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We are pleased to present you the Eurodoc’s Newsletter, aimed at informing Eurodoc members and other interested parties about recent activities proceeded by the Eurodoc community.
The following issue is focused primarily of Open Science issues, both from theoretical and practical side. In June 2015 new strategic priorities were announced and set out as a new R&I policy agenda by Carlos Moedas – Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation: Open Science, Open Innovation, Open to the World. Currently the EU is leading 3Os Strategy and Open Science priorities, in particular: there is a requirement that all research publications funded under Horizon 2020 be openly accessible, free of charge. To get more engaged into the open science agenda Eurodoc will focus its Annual Conference on this topic. This Newsletter will highlight general basic information, groundwork of Open Science, as well as its specific terminology.
Besides H2020 Interim Evaluation made by Eurodoc being published, a short presentation of some key policy papers, including ERA report, is being made. Please also note the information about the upcoming Eurodoc 2017 Conference in Oslo!
Welcome to a survey on open science and career development by WG Skills under the Steering Group Human Resources and Mobility (SGHRM)!
This survey is aimed at all types and stages of researchers in Europe and particularly encourages early-career researchers to respond. The results of this survey will be used to guide European policy on open science and to improve the career development of researchers. Open science aims to make scientific data and research accessible to all levels of an inquiring society and includes practices such as:
- open data = open sharing of research data
- open source = open sharing of research software/code
- open notebook = open sharing of research notebooks
- open access = open publishing of research results in journals/textbooks and/or depositing them in repositories/archives
- open peer review = open sharing of research peer reviews
- open education = open sharing of education and resources
- citizen science = involving the general public in scientific research.
The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete and by submitting your survey answers you consent to your personal data being processed.
Dear Eurodocers, Dear Early Career Researchers! Easter symbolizes the renewal of the life so we wish you all a Good Easter and the resurrection of positive feelings in all our hearts!
Horizon 2020 is the biggest European Union Research and Innovation programme and the largest in the world providing nearly €80 billion of funding available until the year 2020. Its main objectives are referred to inducement of breakthroughs and discoveries by transferring innovative ideas from the laboratory to the market. By offering funds for promoting the scientific and technological excellence, it aims at lifting the European Union’s economic competitiveness and addressing the very important societal challenges.
The Horizon 2020 programme has just entered its 4th year and time for midterm evaluations has come. Eurodoc welcomes and supports the initiative of the European Commission in public stakeholder consultations and is willing to provide its contribution to this appraisal. We believe that Eurodoc opinions will bring to light early career researchers’ concerns and priorities and will make a valuable input to the future discussions on the implementation of EU research and innovation funding.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a woman in science? Do you wish to share your experience?
Then the gender equality working group of Eurodoc would like to interview you and publish this interview on Eurodoc website. If you are ready to volunteer, please send an email at email@example.com.
These are the questions we want to ask you:
- What is your field of research? What is your area of specialisation within your field of research?
- How do you perceive the situation of women in science in your country? And in your research field/area of specialisation? In your country, is your research field/area of specialisation mostly female or male dominated/oriented?
- Who inspired you to follow a career in science? Is there a colleague or a senior researcher (male or female) that you consider as a mentor or a model? If yes, why do you consider this person as a mentor/model?
- Have you always wanted to be a researcher? If yes, why? If not, why not? What made you doubt or have reservations about becoming a researcher?
- What was/is your preferred employment destination after the PhD (academia, private research, industry*)?