India Alliance joins the global campaign to promote international collaborations: Together Science Can


03 Oct 2017

India Alliance joins the global campaign to promote international collaborations: Together Science Can

 

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance joins the global campaign “Together Science Can” to promote and celebrate international collaboration in science. Launched on 28 September, Together Science Can encourages researchers around the world to join together to protect the future of vital collaboration. 

Collaboration across borders makes science work better and faster. Solving complex problems such as epidemics, the growing burden of dementia, and climate change relies on the best ideas, wherever they come from. But world events threaten the environments within which collaboration thrives, creating an uncertain future for researchers.

Together Science Can unites researchers and institutes from across the world and the full spectrum of sciences to mobilise political and social support for global scientific collaboration. It’s a partnership between Wellcome Trust (UK), Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, Royal Society, Helmholtz Association, Max Planck Society, “la Caixa” Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Wallenberg Foundations, J&J Innovation, Global Health Technologies Coalition and African Academy of Sciences/Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa.

The campaign calls on researchers to come together with colleagues in their labs or across their organisations and join hands in a gesture that signifies partnership. Dedicated Together Science CanInstagram and Twitter pages will celebrate and champion these partnerships, showcasing the stories that are helping to tackle major global challenges.

Researchers and supporters are also encouraged to sign up via the campaign website (togethersciencecan.org), creating a network that can speak up for science during key global events.

"India Alliance has joined this campaign because we believe that science is collaborative, participatory and makes most sense when it solves real problems for real people. We have also joined this to give leadership opportunities to our researchers. Only enlightened leadership will take forward science, and through it, development both locally and globally." Dr Shahid Jameel, CEO, Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.

Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome, said: “Together science can tackle some of the biggest global challenges of our time. But creating barriers betrays the foundations of science, which should be about the exchange of ideas across borders, and we must speak up to prevent this. We can do so much more when we work together, and that includes influencing the decisions that affect scientific progress.

To find out more about Together Science Can visit the website: https://togethersciencecan.org/

Together Science Can can be found on social media using #TogetherScienceCan, or on:

If you have ideas, issues and/or stories that you would like to highlight through this campaign, please get in touch with us at public.engagement@wellcomedbt.org