What are clinical trials? How do they work? What are the involved factors and actors? Promoting scientific curiosity among young people and lecturers with innovative formats and stressing the mportance of clinical research for the advances of medicine are the main objectives of Reimagina la Ciència: assajos clínics, recerca i desenvolupament de medicaments (Reimagine science: clinical trials, research and drug development), an initiative by Novartis, the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) and Big Van Ciència.
This educational project will be carried out using new educational technologies, innovative materials and digital platforms, and it is aimed at high school students from all Catalonia. The first edition, which started on September 28, will end on January 2021.
Reimagine Science invites participants to capture scientific content through the theatrical genre of humorous monologues. By using scenic arts, young students have a dynamic language and an attractive format to explain the concepts they learn in the project in a creative way. The process is therefore fun and pedagogical for the students, who can take part in proposals of monologues, songs, animated videos, theatrical sketches and flash-movies.
As part of the initiative, the Barcelona Science Park will hold –as long as the health situation fits–, the science monologue show by Big Van Ciència, which will screen a selection of the top videos presented by the participating students in the program. Also, the students can take part in a guided tour around the facilities of this leading entity in health sciences.