Can science include us all? How can the role of society in scientific practice and constructive dialogue be enhanced? How important is equality in science? Is open data a blessing or a threat? How can we immunize citizens to fake news? Does citizen peer reviewing of scientific articles really help?

Five experts from various backgrounds come together to discuss if and why society needs a voice in science. The panel will touch upon the reciprocal interaction of science and society and will explore the valuable and necessary input from the scientific world towards society but also the way society can play an active role in science policies, research and innovation. Open science, patents, fake news, infobesity, equality, trust in science will be a few of the key points discussed by accredited individuals in the sectors of academia, private companies and key societal institutions.

This event was part of Berlin Science 2021 and organised by the Bayer Foundation and SciCo.