Survey on the contribution of PhD candidates to Dutch university education.

De Volkskrant, the Netherlands’ most renowned quality newspaper, is investigating the contribution of PhD candidates to Dutch university education. This is done in collaboration with the Dutch interest group for PhD candidates (PNN).

The survey consists of three parts. First, we will ask for some background information. Second, a number of questions about the allotment of your professional time. Third, we will put to you a number of statements about the relationship between education and research.
To take the survey, follow the link:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe1F9QzLAiuC8easw…/viewform

The results of the survey will only be used by the Volkskrant reporters who are involved in this investigation. We would like to ask you to complete the survey before October 18th. Completing the survey will take about ten minutes.

The results of the survey will be processed anonymously. There is an option to enter your e-mail address at the end of the survey if you are willing to answer further questions. Should you have any questions about this survey, you can reach the reporters via the address below.
Reporter at de Volkskrant
Kaya.Bouma@Volkskrant.nl

lunch lecture ‘ Integrity in Science

Dear fellow PhDs,

On behalf of LUMC Association for PhD candidates (LAP), we would like to invite you to the upcoming lunch lecture ‘ Integrity in Science ‘ by Martine de Vries.

The LAP invited dr. Martine de Vries to give a lecture about integrity in science for all the PhD students at the LUMC.
Dr. de Vries has a background in both medical sciences and philosophy, she is a pediatric endocrinologist and currently chair of the department of Medical Ethics and Health Law at LUMC. dr. de Vries is a daily supervisor of PhD-students, supervises medical students and residents in projects concerning therapeutic misconception, competence and research communication. She will discuss the weaknesses in medical research, including data manipulation and publication bias.

When: Thursday September 14th, 12:00-13:00
Where: Lecture hall 5
Lunch: 11:00-12:00 @ Paleijhs
Attending is free of charge, REGISTRATION via LAP@lumc.nl.

Innovation for Health 2018 is looking for upcoming scientists!

Are you a PhD candidate working on a life sciences or healthcare topic? Present your research poster at the Innovation for Health conference on 1 February 2018 at WTC Rotterdam, the Netherlands! By participating in the Poster Presentations you get the chance to demonstrate your work to the key players in Life Sciences & Health, interact with the experts in the fields, as well as win €1,000 with the prestigious Upcoming Scientist Award, sponsored by Genmab! Be a part of Innovation for Health and submit your abstract before 20 November 2017. For more information and application: www.innovationforhealth.nl/poster-presentations

 

Invitation: PNN 30 year lustrum celebration

There’s a birthday party coming up!

For 30 years, the PhD Candidate Network in the Netherlands (PNN) has safeguarded the rights and interests of PhD Candidates on a national level. On September 8, the PNN celebrates their 30 year lustrum with its partners and members, looking back on successful collaborations, and looking forward to their continuation.

They invite all their members and the PhD Candidates they represent to toast to this occasion. It will be a great opportunity to meet PhD Candidates from all universities in a social setting as well as policy makers from the VSNU and Dutch government.

The drinks will be at the newest location of Leiden University: the Wijnhaven building (Campus the Hague). It is only minutes away from Den Haag CS (Central Station), which is an 11 minute trainride from Leiden CS.

Best of all, drinks are courtesy of the PNN, who hope to see a lot of PhD Candidates attending the event.

Safe the date: 8th of September, starting 5:00 pm, to join, network and celebrate with us!

To attend, please register via this link https://goo.gl/forms/n4ZyCJAQxgmY09x03

ATTENTION: BBQ Change of Date

Dear LEO members,

Due to the rainy weather forecast for tomorrow we are moving the BBQ by one day to Sunday, August 20th.

Everything else stays the same: starting at 15:00 at Het Joppe. We will put up the BBQ on the small island Koudenhoorn, not far from Het Paviljoen. The exact location will be posted on facebook as soon as we are on the spot. If you can’t find us, send us an email to info@leoleiden.nl or a message on facebook, we will be checking frequently.

The registration is open until 12:00 tomorrow, August 19th. Please register here: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/LEOSummerBBQ17.

If you did already sign up but can’t join us on Sunday, please send an email to info@leoleiden.nl for your reimbursement.

Hope to see you all there!

Cheers,
On behalf of your LEO-team
Sander

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CWTS part-time position

CWTS (www.cwts.nl) is looking for someone for 2 days in the week to do basic data entry/cleaning work regarding universities, research institutes, and the like. Some Excel skills are required. The job would run from as soon as possible up until a year after a first month evaluation period. If you are interested, please send your CV and personal motivation to Clara Calero (clara_at_cwts_dot_leidenuniv_dot_nl).
Please note that applicants need to have an EU working permit.

LEO Summer BBQ

Dear fellow PhDs,

Join us for our second event this summer: a BBQ in the beautiful surroundings of Het Joppe in Warmond on Saturday the 19th of August, starting at 15:00! It’s only a 15min bike ride from Leiden Central station.

LEO will provide delicious food and cold drinks! Just bring you own blanket to relax on 😉

With a contribution of 5 Euros register on https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/LEOSummerBBQ17 by Friday the 18th of August.

When reserving your ticket, let us know if you are vegetarian or have a special diet (e.g. kosher)
In case of bad weather forecast, we will cancel the event 1-2 days in advance. In this case you can either join on a postponed date or get your money back. Until then: fingers crossed for sunshine!

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LEO Leiden boat trip

 

Dear fellow PhDs,
for this month we are organizing a special event for you!

Book your calendars for Saturday, July 22nd for a two-hours boat trip in the beautiful canals of Leiden!

The boat will depart from Apothekersdijk 5 (Leidse Rederij) at 13:30.
Please take care that you are at the location at least five minutes in advance!

This time we request for a small contribution but we will make sure you get two refreshing drinks and snacks while enjoying the ride 😉

The boat can facilitate up to 24 people, therefore ensure your spot by getting your ticket via the following link:
https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/leoleidenboat17

If not enough people register we might need to cancel the event so, please make sure you register before Monday July 17th!

 

Knowledge Transfer

How important is science communication to you and how do you experience communicating research findings to your end-users?

We are curious about your opinion as a young researcher.

The Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Leiden University Medical Center, in collaboration with the Department of Science Communication and Society at Leiden University, investigates the engagement in knowledge transfer activities and the factors that may facilitate or impede this. The research project is supervised by Professor dr. N. H. Chavannes.
Results of this study will provide insight into the position of knowledge transfer in the academic field and thus provide directions for future initiatives to improve or strengthen this position.

Why is this research done?

Researchers are increasingly expected to engage in knowledge transfer activities. To grant funding, they often have to include knowledge transfer activities in their communication and dissemination plan. These knowledge transfer activities should ensure that end-users, such as policy makers, public health officials and system administrators are reached. The current academic climate does not seem to be adapted to these additional expectations. This study will provide more insight into the position knowledge transfer holds in the academic field and thus provide directions for future initiatives to improve or strengthen this position.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is affiliated to a University and performs or supervises research activities. Participants can be either junior or senior scientists, but should at minimum hold a position as a PhD student.
What do we ask from you?

The study consists of a short online survey in which questions are asked about your opinion towards engagement in knowledge transfer activities (e.g., lay abstract writing, media appearance, interacting with the end-user, etc.). We will also ask about factors that, based on your experience, may facilitate or hinder engagement in these activities.
Completing the survey takes approximately 10 minutes and participation is voluntary. Responses will be collected anonymously and results will be treated confidentially. Summary results will be sent to your affiliated institute, provided that the response rate is sufficient to guarantee anonymity.

Willing to participate?

You can participate by  following this link: https://leidenuniv.eu.qualtrics.com/…/fo…/SV_2u9e90RCKAGneHb