You have full text access to this Open Access content

Global Challenges

Cover image for Vol. 1 Issue 2

Editors-in-Chief: Jörn Ritterbusch, Kirsten Severing, Editors: Prisca Henheik, Anna Troeger, Till von Graberg

Online ISSN: 2056-6646

Recently Published Issues

See all

Call for Papers

Optimizing the Institutional Design of Scientific Advisory Committees for Quality, Salience, and Legitimacy

The University of Ottawa Global Strategy Lab has initiated a project that examines the relationship between the possible institutional designs of SACs and their effectiveness. Our overarching research question is what design features make SACs more effective in producing quality, relevant and legitimate advice?
Our project will identify and assess the determinants of the effectiveness of SACs and, on this basis, develop a framework and decision-support tool to inform future design and reforms of such bodies. The overall goal is to ensure a robust ecosystem of scientific advice to help maximize the chances of high-quality scientific research informs the decisions of governments, organized interests and the general public.
As part of this project we are looking for papers that identify and assess the key determinants of the effectiveness of SACs, with emphasis on institutional, contextual and proximate determinants.
For more information, please click here: Call for Papers: Optimizing the Institutional Design of Scientific Advisory Committees for Quality, Salience, and Legitimacy

Recently Published Articles

  1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
    Coiled Plant Tendril Bioinspired Fabrication of Helical Porous Microfibers for Crude Oil Cleanup

    Yueyue Zhao, Xiaran Miao, Jinyou Lin, Xiuhong Li, Fenggang Bian, Jie Wang, Xiangzhi Zhang and Baohua Yue

    Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600021

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Fabrication of the helical fibers with sheath/core structure comprising 3D interconnected porous polystyrene (PS) and ductile polyvinylidene fluoride is inspired by coiled plant tendril. The key innovation point applied in this study is to produce a helical porous system based on sheath/core structure that can come into being a huge storage space in the sorption process for crude oil.

  2. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
    Agriculture, Food Systems, and Nutrition: Meeting the Challenge

    Stuart Gillespie and Mara van den Bold

    Version of Record online: 3 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600002

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    A mother tends to her village garden in Burkina Faso.[53]

    This review addresses the global challenge presented by agriculture–nutrition disconnects that prevail in many countries. The authors comprehensively review the theory and evidence related to agriculture and food systems and their relationship to, and impact on, nutrition outcomes, not only in relation to undernutrition but also regarding increasing problems of overweight and obesity. The paper applies a framework to characterize enabling (or disabling) environments for nutrition and to structure a set of key recommendations on how to, practically and more effectively, leverage agriculture and food systems for nutrition.

  3. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
    Bioinspired, Mechano-Regulated Interfaces for Rationally Designed, Dynamically Controlled Collection of Oil Spills from Water

    Yaoyao Li, Deyong Zhu, Stephan Handschuh-Wang, Guanghui Lv, Jiahui Wang, Tianzhen Li, Cancheng Chen, Chuanxin He, Junmin Zhang, Yizhen Liu, Bo Yang and Xuechang Zhou

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600014

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Mechano-regulated interfaces (MRIs) with 3D-interconnected, microporous sponges of ultrasoft elastomers are utilized as smart interfaces for rationally designed and dynamically controlled permeation by mechanically deformation, such as stretching or compressing. On the basis of MRI, an oil skimmer is developed for selective collection of oil spills from water.

  4. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
    The Effects of Lead Species and Growth Time on Accumulation of Lead in Chinese Cabbage

    Megan Corley and Samuel Mutiti

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600020

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Heavy metal contamination of food is a global concern. Due to the local reliance on food produced in contaminated areas, it is imperative to know the contamination levels and quantities that can be consumed before these foods become detrimental to human health. This study focuses on accumulation of lead in Chinese cabbage and calculates the weekly dietary intake limits of consumption.

  5. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
    Unlocking Nanocarriers for the Programmed Release of Antimalarial Drugs

    Amir Reza Bagheri, Seema Agarwal, Jacob Golenser and Andreas Greiner

    Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600011

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    A programmable release system with wide range of release profiles of the antimalarial artemisone (ART) from fibrous nanocarriers (NFN) is presented. This is achieved following a new paradigm of using ART-loaded NFN in infusion system of hydrophobic drug eluting nanocarriers, adapted to clinical applications. Very importantly, under these conditions ART did not degrade as it was observed in solution.

SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION