The Lindau Guidelines, first suggested by Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, aim to get wide-spread support for a new approach to global, sustainable, cooperative open science.
Until their publication the guidelines are open for debate, changes and amendments.
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While formulated with basic research as their primary focus, the principles and goals can apply to all types of science. The Lindau Guidelines draw upon, refer to and support various already existing initiatives. They are a call to widely support new ways in science. The Lindau Guidelines currently consist of 10 goals, which are supported by its signatories.
There have already been two socio-political appeals in the longstanding history of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, each presented on Mainau Island, the traditional venue of the last meeting day. The Mainau Declaration 1955 was an appeal against the use of nuclear weapons. During the 65th Lindau Meeting 2015, 36 Nobel Laureates initially signed the Mainau Declaration on Climate Change as an urgent warning of the consequences of global warming.