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NTNU Responsible Research and Innovation

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Research activity

ON TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ORGANISATION OF RESEARCH

Event announcement

ON TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ORGANISATION OF RESEARCH

– Building collaborations in the biosciences

Distinguished lecture by Dr. Niki Vermeulen, University of Edinburgh

The 21st century is often seen as the ‘Age of Biology’. The life sciences are becoming so-called ‘big science’, with science policy and funding concentrating on large-scale research programmes or the setting-up of new research centres. These transformations in the organisation of research are affecting the ways in which scientists are working, as well as the management of research. In this talk, Niki Vermeulen will challenge and discuss some of the important aspects of these changes, concentrating on the building of new interdisciplinary research institutes. Drawing on past and current research on the institutionalisation of science, including work on Systems Biology Centres and the new Francis Crick Institute in London, she will address the lifespan of these new organisations, including stories of birth and decline. How can we think about continuity and change in both individual careers and organisational life courses, how can different disciplinary cultures be merged, and how can we meaningfully evaluate these new type of centres?

Time and place

May 29, 2017
14-15:30 o'clock
H1, Main Building, NTNU