Behind the Science is a documentary film on the aspects, steps and goals of creating and maintaining a large international research consortium. The idea is to show that being accountable, having a good management, training young scientists to communicate, and communicating to the public are important aspects of everyday life of a scientist. Behind the Science would like to make visible how tightly connected science and management are, and how important it is that scientists pay attention to management, administration and communication in order to increase the impact of science in our society.
This transformation of the scientist into a scientist-manager is an opportunity to develop further resources that can increase citizens’ participation in science.
Behind the Science began with an intuition of Elena Cattaneo. She had already involved Luca Citron in his first documentary film, “Salamander - Cells of Hope”, the real life of her research laboratory.