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

 

Survey on the well-being of PhD students

Dear PhD-student,

Recently, the well-being of PhD-students has received a lot of attention. I am a research master student at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and want to investigate how work demands influence employee well-being. I therefore need your help filling out this survey:
https://usbo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Vi9TaUDg0JjACp

In the survey several questions will be asked about different aspects of the work of PhD-students. The goal of this survey is to understand how PhD-students experience their PhD trajectory and how this affects their general well-being.

I ask you to fill in this survey truthfully, responses are processed anonymously. Filling out this survey takes approximately 10 minutes of your time.
If you are willing to participate in an interview following this survey, please fill in your email address at the end of this survey. With these interviews we want to get more information on how your PhD influences your well-being.

Your PhD organisation will receive a report with the generalized findings of this study.

Thank you for your time!
Christa de Geus

LEO PhD Drinks

Dear all,

Third Friday of the month approaching and this time we invite you to Belgish Biercafe Olivier to meet and have fun with your fellow PhDs!

As always, the first drink is on us!
To get your free drink voucher just ask one of the LEO members when you arrive.

See you all there!


1st National Meeting for Researchers on Open Science

The 1st national meeting for researchers on Open Science will be held on 29th of May 2017 in Delft:
http://www.hetpnn.nl/…/1st-national-meeting-for-researchers….

This day is particularly intended to hear the questions and opinions of PhD candidates on OS.
The day will be opened by Sander Dekker and will be chaired by PNN’s own Rolf van Wegberg.

We would like to get as many PhD candidates at this event as is humanly possible.
So, please spread the word to your fellow PhD candidates!

You can sign up for the event here:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfeW87HhRXr7j1Lba…/viewform.

Project on PhD Burnout

Dear LEO members,
Barbe Bock, a student at UvA, is looking for 15 respondents for an interview as a part of her thesis project. Barbe would like to find out find out about the possible causes of ‘burnout’ among PhD candidates. It is not necessary to be diagnosed with a burnout, and you can answer her anonymously. She can also come to Leiden for the interview.

If you are interested to take part in Barbe’s project, Email her to barbe.bock19@gmail.com

Thanks!

March for Science

March for Science 22 April 2017!

The March for Science is a non-partisan event. The main goals are to call for science that upholds the common good and to call for evidence-based-policy in the public’s best interest. Science leads to accurate, non-biased , objective knowledge, development in all fields and to a better society. Therefore, it is our right and responsibility as citizens (not only as researchers) to safeguard it.
Leiden University supports The March for Science that shouts out to everyone celebrating our passion for science, increasing awareness, and joining The March for Science event at the Museumplein in Amsterdam on 22 April 2017. See you there!


https://www.facebook.com/events/1103742243069948/

PhD Drinks!

PhD drinks at Leiden Grandcafé de Burcht! 🙂

Want to loosen up your brains before continuing with your academic research next week? Join LEO’s PhD drinks on this Friday, 21st, at Grandcafé de Burcht (Burgsteeg 14).
We will start at 20.30, and same as always, the first round of drinks is on us! To get the voucher for free drinks all you have to do is to ask one of the LEO members at the bar.

Hope to see many of you there.
LEO

https://www.facebook.com/events/283565648756022

BioBusiness Summer School

Do you consider to make a transition from the academia to the industry? Or do you want to gain a better understanding of BioBusiness, broaden your network or even start your own company? Join BioBusiness Summer School and find out what the fascinating world of BioBusiness has to offer! The next BioBusiness Summer School will take place from 26 June to 30 June 2017 in Amsterdam & Leiden, the Netherlands. It consists of a unique five day interactive programme that covers a wide spectrum of business aspects of Life Sciences, combined with a line-up of world-class speakers.

Register soon as places are limited and before April 17th to take advantage of the early bird fee. For more information about the programme and the speakers, visit www.biobusinesssummerschool.nl

Workshop for PhD candidates

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Have you also become frustrated with your tax declaration, figuring out which social benefits apply to, how to navigate yourself through the university website or the health system and other things your boss can’t assist you with?
We can make your life easier!!
LEO, LAP and PhDoc are organizing a workshop for PhD candidates, focusing on practical issues in the Netherlands. Of course this is also a good opportunity to socialize and meet people from all sorts of places!!!

Participation in the event, including food and drinks is free. Registration is strongly recommended, if you hant to have a seat guaranteed 😉
So, make sure you sign up before March 12th: Send a mail at info@leoleiden.nl with “workshop” and your name on the subject.

More information and detailed schedule will be provided soon! Keep an eye on the Facebook event for more information.
See you all there!