Young Science in Transition 2020 Symposium

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UMCUtrecht, Q-building, Auditorium Radiotherapy

100 Heidelberglaan

3584 CX Utrecht

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Young Science in Transition: a grassroots movement to change the way we do science.

About this Event

Our goal is to encourage young scientists to join the debate about themes like responsible research evaluation, public engagement and open science.

What is open science and why do we need it in the first place? And how can young scientists communicate their results to society? Why is research evaluation mainly focused on output metrics? Can we change that as young scientists?

Symposium 2020

The Young SiT symposium challenges your views about science and provides you with concrete actions how you can help transform science.

  • Keynote speaker Prof. Cecile Janssens will provoke discussion about open science. Epidemiologist and research professor of translational epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University (United States). Open Science advocate. Opinionated twitter enthusiast. Science columnist for NRC Handelsblad and Medium.
  • Three interactive workshops about "Career & Reward", "Open Science", and "Communication and Public engagement".
  • Future perspectives will be provided by our dean Arno Hoes, combined with a mission statement from Young SiT.

Invitees

Everyone who wants to be involved in improving the current scientific landscape.

Program

12:00h Walk-in with lunch

12:45h Welcome & opening

13:00h Keynote Cecile Janssens

14:00h Pitches of grassroots 'good science' initiatives

14:15h Coffee break

14:30h Parallel sessions

15:30h The future of Open science

16:00h Drinks

Parallel sessions

  • Science communication and outreach: Tips and tricks about reaching out to a wide audience, with input from UMC Utrecht Communications department.
  • Open Science made practical: Tools and practices you can start with tomorrow, with input from Utrecht University library.
  • Incentives and careers: With Kiki Lombarts (professor in professional performance at Amsterdam UMC) and a discussion about a new PhD evaluation form that is currently being tested in the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

About Young Science in Transition

We are a group of early career enthousiastic scientists working at the UMC Utrecht. We are passionate about science and aim to push for more transparancy in career and reward systems, communication with and outreach to society at large, and open science at the UMC Utrecht.

Our effort is distinct from Science in Transition as it is a grassroots movement of early career scientists, yet similar as we identify with the same endgoals.

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UMCUtrecht, Q-building, Auditorium Radiotherapy

100 Heidelberglaan

3584 CX Utrecht

Netherlands

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