27th January: INSPIRE Symposium
On the 27th of January, NRIN organized the final symposium of the INSPIRE project in Utrecht. As you might know, the aim of this project has been to carry out an exhaustive, systematic inventory of initiatives, asses and classify them according to a checklist, select the best practices, and make the selection freely available in a toolbox on The Embassy of Good Science. More specifically, one of the symposium's purposes was to launch the spectrum of initiatives selected by the INSPIRE project, and therefore we invited 5 projects to present their initiatives. We received a preview of the soon to launch Dilemma App by the Erasmus University Rotterdam; have been introduced to the Qualification Portfolio the UMC Utrecht uses for job interview procedures and learned more about the tasks of data stewards at the Delft University of Technology. Next, Prof.dr. Julia Prieß-Bucheit, who is the project coordinator of the H2020 project PATH2Integrity, gave a presentation on the training material they develop for everyone involved in research, directly or indirectly, including secondary school students, undergraduates, graduates, and young researchers (we highly recommend you to take a look at their website! https://www.path2integrity.eu/). After two interactive sessions on education and implementation, we concluded the day with plenary talks by dr. Claire Fenton (Wellcome Trust) and dr. Rita Struhkamp (ZonMw), who gave us an insightful and clear talk about the initiatives funders implement to foster research integrity.
With more than 50 participants from different countries and professional backgrounds, cheerful reactions, and new connections, we all truly enjoyed an inspiring day!