Invitation to Eurodoc Conference 2017: Open Science – Challenges and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers
Dear Eurodoc delegates, observers, doctoral candidates and junior researchers around Europe,
The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) and The Association of Doctoral Organisations in Norway (SiN) have the pleasure to invite you to the 17th Eurodoc Conference, which will take place on 26-27 April 2017 at the University of Oslo, Norway.
The conference will be guided by the theme “Open Science – Challenges and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers”, and aims at bringing together a blend of Open Science visionaries, international experts, and stakeholders.
Our speakers will provide a close look at the problems of today’s scientific communication, and explore how Open Science offers ways to overcome issues of inequality, research integrity and result reproducibility. Careful attention will be given to the relevance of Open Science for day-to-day working conditions of Early Career Researchers, and which concrete steps can be taken by decision-makers and individual researchers to promote Open Science. The presented measures will have immediate implications for individual researchers and will help contribute solving global challenges.
Looking forward to meeting you in Oslo,
Ewelina Pabjańczyk, President of Eurodoc
Vegard Stenhjem Hagen, President of SiN
A large number of major European organisations in the area of science, research, innovation and higher education have written an Open Letter to European Prime Ministers, ministers responsible for those same areas, as well as the President of the European Council and of the European Commission, and Commissioner Carlos Moedas for Research and Innovation to express their concern about recent developments in the US.
European governments and the leaders in the EU are called upon to uphold previous good practices and to work with their counterparts in the US administration to maintain a global science system based on the principles of equality, appreciation of diversity and open communication.
Eurodoc strongly supports this statement.
The Second International Day of Women and Girls in Science will take place on February 11th. Eurodoc fully supports this initiative. Eurodoc is committed to promote and advance fair and equal chances of women and men to follow a career in science, be it as doctoral candidate, recognised researchers or at any other career level. Maybe there is an event celebrating the International Day close to your home!
Deadline extension! Are you a doctoral candidate in a ‘modern’ doctorate (professional, industrial, EdD, EngD, etc.)? Are you a supervisor or an advisor in any of these doctorates? If so you could help to gather more precise data about the experience and the practice of both candidates and supervisors.
Please help us and complete the short survey according to your role till 31st of January.
European Forum of Young Innovators (EFYI) 2016 Workshop ‘What Future for a PhD Holder?’ by Miia Ijäs and Gareth O’Neill
The first meeting of the European Forum of Young Innovators (EFYI) took place in Łódź, Poland on 24 and 25 October 2016. The event aimed to bring together representatives from the worlds of science and business to discuss key issues affecting young innovators and focused on the theme ‘From Idea by Transfer to Impact’. The conference was split across two days, with the first day involving panel discussions with experts from science and industry, and the second day involving workshops for early-career researchers (ECRs).
Despite the cold and wet weather on the second day of the conference, many courageous ECRs braved the elements to attend the workshops. One of the workshops was given by Miia Ijäs and Gareth O’Neill from Eurodoc on ‘What Future for a PhD Holder?‘. This was in the form of a learning café, where the 25 or so participants were split into four groups and revolved around four different themes. Each group discussed each theme in turn and wrote comments on flip-charts which were left for the next group to reflect upon and develop.