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Upcoming events and activities
  • An event on work-related stress in academia is planned for Spring 2021
  • We will continue to work on personnel policy by writing an advice regarding the tenure track
  • Together with the OSCG we organize preregistration workshops and Q&A sessions
  • OSCG member initiatives
  • Kick-off structural preregistration sessions
    On November 3rd 2020, the kick-off took place of a series of preregistration sessions by YESS BSS in cooperation with the Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG). The first session primarily focused on general information about preregistration and how to get started. In the next sessions, we will focus more on specific questions of researchers and students about their own preregistrations.
  • COVID-19 survey for early career researchers at BSS
    In April 2020, YESS BSS carried out a survey to assess how early career researchers at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences experience their work situation during COVID-19. See the Mindwise blog by YESS BSS members Tina Kretschmer, Anita Keller, and Laura Baams. The blog summarizes the outcomes of the survey, the response of the Faculty Board, and contains a call to the faculty to address concerns regarding declining research progress and mental health.
  • OSCG Kick-off
    The Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG) Kick-off event took place on October 22nd 2019.The OSCG brings together students and staff, and provides advice, support, and training for applying Open Science. Open Science can be considered a movement or an approach to science that aims to make science more accessible, reproducible and transparent. Open science practices include pre-registration, replication research, sharing data and research tools, open peer-review, publishing open access, and open science evaluation and policies. Over 140 UG staff members have already signed up as an OSCG member. For more background info on the OSCG, please seeOSCG website and the article by the University Newspaper.
  • Skills week
    In October 2019, YESS BSS organized a week in which multiple activities were organized for early career researchers of BSS as well as activities specifically aimed at YESS BSS members. One of the activities open to all focussed on training opportunities for staff without a tenure track and a Q&A session with HR representatives during which, for example, regulations concerning extensions following life events were discussed. Additionally, we hosted a workshop organized by the Scholierenakademie on disseminating research among primary and secondary school students.
  • Network meeting
    In June 2019, the first YESS BSS network meeting took place. Personnel policy was discussed with the dean and over 30 early career researchers from the faculty (for notes click here). The meeting concluded with a bingo aimed at getting to know the skills and expertise of other early career researchers.

YESS BSS also organized skills workshops for members only, for example on science blogging and writing grant applications, and an in-depth brainstorm session with the Scholierenacademie.

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