EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

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Saturday, May 26 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Euros for docs and follow the grant: Making funding transparent in science and medicine

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Scientists and medical doctors are often sponsored by industry, in some cases leading to bias. This sponsoring is hardly transparent for journalists and citizens alike. Here we present and discuss two approaches to address that problem.

Pharmaceutical companies are regularly sponsoring medical doctors, and thereby potentially influencing their decisions. As part of a self-regulatory initiative, the European pharmaceutical companies are now publishing the donations they have given medical doctors. These publications are voluntary and incomplete. Still, by mining them, important insights into the influencing of doctors by pharmaceutical industry can be gained.

Another approach uses scientific papers as data source. In many journals, scientists are required to state any industry funding they have received. "Follow the grant" is an ongoing project to build a database of these statements of conflicts of interest and funding. Its aim is to help journalists, experts and citizens to systematically look for who is sponsoring research.

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Hristio Boytchev

Science and health reporter, Berlin
Hristio Boytchev ist Wissenschafts- und Medizinjournalist mit Fokus auf datengetriebene und investigative Recherchen. Für seine journalistische Arbeit wurde er etwa 2012 mit dem Arthur-F.-Burns-Fellowship und 2021 mit dem Hofschneider Recherchepreis und als „European Science J... Read More →
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Stefan Wehrmeyer

FragDenStaat.de / OKFN De
Stefan is an investigative technologist and works for the German FOI platform FragDenStaat.de. He also tries to keep the farmsubsidy.org scrapers and website running.
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Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST

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