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…
“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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.