Seminar

Optimizing the responsible researcher: towards fair and constructive academic advancement

Thursday, 2018/05/17, 16:00 h


Researchers are pulled in various, sometimes contradictory directions by the multiplication of performance metrics and new incentives to align with societal needs. Management structures, funding systems, and publication practices are increasingly influenced by pressures to promote only the highest quality science, and by models and incentives for academic advancement that would produce this highest quality. However, it is highly questionable whether a scientific practice controlled through these mechanisms in fact selects (and to some extent breeds) scientists who comply with ideals of responsible conduct in research.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Dr. ir. Govert Valkenburg, Researcher at CWTS, Leiden University
Date: 2018/05/17
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 h
Locality: room 331, 3rd floor
University main building
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge