Season 2: COVID-19 Research Briefs

The coronavirus pandemic is catalyzing a collaborative zeitgeist among the international research community that’s beyond anything we’ve ever seen. We want to support this effort by giving voice to projects currently underway, viewed through the lens of unprecedented global openness. We’ll tap into both local and international partnerships of passionate researchers to present you with inside stories of open-source science.

Season 2: COVID-19 Research Briefs

Season 2 Episodes

Episode 03: Global Effects of Health Messaging on Perceptions, Anxieties & Behaviors

July 8, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 03 / 00:31:52

Aiming to better understand the efficacy of public health messaging in a pandemic, a team of Penn State researchers designed and deployed an unusually open-ended survey that has been translated into 23 languages and reached more than 73 countries. This episode recorded via Zoom on May 20, 2020.

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Episode 02: Open-Source PPE Manufacturing and Sterilization

June 24, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 02 / 00:41:35

In this episode, recorded via Zoom on May 11, 2020, we talked to Penn State personnel about their involvement with the Manufacturing and Sterilization for COVID-19 Project, or MASC. We discussed how University staff and researchers used their resources and expertise to produce and extend the effective life of personal protection equipment needed by medical providers during the pandemic.

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Episode 01: Research, Policy, and Democracy in the Age of COVID-19

May 22, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 01 / 00:48:43

For this special collaborative episode recorded via Zoom on May 6, 2020, we partnered with the Democracy Works podcast to explore the dynamic and sometimes tense relationship between peer-reviewed scientific research and public policy decision-making and discuss how these tensions have been brought to the forefront by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Season 2 Intro: Inside Stories of Open-Source Science

May 15, 2020 / Season 02 / Intro / 00:08:38

In this brief “special announcement” episode, Symbiotic Podcast host Cole Hons lays out the new direction and format for Season 2, a series of COVID-19 Research Briefs that explore radically open and transparent efforts currently underway worldwide to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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