Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

The Society seeks to increase awareness of and respect for intellectual inquiry in Queensland. It encourages original scholarly research and the application of scientific knowledge and evidence-based method to policy-making and decision-making. The Society provides a forum for scientists and lay people to involve themselves in the progress of science in society, with ‘science’ defined broadly.

The Society is not politically aligned. It does not campaign on social or environmental issues and is not involved in the republican movement. It networks between disciplinary specialists, government and the community; holds seminars crossing disciplinary and sectoral silos; and publishes the annual Proceedings.

The importance of upholding the standards of evidence-led enquiry has arguably never been more vital, as modern communications allow all manner of opinion to be shared widely around the world and the reputation of honest science is under pressure from ideologues.

Scope

The Society takes an interest in all disciplines that adhere to scientific method, including biomedicine and social sciences such as sociology. Philosophy, policy and education related to knowledge-based inquiry are also within scope. (However, the scope of the annual Proceedings is more limited, to the natural sciences, given the availability nowadays of a wide range of alternative specialist journals).

The Society hosts the Queensland Science Network , a collaboration between knowledge-based scientific societies.

Research Fund

The Society hosts the tax-deductible Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund, established to make grants for small-scale projects by scientists and naturalists.

With the energising of the Research Fund on 5 June 2018, the Society is able to offer a comprehensive range of support services for Queensland science, from funding original curiosity-led investigation, to conferences and deliberative seminars, to mentoring with experienced scientists and networking across disciplines through to publication in a venerable peer-reviewed outlet.

Logo

The logo, designed by artist Frances Blines, includes an image of a strand of double helix forming a Q and surrounding the Cooktown Orchid complemented with an image of a terrestrial/aquatic littoral or riparian zone.

 

Forthcoming Events
Dec
13
Fri
5:00 pm BOOK LAUNCH “Paltry Paradise: A ... @ North Stradbroke Island Museum
BOOK LAUNCH “Paltry Paradise: A ... @ North Stradbroke Island Museum
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
BOOK LAUNCH "Paltry Paradise: A history of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum" @ North Stradbroke Island Museum
For 80 years the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum was home to the indigent of Queensland. The Asylum kept the poor out of sight on an island off Brisbane. It provided welfare on the cheap and relied[...]
Mar
25
Wed
all-day World Science Festival – Brisban...
World Science Festival – Brisban...
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
The World Science Festival is again coming to Brisbane in March 2020. Street Science is very popular component of the World Science Festival and is visited by over 95,000 people. In 2019 the Royal Society[...]
Apr
3
Fri
all-day 15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
The 15th National Australian Shell Show will be held in Brisbane Australia on 3th-5th April 2020. Further information and Registration Packs are available at https://www.seqshells.com/nationalshellshow2020
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