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Access 2 Perspectives provides novel insights into the communication and management of Science. Our goal is to equip young researchers with the skills and enthusiasm they need to pursue a successful and joyful career. We work in an international environment offering trainings in English, German, French, Swedish and Portuguese.

Science 2.0 – The Academic Internet

Digital tools offer a variety of opportunities for maximising research communications. These can be utilised to reach a wider audi...

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Reading & Writing

If you are looking for courses and input on Reading and Writing you can choose from the following topics: >> Scientific Writ...

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Career Development

How do you write a CV or resume that will land you the desired job at the next step in your career? What is required for a positio...

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Research Integrity

Fabrication, falsification and plagiarism are the usual suspects of scientific misconduct.   Digital Services Retraction Watc...

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Open Science

To ensure scientific processes and results being transparent and accessible is the core idea behind ‘Open Science’. Th...

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Project Management

  Selected Digital Tools Open Science Framework – A scholarly commons to connect the entire research cycle labfolder is an...

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interdisciplinary and cross-cultural

BRIDGING KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE

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Research in Africa

We strengthen academic institutions and research on the African continent.

Highlighting African scientists’ profiles and achievements
Highlighting African scientists’ profiles and achievements

We encourage and advise African scientists to build an online presence for their academic achievements.

Supporting global scientific networking
Supporting global scientific networking

We assist African and European scientists in finding collaboration partners.

Collaboration with likeminded organisations
Collaboration with likeminded organisations

With our partners we offer support and consultation on various aspects such as institutional optimisation, career building, equipment donations and global exchange of knowledge and resources.

Latest Insights into Perspectives

Your perspective is the way you see something - your point of view to a certain aspect in science, business or your personal life. Access 2 Perspectives assists you in gaining insight to other people's point of view, to broaden your horizon and to gain knowledge and understanding. Opening up towards other people's perspective gives you a broader image of the aspect and a given situation. Mutual understanding is a prerequisite towards creating mutual benefit.

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A Capella Sience

Tim Blais is the creative everything at A Capella Science and has a Master’s degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In the Scientific American blog Joanne Manaster suggested his project “may be the single most comprehensively nerdy endeavour ever conceived.” In a McGill Daily interview…

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How to make your research Open Access - infographic
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How to make your research Open Access

The infographic shows how to achieve 100% Open Access for free and legally; available on figshare.

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Good Manufacturing Practice

For a 2-day course on Good Manufacturing Practice earlier this week, I prepared the following presentation. The lecture started with a recap of Good Scientific Practice, followed by Good Laboratory Practice as prerequisites for reliable and transparent manufacturing in pharmaceutical, medicinal, food and agricultural industries. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 2day course from…

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TCC Africa training experience BHEARD
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TCC Africa training experience

Our institutional partner TCC Africa offers trainings in Science Communication across the African continent, course topics ranging from proposal writing to resource mobilisation, data analysis and communicating to non-scientists. Two participants from a recent BHEARD training share their lessons learned:   Mukamurezi Godelieve is a graduate student at Nairobi University with a…

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Moving forward: Research in Africa

In a recent SciDevNet article, Ochieng’ Ogodo reported on the discussion outcomes from this year’s Regional Conference on Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) aimed to offer suggestions for addressing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (Education). The meeting was hosted in Lagos in July 2017 by the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) in collaboration with the…

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Brain research in Kenya

This podcast was originally published at PhD Career Stories. Professor Alfred Orina Isaac is a Pharmaceutical Scientist at Kenya Technical University with a specific interest in Neuroscience. His research is focused on neurotoxicology and neuroprotection mechanisms in the brain. Currently, he is studying the neurotoxicity of Khat in a mouse model and…

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TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum: Building a Better World

  In April this year, the following 10 changemakers gathered at Ruhr University for TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum:   (1) Ganesh Muren presenting his social enterprise Saora Insustries, which delivers a solution for sustainable, affordable and environment-friendly drinking water. (2) Jakob Schoen had a vision of a volunteer maritime salvage back in 2015, when he heard about…

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Ocean Acidification Africa

Scientists around the world showed their support to the OA-Africa network and joined the ocean acidification day on June 8, 2017. Ocean acidification is now identified as major threat to marine ecosystems and is one of the SDGs target: “14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced…

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Why I marched for science – a transatlantic perspective

Originally published in naturejobs. The March for Science turned a spotlight on the importance of research. But it won’t have a lasting effect unless we improve science communication, says Judith Reichel. On Saturday, April 22nd, myself and an estimated 11,000 other science supporters marched in Berlin. The event was part…

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