Early-career researchers constitute the core of our community: they analyze and discuss papers at journal clubs, lead talks and workshops, and implement open science practices. They are important stakeholders in the current transition to a new academic system of recognition and rewards – one that values openness and transparency and promotes alternative career pathways –, and it is important for their voices to be heard.

The Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) is the national interest group for PhD candidates in the Netherlands. Members are the local PhD Organizations within Dutch universities, medical centers and research institutions. PNN represents PhDs in conversations with several other stakeholders, including the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OC&W).

PNN has 8 board members with their own portfolios. Our guest, Tess van Doorn, is the board member responsible for the portfolio on Open Science. During her talk, Tess will present the results of the PNN PhD Survey 20201 which was conducted between March 2nd and May 10th. A total of 2,034 individuals participated, of which 1,601 PhDs completed the survey. This was the first survey that collected data on PhDs in the Netherlands on a national level. One of the subjects questioned was Open Science and Recognition and Reward. After presenting our results, the audience is invited to discuss how awareness of Open Science in PhD candidates can be enhanced and share thoughts on how this awareness can be expanded on a national basis.

The event will take place on February 3rd 2021 at 14:00 CET and will last 60’. An invitation email, including the Zoom link, meeting ID, and password, has been sent via the OSCR mailing list. If you are not part of the mailing list but would like to join, please contact Antonio.

During the Zoom meeting, please follow these guidelines:

  • wear headphones
  • mute your microphone
  • video is optional (in case of connection issues, you may be asked to turn it off)
  • pay attention to the moderator (which will be Antonio)
  • if you have questions
    • click on the Raise Hand button and the moderator will unmute you; or
    • write down your question in the chat and the moderator will read it
  • avoid talking over each other and make sure that everyone can have their opportunity to speak
  • arrive 5 minutes before the beginning of the call, to familiarize with the online environment and solve possible technical issues

Please remember that attendees of every OSCR event (in-person or online) are required to follow our Code of Conduct.

Hope to see many of you!

Take care,

Tess van Doorn and Antonio Schettino

  1. All survey reports can be found on the PNN website.↩︎