The Euraxess Tour 2015
  • Vitae Connections: Supporting Open Researchers, 1 December, Leeds

    01 JAN 2000

    A wide range of organisations involved in research have ‘open’ on their horizons. Governments, policy makers, funders and the public globally have increasing expectations that the outputs of publicly funded research should be available for the public good. The European Commission recommends strengthening of the knowledge-based economy through open science and open innovation. Institutions are focusing effort on open access, institutional repositories for publications and data, the digital infrastructure to make ‘open’ possible, and the greater engagement of the public and research users at all stages in research.
    This event responds to the increasing expectations for researchers to be more ‘open’ in their research through open access publication, open data, and their social media presence. It aims to explore implications for the professional and career development of researchers; taking into account the competencies needed for success in an open research environment and developed through being an Open Researcher.

    Outcomes of attending this event:

    Staff/Researcher developers, HR/Career specialists, Research managers and administrators

    •    enhance your understanding of the open research environment
    •    design relevant and well-informed training and development opportunities to help your researchers thrive in an open research environment
    •    invest in your own professional development
    •    network with colleagues

    Academics, Senior managers, Research leaders, Funders

    •    be aware of strategic implications of the open research environment for developing the next generation of researchers
    •    ensure your researchers are well-positioned to take advantage of open research for better visibility of their research
    •    enhance the visibility and reputation of your institution
    •    network with colleagues

    Book your place HERE

  • BREAKING NEWS ! Innovative and interdisciplinary scientific eyes on the refugee crisis

    01 JAN 2000

    Young Academies can and should contribute to addressing the refugee
    crisis. We have the capacity to bring together experts, from a range of
    disciplines and countries, and to collaborate to support and inform the
    development of creative and innovative approaches to the crisis.
    Involving experts from Europe, including the Balkan countries, (former)
    countries of conflict, and neighboring countries, will allow for the
    inclusion and exchange of local experience and insight.
    We will develop a vision document that is based on the latest evidence,
    to provide policy makers and committed citizens with information and
    potential approaches to address various aspects of the current refugee
    crisis. We intend to provoke an active and nuanced dialogue via social
    and traditional media.

    Our specific objectives are to:

    1.     Develop a brief or statement for policy makers and committed
    2.     Liaise with international policy makers to ensure the brief is
    3.     Initiate and encourage a nuanced dialogue about evidence
    regarding the refugee crisis and ways of addressing it;
    4.     Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among an international
    group of excellent young scientists, including scientists who are

    Expert Meeting 10 & 11 December 2015

    The Global Young Academy and the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and
    Arts organize a two-day expert meeting to develop the vision document.
    The meeting will include up to 20 young scientists from a wide range of
    disciplines will take place 10-11 December in Amsterdam, and it will be
    hosted at the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts. A professional
    facilitator from the training company KnowInnovation will moderate the
    process. We plan to involve online input from a broad community of young
    scientists around the world, including scientists who are refugees.

    There is a button for Call for participants.

  • NEW! Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment of Researchers (OTM-R)

    01 JAN 2000

    What is it about?
    The ‘OTM-R Package’ is a set of practical and useful tools for implementing Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations.
    It includes:
    •    The rationale: Why is OTM-R essential?
    •    The principles and guideline: What a good OTM-R system should look like?
    •    A checklist for institutions as a self-assessment tool: How do the current practices rate?
    •    The toolkit: A step by step guide to improve the OTM-R practices
    •    Examples of good practice

    Why is it needed?
    OTM-R ensures that the best person for the job is recruited, guarantees equal opportunities and access for all, facilitates developing an international portfolio (cooperation, competition, mobility) and makes research careers more attractive.

    What is in it for me?
    OTM-R brings benefits to researchers, institutions and the wider research system. More specifically, OTM-R makes research careers more attractive, ensures equal
    opportunities for all candidates and facilitates mobility. Overall, it may contribute to an increase in the cost-effectiveness of investments in research!

    Discover more at the EURAXESS Policy Library/Research Careers section!