#NASinterface day two: Where to invest?

Sustainable Infrastructures for Life Science Communication: A Workshop Part 2: The funding perspective. January 10, 2014; 8:30am – 3:00pm

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  1. What institutional barriers are keeping life scientists from communicating to the public about their work?

    While issues in the life sciences find increasing relevance in public dialogue — environmental change, health and medicine, food security, among others — there appears to be little in the way of institutional or societal commitment and infrastructure to support the communications activities of life scientists. At the same time, some organizations are exploring new or alternate models for supporting life scientists as they interact with various publics.

    The National Academies invites you to join leaders from the life sciences community and from research organizations to explore the current landscape of public communication of the life sciences.  The workshop will address the many challenges life science professionals face, including intellectual property issues in industry, policy restrictions in government, and incentives and adequate support structures at the university level, as well as new opportunities and models of communications.

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