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ResourcesResearch IntegrityCoronavirus is a Wakeup Call for Academic Conferences. Here’s Why – Scholarly Kitchen (Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper | March 2020)

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Coronavirus is a Wakeup Call for Academic Conferences. Here’s Why – Scholarly Kitchen (Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper | March 2020)

Published/Released on March 25, 2020 | Posted by Admin on April 6, 2020 / , , , ,
 


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Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper, respectively Co-Founder/Managing Director and Head of Communications at Morressier, the platform for early-stage research. (Full disclosure: use of this platform is mentioned in the post below)

The current international health crisis surrounding coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe and is now also having a major impact on the scholarly ecosystem. Academic conferences are being hardest hit as event after event is cancelled to reduce the risk of the virus spreading further.

Academic and clinical conferences are amongst the matters that may be irrevocably changed by the impact of COVID-19.  This Scholarly Kitchen piece discusses the change.

These cancelations are resulting in turmoil for many would-be attendees who have often spent months preparing for events and not only lose out on time and money, but also on the opportunity to discover and share valuable early-stage research. This can be particularly devastating for early-career researchers who are more reliant on the exposure and networking opportunities that conferences offer to get ahead in their careers.
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Cancelled meetings also have a detrimental impact on scientific progress as a whole. Conferences are often the first place for the latest findings to be shared with the community, and without them we also lose vital early-stage research, discussion opportunities, and professional connections — all of which could lead to the next breakthrough or valuable new collaboration opportunity.
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