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NRIN Happy Hour


The NRIN Happy Hour offers free monthly webinars on topics related to Research Integrity, Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research. The webinars aim to offer a space for the mutual exchange of learning and promote informal discussions on issues related to good scientific practices. The webinars are open to anyone interested in these topics!

The webinars are open to the Dutch and international scientific community!

The recordings are made available after each webinar.

 

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Key Information

  • When?

    Second Thursday of the month, 16:00 CET/CEST (1 hour)

  • Where?

    Online (Zoom)

  • Topics

    Various on Research Integrity / Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research

  • Lecturers

    Experts in the field of good scientific practices

  • Audience

    Students (including bachelor and master students), early career researchers (including PhD students and junior researchers), senior career researchers and academics, policy makers and anyone with an interest in the topics presented. Both in the Netherlands and internationally

  • Language

    English

  • Price

    Free

  • Registration

    Required through Zoom. Click on the registration link to register for each webinar!

Programme

Date & TimeSpeakerTopicZoom
Dr Flávio Azevedo (Groningen University)
Integrating Open and Reproducible Research Practices into Academic Culture one educational resource at a time

8th February 2024, 16:00 CET

Recording
Andrea Kis (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Leaving academia: PhD attrition and unhealthy research environments

14th March 2024, 16:00 CET

Registration
Iris Lechner (VU), Cristian Mesquida (Eindhoven University of Technology), more tbc
Lessons learned: How to navigate the field of research integrity as a PhD – a panel discussion with PhD students

11th April 2024, 16:00 CEST

Registration
Dr Mohammad Hosseini (Northwestern University, USA)
Ethics of using AI in research

16th May 2024, 16:00 CEST

Registration
TBA
TBA

13th June 2024, 16:00 CEST

February 2024

Integrating Open and Reproducible Research Practices into Academic Culture one educational resource at a time

8th February 2024, 16:00 CET


Overview


Despite considerable progress towards the adoption of open scholarship practices in research, developing pedagogy to train students in open and reproducible scholarship has received far less attention. The Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT) project addresses the underappreciated pedagogical aspect of open and reproducible science and its associated challenges, including a need for curricular reform, an account of epistemological pluralism, the development of new methods of education, and questions around how open science practices relate to social justice and a principled academic education. In this webinar, Dr Flávio Azevedo will first introduce FORRT, its initiatives, and then discuss the importance of embedding open scholarship practices into higher education and the benefits this can bring to students and diverse academic stakeholders.


About the Speaker

Dr Flávio Azevedo

University of Groningen

Flávio Azevedo is a Brazilian Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. He is a pioneer in developing tools and practices in Open Science and advocates for a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible Open Science movement. He is a recognized international leader in the field and has received prestigious awards such as the UKRN Open Science Dorothy Bishop Prize, Hidden-REF, and JISC Champion. He was also a finalist for the Einstein Foundation Award on Research Quality. Flávio co-founded and directs FORRT—A Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (forrt.org) — an award-winning, interdisciplinary, and international community of over 1000 early-career scholars aiming to integrate open scholarship principles into higher education and to advance research transparency, reproducibility, rigour, and ethics through pedagogical reform and metascience.


Chair and Referee

Joeri Tijdink is a Principal Investigator at Amsterdam UMC and affiliated with VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His main research focusses on research integrity, reproducibility, mental well-being in academia and research culture. He is currently involved  in several research projects, including the TIER2 project which explores the future(s) of reproducibility. He is also the author of the book “The Happy Academic”; a book that provides guidance for early career researchers navigating academia’s torments (2023). Apart from his work as a researcher, he works as a clinical psychiatrist. Recently, his appointment as member of the Young Academy from the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in the Netherlands underscores his commitment in improving research quality and making academia a better place.

Dr Joeri Tijdink

Amsterdam University Medical Centers & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Chair


Lex Bouter is Professor Emeritus of Methodology and Integrity at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit. He is involved research and teaching on research integrity and open science topics. He was appointed as tenured Professor of Epidemiology in 1992 and served his university as its rector between 2006 and 2013. Professor Bouter has supervised 78 PhD students, of whom to date 17 were appointed as professor. He is the founding chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation.

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Professor Emeritus Lex Bouter

Amsterdam University Medical Centers & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Referee


March 2024

Leaving academia: PhD attrition and unhealthy research environments

14th March 2024, 16:00 CET


Overview


This study investigates PhD candidates’ (N = 391) career considerations connected to perceptions about their research environment in terms of the research climate, (un)ethical supervisory practices, and questionable research practices. We gathered quantitative self-report estimations of the perceptions of PhD candidates using an online survey tool and then conducted descriptive and within-subject correlation analysis of the results. While most PhD candidates experience fair evaluation processes, openness, integrity, trust, and freedom in their research climate, many report lack of time and support, insufficient supervision, and witness questionable research practices. Spearman correlations indicate that those who experience a less healthy research environment (unethical supervision, questionable practices, and barriers to responsible research), more often consider leaving academia and their current PhD position. In this webinar, Andrea Kis will present the results of her study and the recommendations shared with university stakeholders, and outline connected lines of research on social sustainability in academia.


About the Speaker

Andrea Kis

Eindhoven University of Technology

 Andrea Kis, a PhD candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology, is passionate about understanding the experiences of researchers. Her work explores connections between psychological and environmental factors within academia, with a special focus on the sustainability of science and academic careers.
Andrea obtained her Masters in Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen, after being trained as a Behavioral Analyst, Information Scientist, and Designer. Her interdisciplinary approach and commitment to (social) sustainability are reflected in her active contributions to a range of projects within organizations such as FORRT, the Low Carbon Initiative of TU/e, or SIPS as well as policy advocacy connected to her own research.


Chair and Referee

Jenny van der Steen, MSc, PhD, FGSA, is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor at Leiden University Medical Center and senior researcher at Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She studies how to improve care at the end of life, in particular for persons with dementia and their family. She has been awarded national and European prizes. She has a specific interest in research integrity, and aims at optimizing research design, employing rigorous quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, preferably in international comparative and with parallel methodological work.

Dr Jenny van der Steen

Leiden University Medical Center & Radboud University Medical Center

Chair


Tamarinde Haven is an Assistant Professor in Research Methodology for the Social Behavioural Sciences at Tilburg University. She has a background in psychology, philosophy and epidemiology. Her PhD focused on fostering a responsible research climate for integrity. Tamarinde’s research interests include research integrity, methodology, open science, and qualitative and mixed methods research.

Dr Tamarinde Haven

Tilburg University

Referee


April 2024

Lessons learned: How to navigate the field of research integrity as a PhD – a panel discussion with PhD students

11th April 2024, 16:00 CEST


Overview


What role do you have as PhD student working on research integrity, replication and open science in the field of research integrity? Does it come with extra challenges, or does it present more opportunities? What if you encounter research integrity issues in your work? And how do you successfully navigate a PhD in current academia? In this panel discussion PhD candidates Iris Lechner (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Cristian Mesquida Caldentey (Eindhoven University of Technology) and more to be confirmed will engage in a panel discussion reflecting on their experiences, and sharing their successes and lessons learned.


About the Speakers

Iris Lechner

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Iris Lechner is PhD candidate at the philosophy department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her PhD focuses on the question ‘what is a good university?’. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences she studied health sciences and bioethics. Recently, her interests have geared to social epistemology, philosophy of higher education, research integrity and the application of qualitative research methods in these fields.


Cristian Mesquida

Eindhoven University of Technology

Cristian Mesquida obtained a bachelor's degree in exercise and health science and a master's degree in exercise physiology. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Human-Technology Interaction Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His PhD focuses on the question “is exercise and health research replicable?”. Specifically, his PhD aims to assess the presence of the “troubling trio” –questionable research practices, publication bias and studies with underpowered designs– which are known to hinder the replicability of scientific literature. He is also interested in philosophy of science, computational reproducibility and research methods.


Chair and Referee

Jenny van der Steen, MSc, PhD, FGSA, is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor at Leiden University Medical Center and senior researcher at Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She studies how to improve care at the end of life, in particular for persons with dementia and their family. She has been awarded national and European prizes. She has a specific interest in research integrity, and aims at optimizing research design, employing rigorous quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, preferably in international comparative and with parallel methodological work.

Dr Jenny van der Steen

Leiden University Medical Center & Radboud University Medical Center

Chair


Lodewijk Pet is a physician and researcher in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). His projects are focused on the quality and integrity of biomedical sciences. Among other things, Lodewijk’s researches the perception of the Dutch Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity, whether new aspects should be included in it, and the content of reports from the National Board for Research Integrity (LOWI) concerning scientific integrity.

Lodewijk Pet

Leiden University Medical Center

Referee


May 2024

Ethics of using AI in research

16th May 2024, 16:00 CEST


Overview


The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in research offers many important benefits for science and society but also creates some novel and complex ethical issues. While the issues raised by AI use will not necessitate a radical change in the established ethical norms of science, they will require the scientific community to develop new guidance for the appropriate use of AI. In this webinar, Dr Mohammad Hosseini will provide a brief introduction to AI and how it can be used in research, examine some of the ethical issues raised by using AI in research, and offer recommendations for appropriate use of this technology.


About the Speaker

Dr Mohammad Hosseini

Northwestern University (USA)

Mohammad Hosseini holds a BA in business management (Eindhoven, NL), MA in applied ethics (Utrecht, NL) and PhD in research ethics and integrity (Dublin, IRE). Currently he is an assistant professor at Northwestern University's Department of Preventive Medicine, a guest lecturer of research ethics, an associate editor of the journal of Accountability in Research and a member of the Global Young Academy. In his research, Mohammad explores the ethics of using emerging technologies in research, such as artificial intelligence and large language models, ethics of recognizing contributions in scholarly collaborations and gender and diversity issues in academia.


Chair and Referee

Joeri Tijdink is a Principal Investigator at Amsterdam UMC and affiliated with VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His main research focusses on research integrity, reproducibility, mental well-being in academia and research culture. He is currently involved  in several research projects, including the TIER2 project which explores the future(s) of reproducibility. He is also the author of the book “The Happy Academic”; a book that provides guidance for early career researchers navigating academia’s torments (2023). Apart from his work as a researcher, he works as a clinical psychiatrist. Recently, his appointment as member of the Young Academy from the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in the Netherlands underscores his commitment in improving research quality and making academia a better place.

Dr Joeri Tijdink

Amsterdam University Medical Centers & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Chair


Katharina Miller, LL.M. (Luxembourg) serves as Non-Executive Director of various corporate boards in Germany, Spain and USA. She has extensive expertise in Compliance & Ethics, Legal, ESG/CSR and Diversity-Equity-Inclusion. Since 2018, she has been investigating the sustainable compliance culture at the Observatory on Corporate Sustainable Culture of the Foundations IE and Elecnor. She is adjunct professor at the IE Law University. She is founding partner of the boutique law firm Miller International Knowledge (MIK) and Compliance consultancy 3C Compliance, with strong expertise in German and Spanish Corporate Governance and Good Data Governance and in the interface between Compliance & Ethics and business and academic sphere.
She is former Head of the EU Delegation at the G20/W20 as well as Ethics, Research and Innovation Expert and Appraiser for the European Commission. She is Advisory Board Member of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law of the Berkeley Law School and the co-founder of its Digital Equality working group. She is also founding member of the “Leading with AI” blog and is co-author of the book chapter Instructing AI Ethics & Human Rights (2021).

Katharina Miller

Miller International Knowledge (MIK) & Digital Equality Group of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law (BCCE)

Chair


More webinars will be announced soon!