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1st National Meeting for Researchers on Open Science

The 1st national meeting for researchers on Open Science will be held on 29 May 2017 in Delft. What is Open Science? What do researchers themselves think about Open Science? How can researchers be better trained and supported to do Open Science? These are the questions that will be answered on this big day of Open Science!

The day will be opened by the demissionary secretary of state Sander Dekker and the agenda will be full of inspiring lectures and workshops on Open Science. PNN president Rolf van Wegberg will be the special guest chair for the day. This meeting is especially intended to hear questions and opinions from PhD candidates and postdocs. All young researchers are thus very welcome!

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Gareth O’Neill elected president of Eurodoc

May 1 – At the annual general members meeting of Eurodoc, the European association of doctoral candidates and junior researchers, PNN board member Gareth O’Neill has been elected president for the academic year 2017-2018.

In Oslo, more than twenty European PhD organisations came together for this annual membership meeting. During the congress, Gareth spoke passionately about the Dutch approach to Open Science, where he is one of the national initiators on behalf of PNN. During the members’ meeting, he elaborated on his candidacy more closely with reference to this theme. Eurodoc must aim to represent all young researchers in Europe in a transparent and accessible manner. If you advocate open science, you must be an open organisation yourself. A proud Gareth: “It is an honour to continue working from Eurodoc to the portfolios I previously held in the Netherlands: the career policy of young researchers and next year’s important European subject Open Science. I look forward to continuing my previous board memberships in Europe at Eurodoc. ”

With the transfer of Gareth to ‘Europe’, PNN loses one of its most engaged board members. PNN president Rolf van Wegberg: “Gareth is everywhere. And he will continue to be everywhere, but now for Eurodoc. A loss for us, but at the same time a big asset for Eurodoc. I’m glad that the other European PhD organisations placed the same level of confidence in him that I myself have. ”

Together with the newly elected board, consisting of seven board members – consisting of seven nationalities – Gareth will be the clear Dutch voice from Eurodoc in the coming academic year.