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Teaching values, and conflicting values in academia (in Dutch)

When: November 11th, 2016. Symposium: 13.00-15.00, oration: 15.45
Where: Aula, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Symposium ‘Het onderwijzen van waarden’ + oratie Gjalt de Graaf ‘Conflicterende waarden in academia’ (both in Dutch)
‘Welke aandacht zou er in het academisch onderwijs moeten zijn voor morele en maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid van de student en de latere professional? De universiteit is de aangewezen plek om onszelf af te vragen in welke toekomstige wereld we willen leven en welke bijdrage universitair geschoolden daaraan kunnen leveren. De meeste onderwijsdiscussies gaan echter over didactiek, weinig over waarden.’ meer…

Vacancy: PhD student ‘The epistemic responsibilities of the University, the role of RI’

“The PhD study on Research Integrity is part of the research project “The Epistemic Responsibilities of the University” (funded by the Templeton World Charity Organization and co-funded by the four Amsterdam academic institutions). The aim of the project is to analyze, ground and understand the determinants of research integrity and designing effective ways to foster responsible conduct of research by performing surveys, focus group interviews and interventions.” Application deadline: October 14th, 2016
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Call Replication studies (NWO)

The earlier announced call for proposals for Replication studies is now opened. Read the program details here (also in Dutch).
Deadline for proposals: January 12th, 2017, 14.00 CET.

Potential ghostwriting company? (PlagiarismWatch.org)

A remarkable post by PlagiarismWatch (on September 20th, 2016) is about a potential ghostwriting company and a predatory journal publishing these papers, targeting Chinese authors. Especially the figures in the papers show outstanding similarities, and are submitted and published in the same year (sometimes even the same month!) and therefore couldn’t plagiarise each other. Yet, what is the change that different research groups find such similar results at the same time?

SpotOn Conference: What might peer review look like in 2030?

When: November 5th, 2016
Where: University College London

This interactive meeting aims to collaborate on practical, feasible solutions to improve peer review, to brainstorm new ideas and to discuss how peer review can be promoted and taught. Registration is free.

Health(y) Science: increasing value, reducing waste (FederaDay)

When: November 11th, 2016
Where: Auditorium, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen

Federa (Foundation Federation of Dutch Medical Scientific Societies) organises an annual one-day conference with contributions from national and international experts, and the Federa award. The topic of this year’s FederaDay is “Health(y) science: increasing value, reducing waste – New insights and challenges”. Find the program and a link to registration on the Federa website.

Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity

The proceedings of the fourth World Conference on Research Integrity have been published in Research Integrity and Peer Review (BMC).
Read more about the 4th WCRI

The 2nd Printeger newsletter is out!

The first results of the Printeger project (Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research) are shared in the second newsletter of Printeger. In that newsletter you’ll find an interesting interview with Maura Hiney who is chairing the committee thats is revising the European Code of Conduct. The newsletters are listed in the right bar on the Printeger website.

Call Fostering Responsible Research Practices (Bevorderen verantwoorde onderzoekspraktijken)

ZonMw calls for research proposals (pillar 1) and life cycle projects (pillar 3). At the moment, the information on the ZonMw website is in Dutch, but the program outline, describing the pillars, is available in English. When all information becomes available in English, we will publish the links here as well.
Deadline for applications: September 13th, 2016, 14:00h.

Masterclass John PA Ioannidis

Excellent young researchers who study the credibility and clinical relevance of biomedical research, are invited to apply for the masterclass by John Ioannidis, on November 18th. Deadline for application is September 15th. Places are limited, a committee will select the participants and notify all applicants by October 6th. Young researchers are PhD-students in the final stage of their PhD-studies and researchers ups to four years after obtaining their PhD. Several participants can present their own research related to reducing waste in research. That could be methodological topics, factors related to publication pressure, consequences of metrics, etc.

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