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How will the population accept COVID-19 tracing apps?

Coronavirus tracing applications for the detection of infection chains are currently being developed and made available across the world. Such contact-tracing apps are a central component of national strategies for relaxing restrictions. However, for these apps to be successful, they must be widely accepted and actively used by a large proportion of the population. An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has investigated how decision-makers can use app designs to achieve mass acceptance. The results of the study have been published in the European Journal of Information Systems. more…


Changes in farming urgent to rescue biodiversity

Humans depend on farming for their very survival but this activity takes up more than one third of the world’s landmass and endangers 62% of all threatened species globally. However, agricultural landscapes can support, rather than damage, biodiversity, but only through a global transition to agroecological production. An international team of over 360 scientists from 42 countries, led by the University of Göttingen and Westlake University in China, argue that agroecological principles should be integrated in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which aims to reduce threats to biodiversity and will be decided at the 15th Convention of the Parties (COP15) meeting in China. Their Correspondence article was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. more…


A chemical tailor-made suit for Alzheimer’s drugs

Mit über 1,2 Millionen Betroffenen allein in Deutschland und weltweit über 50 Millionen Erkrankten stellt die Alzheimer-Krankheit, auch „Alzheimer Demenz“ genannt, eine der größten medizinischen und gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit dar. Trotz intensiver Forschung gilt die Alzheimer-Krankheit bis heute als unheilbar. Forscherinnen und Forscher der Universität Göttingen sowie vom Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie Leipzig-Halle haben einen vielversprechenden Ansatz beschrieben, die Alzheimer-Krankheit zu behandeln. more…


Land reform in Colombia following 2016 Peace Accord

Colombian legal scientist Dr Natalia Ruíz Morato has started her research as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Agricultural Law at the University of Göttingen. Her current research focuses on aspects of rural reform in Colombia following the 2016 Peace Accord. more…


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Fair management and publication of research data

The Göttingen eResearch Alliance has launched the online portal Göttingen Research Online (GRO). The portal offers digital services to researchers, early career scientists and scholars across the Göttingen Campus to support a variety of research activities. These services are now available: GRO.data, a place to store digital research data; and GRO.publications, a system for managing publication data. GRO.data provides ways to store, edit and publish research-related data. GRO.publications centrally and carefully curates publications from researchers and makes publication data available and usable. more…

Mystery of solar cycle illuminated

A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the University of Göttingen and New York University Abu Dhabi has succeeded in drawing the most comprehensive picture of the plasma flows in nort-south-direction to date. The researchers have found a remarkably simple flow geometry: the plasma describes a single turnover in each solar hemisphere, which lasts for about 22 years. more…

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