Reading material! First Recognition & Rewards magazine published

READ THE MAGAZINE The first Recognition and Rewards magazine is out now! In this online magazine, through (in-depth) articles and video clips, the ambitions and progress of the Recognition and Rewards programme are highlighted. At the same time, the magazine stimulates to (continue to) engage in dialogue within the institution. This mainly involves sharing good…

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Wetenschapscommunicatie: volwaardig onderdeel van academisch takenpakket

Voor veel wetenschappers is wetenschapscommunicatie iets dat ze ‘erbij’ moeten doen. Terwijl verbinding met de samenleving steeds belangrijker wordt, heeft deze taak nog geen volwaardige plaats binnen een academisch takenpakket. Binnen het programma Wetenschapscommunicatie door wetenschappers: Gewaardeerd! zijn behoeften en belemmeringen van wetenschappers op dit vlak geïnventariseerd en is een handreiking samengesteld. Deze handreiking, met concrete aanbevelingen voor…

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Dutch knowledge institutions sign European Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Research Council (NWO), Universities of the Netherlands (UNL) and each of the 14 individual universities have signed the European ‘Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment’. This agreement between the European Commission, Science Europe and the European University…

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NWO signs Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

29 September 2022 NWO has signed the European ‘Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment’. This agreement between the European Commission and Science Europe (the European research organisations) contains agreements on how research results should be assessed with the aim of improving the quality and impact of research. It contains principles, commitments and timetables for reform. Signatory…

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webinar ‘Recognition and Rewards in Academia in the UK and the Netherlands’

The British Council Netherlands and the UK Science & Innovation Network hosted a webinar about ‘recognition and rewards’ or ‘research culture’ in academia in the UK and the Netherlands. The Netherlands and the UK, as North Sea neighbours, often take the opportunity to exchange knowledge and share good practice. In this webinar, Professor Jeroen Geurts from…

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‘Grants and hiring: will impact factors and h-indices be scrapped?’

On the nineteenth of September an article was published on Nature regarding the Agreement on Research Assessment. It provides an insight in the meaning of this agreement. Stephane Berghmans, director of research and innovation at the European University Association (EUA) explains the process, the content and the motivations of several participants. Read the article here.…

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Reforming research assessment: the Agreement is now final

Launched in January 2022 as a co-creation exercise, the process of drafting an agreement for reforming research assessment has reached an important milestone. On 8 July, the final version of the agreement was presented at a Stakeholder Assembly bringing together the 350+ organisations from 40+ countries having expressed interest in being involved in the process. Today, the final Agreement…

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Erkennen en waarderen van onderwijs: waar staan we nu?

In Het Trippenhuis in Amsterdam werd vrijdag 1 juli volop gesproken over het erkennen en waarderen van onderwijs aan de Nederlandse universiteiten. De gespreksmiddag, georganiseerd door Universiteiten van Nederland, het Erkennen en Waarderen Programma en het ComeniusNetwerk, was een interessante middag vol uitwisseling. Hoe kunnen universiteiten het geven van onderwijs waarderen? Onderwijs staat centraal in…

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Erkennen & Waarderen in Th&ma

TH&MA informeert de managers, bestuurders en leidinggevenden aan universiteiten en hogescholen in zowel Vlaanderen als Nederland over de laatste trends in het hoger onderwijs. Elk nummer is thematisch opgebouwd, maar bevat daarnaast ook artikelen over de meest uiteenlopende actuele zaken die spelen in het hoger onderwijs. Het laatste nummer van 2021 was geheel gericht op…

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Verslag bijeenkomst Erkennen & Waarderen Breed

Op donderdag 2 juni vond in het Van Swinderen Huys te Groningen de bijeenkomst Erkennen & Waarderen Breed plaats. Het was voor het eerst dat de commissievoorzitters, de projectleiders en de leden van het programmateam, de regiegroep en het coördinerend overleg elkaar in dit verband fysiek ontmoetten. Ook waren er afgevaardigden van de verschillende Colleges…

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Two years of the Recognition & Rewards programme – an interim review

In 2019, Dutch public knowledge institutions and research funders published a position paper entitled ‘Room for everyone’s talent – towards a new balance in the recognition and rewards of academics’. Where are we now, almost two and a half years after this publication? And what remains to be done? Six members of the Recognition &…

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Twee jaar Erkennen & Waarderen – een tussenbalans

In 2019 publiceerden Nederlandse publieke kennisinstellingen en onderzoeksfinanciers het position paper ‘Ruimte voor ieders talent – naar een nieuwe balans in het erkennen en waarderen van wetenschappers’. Waar staan we nu, bijna tweeënhalf jaar later? En waar moet het heen? Zes leden van de regiegroep Erkennen & Waarderen schijnen hun licht op de ontwikkelingen en…

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Perspectives from a clinician researcher viewpoint

In line with the position paper Room for Everyone’s talent, the NFU requested advice from the UMC research policy advisors working group on the perspectives, experiences and challenges of clinicians on recognition and rewards. In the report Recognition & Rewards, Perspectives from a clinician researcher viewpoint these experiences on recognition and rewards are summarized, bottlenecks…

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‘Jonge academici vrezen voor hun contract als ze hun grenzen aangeven’

Carrière maken op de universiteit moet eerlijker en veiliger, vindt de rector magnificus in Maastricht en de voorzitter van de landelijke regiegroep Erkennen & Waarderen. Carrièrestappen gaan te vaak ‘automatisch’ en er is sprake van machtsmisbruik, zegt Rianne Letschert. De Volkskrant interviewde Rianne Letschert. In het interview ging zij onder andere in op het programma…

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Why the new Recognition & Rewards actually boosts excellent science

During the last few weeks, several opinion pieces have appeared questioning the new Recognition & Rewards (R&R) and Open Science in Dutch academia. On July 13, the TU/e Cursor published interviews with professors who question the usefulness of a new vision on Recognition & Rewards. A day later, on July 14, the chairman of the…

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Team science for groundbreaking fundamental research receives boost of 12.5 million euros

Sixteen research teams will set up innovative collaborations that contribute to innovation in science and healthcare for the longer term. Each team has received a maximum of 750,000 euros from the programme ZonMw Open Competition.  ZonMw is increasingly using the narrative CV in funding rounds, and it was now used for the first time to assess research…

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Interview: Een update over Erkennen en Waarderen

In dit (NL) interview door ScienceGuide vertellen Rianne Letschert en Jeroen Geurts over de voortgang van het Erkennen en Waarderen programma in Nederland. Ze vertellen over de waarde van onderzoek, de rol van het team en het individu daarin. Ook de onderzoeksfinanciering, de internationale aandacht voor het programma en de waardering voor onderwijs wordt besproken. Lees het hele interview op de website van…

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More than ninety teams of scientists ‘appreciated’ for their commitment to science communication

22 April 2021 The submissions to the pilot fund ‘Science communication by scientists: Appreciated!’ illustrate the broad scope and diversity of science communication activities by researchers in the Netherlands. Although interaction between science and society is of enormous importance, science communication is still far from being recognised as integral to the tasks of science. The…

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Meer dan 90 teams van wetenschappers ‘Gewaardeerd’ voor wetenschapcommunicatie

Uit de inzendingen voor het Pilotfonds Wetenschapscommunicatie door Wetenschappers Gewaardeerd! blijkt de grote omvang en diversiteit van wetenschapscommunicatie-activiteiten door wetenschappers in Nederland. Ondanks het grote belang van interactie tussen wetenschap en samenleving wordt wetenschapscommunicatie nog lang niet altijd erkend als een volwaardig onderdeel van een wetenschappelijk takenpakket. Het Pilotfonds Wetenschapscommunicatie door wetenschappers: Gewaardeerd! – ingesteld…

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Van samenwerken profiteren we allemaal

“Structuren in de academie werken samenwerken niet in de hand; je gaat een trechter in om alleen de academische ladder op te gaan.“ Jasper Sluijs is universitair docent binnen de leerstoelgroep economisch publiekrecht van het departement rechtsgeleerdheid bij de Universiteit Utrecht. Jasper behaalde in 2012 zijn PhD cum laude aan Tilburg Law School, en was…

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Changing the game: on the assessment of researchers and their research

Dutch Recognition and Rewards in a European perspective Yesterday (March 18) a consultation meeting of research performing organisations took place. The European Committee Research & Innovation organised this meeting. Several European research funders focused on the assessment of researchers and research teams. Jeroen Geurts, chair of ZonMw and ambassador for the Dutch initiative Recognition and…

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Many winners: First Dutch Higher Education Awards

The first prize of the Dutch Higher Education Awards is elected to TU Eindhoven innovation Space and LeerLevels of the Amsterdam University of applied sciences. On Monday march 1st, during the ComensiusFestival, Minister Van Engelshoven awarded the prizes for the first time. The price helps educational teams to finance (new) projects for innovation and/or improvement…

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A recap of the Recognition & Rewards Festival

Opening On January 22nd, The Recognition & Rewards Festival took place. Together with almost 300 participants, we took a dive into cultural change and shared thoughts and ideas with each other regarding the recognition and rewards system in academics. From plenary discussions about the similarities between diplomacy and science with regard to culture change and…

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Europe’s Universities 2030

EUA’s vision for the future EUA has developed its vision for Europe’s universities in 2030. After intensive consultations with more than 100 experts and visionaries from the EUA membership and a wide range of external partners, the EUA Council, adopted “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030” on 29 January 2021. We are happy…

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National website for Recognition & Rewards programme

The Recognition and Rewards programme now has a central website with information regarding the national programme: http://www.recognitionrewards.nl. On the website stories will be shared. Stakeholders will share their opinions and experiences. Also ‘practices’ will be displayed; These are examples of (sub)projects of the organisations participating in the programme. These practices demonstrate the steps taken in…

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First Dutch Higher Education Reward for 6 education teams

On March 1st, 2021, Minister Van Engelshoven (Education, Culture & Science) will hand out the first reward for higher education in The Netherlands. This new education reward is created to endorse the high quality of education at universities and colleges, it serves as a recognition for teams of teachers that deliver a top performance, and…

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Recognition & Rewards Festival

On January 22nd, from 10.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M., the Recognition & Rewards Festival will take place. All participants of the Dutch Recognition & Rewards programme will come together, along with other interested parties. During the festival we take a deep dive into culture change. We discuss the current status of the programme a year…

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