REIsearch – Research Excellence Innovation Network – Advisory Board Meeting

Overview of REIsearch

Following the presentation of the concept of REIsearch during the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation on The Role of the Media in Responsible Research and Innovation held at Trinity College Dublin in February 2013, the European Parliament proposed that REIsearch be developed as a Pilot Project for 2014.

REIsearch aims to accelerate the full use of Europe’s intellectual capital to the benefit of citizens, entrepreneurs and scientists through new media tools.

REIsearch is an e-infrastructure that has been developed to support science communicators and the interaction between science and society. Based on innovative ICT technologies it aims to provide a coherent and trusted tool for strengthening the relationship between science and society.

Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy presented the overview of REIsearch and responded to any questions that Board members might had.

 Role and Composition of Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of REIsearch – Research Excellence Innovation Network, serves to advise and influence the future development of the project and platform.

Based on previous discussions with the members, Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy delineates the role and working of the Board as well as discusses the current and future composition of the Board with the members.

 Confirmation of Main Objectives

Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy presented and discussed the main objectives for the first six months of operative activity with the Board members as developed together with the European Parliament and Commission.


List of Participants (in alphabetical order)

  • Cissi Askwall, Secretary General of Vetenskap & Allmänhet (VA);
  • Morten Busch, CEO, Science Media Makers;
  • Donatella Castelli, Technical Director of the OpenAIRE and a Senior Researcher at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione “A. Faedo” of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTI);
  • Anna Maria Fleetwood – Head of External Relations at the Swedish Research Council;
  • Alexander Gerber – Professor for International Science Communication at Rhine Waal University and Director of the German Research Centre for Science and Innovation Communication (INNOKOMM);
  • François Heinderyckx – Professor of the Free University of Brussels and the President of the International Communication Association;
  • Natalia Manola – University of Athens, project manager of OpenAIRE/Open AIRE plus
  • Wilfried Rütten – Director of the European Journalism Centre;
  • Christiaan Sterken – Council member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE);
  • Markus Weisskopf – Managing Director of Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH;
  • Erika Widegren – Executive Director of Atomium.
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