Mapping the Future of Research Assessment

On September 21, a half-day workshop was held at Imperial College London to discuss the changing landscape of research assessment. The workshop was introduced by Prof Nick Jennings, followed by presentations from Prof Stephen Curry on DORA (slides here) and Dr Lizzie Gadd on responsible metrics, before finishing with a panel discussion which also included Dr Karen Rowlett, Dr John Tregoning and qBionano’s Dr Mattias Björnmalm. This panel discussion was chaired by Prof Chris Jackson.

The full workshop is available on Imperial College London’s YouTube channel:

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Healthy and supportive environments for PhD candidates: Paving the way for good practices

On September 17-18, the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2018 was held in Birmingham. As part of this meeting, qBionano’s Mattias helped organize a workshop on the topic of “Healthy and supportive environments for PhD candidates: paving the way for good practices“.

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ESOF 2018 – Open science: From concept to implementation

Photo: Part of the ESOF MCAA team with science communicator Mario.

Everybody seems to agree that “open science is a good idea,” but there are many aspects that need to be taken into account in terms of implementation. This panel, organized and hosted by MCAA members Maja Mise and Mattias Björnmalm, opened the discussion about the different aspects to open science and concrete strategies towards implementation.

[ More about the ESOF conference here. ]

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