Documents of the Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences

Ethical Protocols and Standards for Research in Social Sciences Today (published in September 2015)

The report of a stakeholders workshop organised on 11 June 2015 by the Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences, addresses the need to discuss ethics in research beyond the traditional biomedical approach, and focuses on the need for better standards across social sciences disciplines in engaging with ethical issues in research. Several recommendations are given for fundamental ethics guidelines in line with the Declaration of Helsinki, but specifically tailored to social sciences research… read more

Opinion Paper on the Need for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output (July 2015)

This publication by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences addresses two audiences: scientists, especially those who have been traditionally more resistant to the OA approach, and policy makers. In it, the Scientific Committee for Social Sciences proposes a ‘Diamond Engagement’ concept with the three key principles: partnership; standardisation and interoperability; and enabling structures… read more

Opinion Paper on Humanities and Social Sciences in Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges: Implementation and Monitoring (November 2013)

This Opinion Paper has been produced by Science Europe Scientific Committees for the Humanities and the Social Sciences to outline the main prerequisites for the successful integration of Social Sciences and Humanities throughout Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenges and across the entire research ‘ecology’. Overall, these elements should ensure a coherent interplay between the high-level objectives of Horizon 2020, the programme design, its implementation and evaluation… read more

News

(07/09/17) New Symposium Report on impact and the societal value of science... read more

(07/09/17) International coalition joins together to halt potentially harmful copyright reform... read more

(04/09/2017) New Workshop Report on cross-border collaboration and portfolio management of Research Infrastructures...read more

(11/07/17) Let's talk about the value of research, not just its impact... read more

(03/07/17) Key principles to shape the future Framework Programme... read more

Documents

Discover the new Position Statement on a New Vision for More Meaningful Research Impact Assessment... read more

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