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Talking Points: A Series of Interviews

Conversations about challenges and opportunities for science and scientists
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To mark its tenth anniversary eLife interviewed a series of researchers and other figures involved in science around the world. The resulting interviews cover a range of topics including racism in science, global health, publishing, how to predict future trends in science, and a variety of other topics.


  1. Headshot of April Clyburne-Sherin

    Talking Points: April Clyburne-Sherin on reproducibility

    The co-founder of Reproducibility for Everyone shares the insights she has gathered through years of helping academics change the way they do and share their research.
  2. Talking Points: Angeline Dukes on racism in science

    All members of the scientific community – from publishers to faculty – must work together to make academia more equitable, diverse and inclusive.
  3. A photograph of Deepti Gurdasani outside, with trees behind her.

    Talking Points: Deepti Gurdasani on COVID-19

    With COVID-19 still affecting the scientific community and society at large, further actions are needed to tackle this and future pandemics.
  4. Photograph of Catherine Kyobutungi smiling at the camera, wearing a suit.

    Talking Points: Catherine Kyobutungi on global health

    To decolonialise global health, research projects need to involve scientists from the Global South from day one.
  5. Jess Wade smiling and winking at the camera, making the peace sign with her left hand.

    Talking Points: Jess Wade on gender bias in science

    Tackling gender inequalities in science needs to start in school.
  6. A photograph of Rosanna Alegado in her lab. Image credit: Elyse Butler

    Talking Points: Rosanna Alegado on scientists and Indigenous communities

    Developing strong relationships between scientists and Indigenous communities is essential to promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples and improving science.
  7. A photograph of Bianca Kramer outside, with mountains in the background.

    Talking Points: Bianca Kramer on publishing

    A former university librarian looks back at how scientific publishing has changed over the course of her career and shares her hopes for the future.
  8. A photograph of Bonnie Wintle in the mountains. Image credit: Ben Saunders

    Talking Points: Bonnie Wintle on predicting future trends in science

    The science of predicting future events is changing quickly with humans experts at the forefront.
  9. Talking Points: Luisa Massarani on communicating science in South America

    A Brazilian expert reflects on the challenges faced by those who conduct and share science in her region.


  1. Helga Groll
    Associate Features Editor
  2. Elsa Loissel
    Associate Features Editor
  3. Julia Deathridge
    Associate Features Editor