How 'Recognition and Rewards' in Dutch academia turned metrics into incentives
In recent attempts to reform research assesment, metrics have explicitly become “incentives”. Yet, the Dutch debate about this transition focussed on the wrong elements.
Not All That Shines Is Diamond: Why Open Access Publication Favors Rich Authors, Prestigious Universities and Industry-Funded Research
More and more researchers pay processing costs for publishing in Open Access, but these costs disadvantage authors who are female, early in their career or, from low-income countries.
Who Is to Blame When We Fly Too Close to the Sun – Academia or the Individual?
We should beware of using Ariely and others as scapegoats. Rather than dwelling on the moral failings of individual researchers, we might reframe fraud and misconduct as a systemic problem.
JOTE in Conversation: Daniël Lakens. Whose Fault Is it That Science is Irreproducible? And Who the Heck Are Metascientists?
So if you ask, ‘who’s responsible?’ The truth is that everybody’s pointing but nobody is doing anything.
Open Science Symposium Utrecht – Starting off with the Natural Sciences
On February 6, the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU) organized a symposium on Open Science at the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University.
Wetenschap, Wees Eens Eerlijk Over Jezelf!
Vorige week presenteerde minister Van Engelshoven haar langverwachte ‘Strategische Agenda voor het hoger onderwijs en onderzoek’.
The Open Science Summer School Experience
When I first heard the term “open science” and realized what it meant, I thought, well, that sounds good, how hard can it be?