic Briefing – Following the Science?
David Heymann, Emma Ross, Richard Horton (Chatham House)
How are scientists working out what's going on with the virus and what interventions work and don't? Why does it seem like scientists change their minds so often or are slow to come around to new thinking? And are response decisions following the science? As countries grapple with how best to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and the reverberations it is sending through their societies and economies, understanding of how the virus is behaving, and what measures might best combat it, continues to advance. The 19th in a weekly series of interactive webinars on the coronavirus with Professor David Heymann and special guest, Richard Horton, helping us to understand the science and make sense of the latest developments in the global crisis.
Scientists can help us better address the infodemic. On June 29, WHO began the world’s first global infodemiology conference, where more than 11,000 individuals tuned in from around the world to hear from headline talk by David Nabarro, followed by public health and behavior change communication experts, fact checkers, journalists, and computer scientists and their work to address the COVID-19 infodemic. After this public pre-conference, a closed session took place for scientists and researchers and stakeholders from 33 countries, 55% female and from more than 20 disciplines. The infodemic has become too complex to be addressed by a single discipline, or wrestled into a single dashboard or be resolved with a single intervention. A complex epidemic of misinformation requires a multidisciplinary response and informed by the language of epidemiology. The working session will produce a public health research agenda for managing infodemics, an infodemiology glossary, and start a community of research.
OSF Collections: supporting research discoverability and reuse for societies, funders, journals, and communities
Nici Pfeiffier, David Mellor (Center for Open Science)
The OSF Collections repository platform supports the discoverability and reuse of research by enabling the aggregation of related projects across OSF. With OSF Collections, any funder, journal, society, or research community can show their commitment to scientific integrity by aggregating the open outputs from their disciplines, grantees, journal articles, or more. Learn how research collections can foster new norms for sharing, collaboration, and reproducibility. We also provide a demo of how OSF Collections aggregates and hosts your research by discipline, funded outcomes, project type, journal issue, and more.
Bloomberg Prognosis:How Covid-19 is Reshaping the Global Healthcare Ecosystem
Vas Narasimhan, Kathrin Jansen, Sarah Gilbert, Seth Berkley, Devi Sridhar, Neil Ferguson, Soumya Swaminathan (Bloomberg Live)
The Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping almost every aspect of our society, including our health care systems. In this global emergency, in which the coronavirus continues its inexorable spread with a disproportional impact on communities of color, the urgent search for effective therapeutics and an effective vaccine has led to unprecedented collaborations between health care and drug companies, academic researchers, nonprofits and governments. Even so, some stresses to this collaborative approach are evident, mostly from governments eager to secure first for their domestic populations treatments and potential vaccines.
With the onset of COVID-19, many research labs have had to shut down and temporarily suspend their research efforts. Months later, labs are slowly beginning to reopen, but have had to make adaptations to their research methods in response to the pandemic. This webinar presents ways to get your research project back on track. Our panelists describe how they were able to successfully recover from delays and lab closures by having a solid lab reopening plan; changing research protocols; taking into account the stressors that a pandemic has had on research participants; and finding creative ways to get back to data collection.
Hybrids: Between Industry and Academia ft. Nurit Nobel
Sarah Bowen, Merle van den Akker, Nurit Nobel (Questionning Behaviour)
Sarah Bowen and Merle van den Akker interview Nurit Nobel on how behavioural science is applied in both academia and industry, and why she decided to go back into academia, doing her PhD, whilst having a very successful career in industry! Nurit has 10+ years experience in marketing and strategy consulting working with top Swedish and international companies. After years of applying her knowledge in human insight to increase demand for brands and services, she became curious in how it can be used for higher level purposes, which lead her to pursuing a PhD at Stockholm School of Economics. Her experience made her aware of how failures to take behavioral factors into account often lead to ineffective results, which she explores in her research and applied work with Impactually, of which she is the co-founder and CEO!
Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship: Digital Epidemiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic
John Brownstein (National Library of Medicine)
The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship was established in 1983 to stimulate intellectual liaison between MLA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This year's speaker is Dr. John Brownstein, who will be speaking on translation impact on the surveillance, control and prevention of disease, the development and application of data mining and citizen science to public health in relation to his work with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus: How It Infects Us and How We Might Stop It
Britt Glaunsinger, Mark Fischetti (Scientific American)
How does SARS-CoV-2 sneak into our body? What can our immune system do and how can the virus sometimes defeat it? How do the leading drug and vaccine candidates work? Will the virus plague us forever? Scientific American presents a conversation about these burning questions with Britt Glaunsinger, a virologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute who is a specialist in viral infection.
Webinar Series Day 1 Insights into Covid19 modelling & evidence-based policy making
Gabriel Leung, Neil Ferguson, Azra Ghani (Imperial College London)
In recent years our understanding of infectious disease epidemiology and control has been greatly increased through mathematical modelling. As we continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges we face from COVID-19, hear directly from our international experts how epidemiological analysis and mathematical modelling has helped to inform responses around the world.
Webinar Series Day 2 Insights into Covid19 modelling & evidence-based policy making
Hsien-Ho Lin, Anne Cori, Sheetal Silal (Imperial College London)
In recent years our understanding of infectious disease epidemiology and control has been greatly increased through mathematical modelling. As we continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges we face from COVID-19, hear directly from our international experts how epidemiological analysis and mathematical modelling has helped to inform responses around the world.
2020 National Science Week Launch + Science Saving Lives Event
Allen Cheng, Deb Eagles, Kudzai Kanhutu, McCaw, Paul Young (National Science Week Australia)
Following the official launch of National Science Week 2020, stay online for a very special event that will take you behind the scenes of Australia’s COVID response. Our expert panel will reveal how maths and science expertise has helped to save lives, guide strategy, and keep many more Australians safe. Our forum 'Science Saving Lives – The Stories Behind Australia’s COVID Success' is a free public event. Joining Science & Technology Australia CEO Misha Schubert in conversation will be: - Professor Allen Cheng, Director of the Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology unit at Alfred Health - Dr Deb Eagles, Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness at the CSIRO in Geelong - Dr Kudzai Kanhutu, Superstar of STEM, infectious diseases physician, telehealth clinical lead and Deputy Medical Information Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital - Professor James McCaw, Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Melbourne - Professor Paul Young, Professor of Virology and Head of School (School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences) at the University of Queensland who heads the team working on one of the leading contenders for a COVID vaccine.
Anna McKie, Samira Ahmed, Vicky Blake, David King, Gabriel Scally, Tolullah Oni, Felicity Callard, John de Pury, Anthony Costello, Zubaida Haque, Deenan Pillay (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies)
SAGE latest analysis & questions from the press & public
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#ETConf20: 10 simple rules for supporting a temporary online pivot for higher education
Jill Mackay, Emily Nordmann, Chiara Horlin, Jacqui Hutchinson, Jo-Anne Murray, Louise Robinson, Michael K Seery (Enhancement Themes)
As continued COVID-19 disruption looks likely across the world, perhaps until 2021, contingency plans are evolving in case of further disruption in the 2020-2021 academic year. This includes delivering face-to-face programmes fully-online for at least part of the upcoming academic year for new and continuing cohorts. This temporary pivot will necessitate distance teaching and learning across almost every conceivable pedagogy, from fundamental degrees to professionally accredited ones. Each institution, programme, and course will have its own myriad of individualised needs ;however, there is a common question that unites us all: how do we provide teaching and assessment to students in a manner that is accessible, fair, equitable, and provides the best learning whilst acknowledging the temporary nature of the pivot? No ‘one size fits all’ solution exists and many of the choices that need to be made will be far from simple; however, this paper provides a starting point and basic principles to facilitate discussions taking place around the globe by balancing what we know from the pedagogy of online learning with the practicalities imposed by this crisis.
Building an Online Community for Behavioural Science COVID-19 Response
Ulrike Hahn, Merle Fairhurst (socialBRIDGES)
The present crisis continues to demand an all-out response from behavioural scientists if it is to be mastered with minimal damage. This means we, as the behavioural science community, need to think about how we can adapt to best support evidence-based policy in a rapidly changing, high-stakes environment. Following on from early thoughts on such a restructure in (Hahn et al. 2020), we created a transparent, digital online community for behavioural scientists, in the context of an integrated information environment, scibeh.org. The talk will describe the thinking behind this step, outline some of the features, and discuss what has and has not worked, along with the implications for future digital, online, science.
Red Team challenge: Incentivizing scientific criticism
Leonid Tiokhin (RIOT Science Club)
Scientific rigor is the essence of scientific works. The more that a scientific product has been exposed to flaw detection, the more that researchers can trust the product. However, there are barriers to adopting critical approaches in science. For instance, there is little incentive for scientists to critically examine other researchers’ materials, since they are not adequately rewarded for criticizing others’ work, whether via traditional forms of peer-review or other less-traditional efforts to detect flaws in the published literature. This hinders the ability of the scientific process to weed-out errors and self-correct. In this talk, Leonid will discuss an initiative, the Red Team Challenge, in which they provided scientists with up to $3000 in financial incentives to identify problems in a scientific paper. He will discuss feasible and effective ways to improve the self-correcting nature of science.
Nadia Calvino, Valdis Dombrovskis, Maja Gopel, Martin Sandbu, Sharan Burrow, Sasha Vakulina, Paolo Gentoloni, Charles Michel, Moderator: Maria Tadeo (European Commision)
The programme focused on Restarting the EU economy after Coronavirus. High-level European and international policymakers, opinion leaders, influential academics and civil society and business leaders came together virtually from across Europe to reflect on the unprecedented economic and social challenges that we are facing. We had very inspiring discussions on:The new European economy after Coronavirus The role for the State in the economy A social and green reboot after the pandemic
What role will art and artists play in helping communities rebuild during these unprecedented crises? How do artists help frame and reframe the current moment, and how do they help us understand the past? In conversation with Jessica Wolf of Strategic Communications, Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, shares her thoughts on how art and artists can help heal pain, build resilience and ultimately, tell our stories for the ages.
Rachael Brown, Fiona Fiddler (Australian National University)
Metascience, or metaresearch, is a field of research that has grown out of the replication crisis. Amongst other things, metascience evaluates and monitors open science initiatives and other interventions to improve scientific practices and cultures. It studies the impact of institutional reward structures, performance metrics, incentives, and methods of scientific resource allocation. It also evaluates peer review practices—both current, and alternative future proposals. As a field, it is (unfortunately) often defined as “the scientific study of science itself” or “the science of doing science”. In this talk I’ll explain why metascience shouldn’t be defined by appeal to a monolithic scientific method, and discuss other ways of conceptualizing what this new epistemic community does.
Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 VaccineResearch
Ashley Putnam, Anne Gemmell, David Autor, Susan Wachter, Lei Ding (Federal Reserve Bank of Philidelphia)
The pandemic is likely to accelerate the trajectory of automation and exacerbate its likely impact on jobs. This session focuses on the channels through with the pandemic could expedite the pace of automation, evidence from the current and previous recessions, and strategies to mitigate negative consequences from accelerated automation.
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Unemployment Insurance During the COVID Crisis: Lessons for Improving the UI Program
Christopher O'Leary, Suzanne Simonetta, Patricia Anderson, Moderator: Michael Horrigan (Federal Reserve Bank of Philidelphia)
This panel will focus on changes in unemployment insurance (UI) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how lessons from these changes can guide reform of the federal-state UI system. For example, what lessons does the CARES Act UI payments experience offer on how we can better promote an equitable recovery? Based on the CARES Act experience, what should be the minimum required state responsibilities in the regular federal-state UI system?
Misinterpretations of evidence, and worse misinterpretations of evidence
Fiona Fidler (Metascience Symposium 2019)
P-values are frequently misinterpreted. Confidence intervals are too. So are Bayesian statistics. Sometimes this simple equivalence is used as an argument that statistical cognition shouldn’t play a role in deciding which analysis approach to adopt in practice, or to teach to students. But are misinterpretations of these different displays of statistical evidence equally severe? Do they have the same consequences in practice? In this talk I’ll present the limited empirical evidence related to these questions that we have so far, and suggest that, at the very least, we don’t know enough to assume Abelson’s law yet, i.e., “Under the law of the diffusion of idiocy, every foolish application of significance testing is sooner or later going to be translated into a corresponding foolish practice for confidence limits” (Abelson, 1997, p. 130). There may be other sound reasons – technical or philosophical reasons —to reject one approach or another, but we shouldn’t (yet) consider them cognitively equivalent.
The importance of Open Science Communities in the transition to Open Science
Loek Brinkman (Open Science Community Utrecht)
On September 24th, 2020, DANS organized an Open day on Open Science together with Promovendi Netwerk Nederland, Horizon2020 project OpenAIRE, and Open Science Communities the Netherlands. An online afternoon about research data management, data archiving and data re-use, specially organized for (young) scientists and data librarians.
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Long covid: diagnosis, management, prognosis
Fiona Godless, Paul Garner, Nisreen Alwan, Trisha Greenhalgh, Valentina Puntmann, Nicholas Peters, Tim Spector (The BMJ)
In this first of The BMJ’s covid-19 grand rounds, we focus on the phenomenon of “long covid”. Many patients who have relatively mild symptoms from the infection, continue to experience these long after the usual 12 day duration. For these patients, the post-acute syndrome has a significant impact on their lives, but many questions remain about its diagnosis, management and prognosis.
Rik Henson, Amy Orben and Alessandro Tomassini (Open Research Working Group)
The 2nd meeting of the ORWG took place on 08/09/20 and discussed developments in Open Research, including on publishing, training, and the Research Excellence Framework. The meeting was held online, with local organisers Rik Henson, Amy Orben and Alessandro Tomassini, along with the CBU Open Science Committee.
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COVID-19: The 9/11 Moment for Global Public Health?
Clive Cookson, Richard Horton (SciCom)
If COVID-19 is the 9/11 moment for global public health, what needs to happen next? Interviewed by the Financial Times, Science Editor, Clive Cookson, Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Medical Journal gives a hard-hitting account of what has gone wrong (and right) with the response to the pandemic, while flagging its overlooked or still-to-be appreciated consequences. His premise is that if the 9/11 attacks changed all our lives from the perspective of state security, then COVID-19 must leave a similar legacy for the future of global public health. Dr Horton weighs-up the score cards of countries, regions, and institutions, plus the international scientific community itself. He examines the initial outbreak in China, the WHO and UN responses, developments in Italy, the UK, Germany, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Latin America etc.; his overriding conclusion being that history will judge us all very poorly. With the strength of international cooperation tested to the full, he expresses his frustration at no emergency assembly of the WHO yet being called. In a wide-ranging assessment, Dr Horton discusses the immediate cost to scientific journals, the pros and cons of the vaccine race, and future resurgences and lockdowns. Above all, he argues for an end to our health chances being a global postcode lottery and calls upon each of us, as individuals, to take greater responsibility for how we live and act with the virus.
Robert Ariel, Elise Rice, Joshua VanArsdal (Association for Psychological Science)
Scientific research has largely moved from the lab to an online-only event. Hear from a panel of psychological scientists about general methods to conduct research online, how to use data that is already available online to answer research questions, and how conducting online research may impact applications for funding and IRBs.
The impact of Covid-19 on media – rise of infodemics?
Natalia Antelava, Sami Ben Gharbia, Peter Pomerantsev, Moderator: Bernard Guetta (European Endowment)
In recent years, disinformation and misinformation have become the dark realities of our increasingly connected and technologically advanced world. During the Covid-19, disinformation reached new heights with an avalanche of false information, distorted facts and crude conspiracy theories about the virus. Today, we increasingly talk of an ‘infodemic’, a term first coined in 2003 during the SARS outbreak to describe the story of both the viral and the information epidemics. Malign disinformation campaigns emanating in particular from Russia, Iran and China have attempted to blame the West for the coronavirus outbreak in recent months and have accused it of being unable to tackle the crisis. Their narratives look increasingly similar, with disinformation stories attempting to instrumentalise the health crisis and undermine public trust in democratic countries. Thid media expert panel will take stock of the post-Corona media landscape, analyse the impact of Covid-19 infodemics on democracy and try to establish how to combat this phenomenon.