Position papers and press releases

Here you can find all press releases, our position papers and official answers to public consultations.

Open Science: an info online lunch talk organised by actionuni

What is Open Science and why is it important to fully understand its benefits and potential limitations, especially for ECRs?
Join us for our online event on Thursday 29. April, over lunch, for a chance to ask your questions and inform yourself on this important topic.
Register here by the 26th of April to receive the link to join the seminar online.
This event is organised in collaboration with mvub, eurodoc and OILS!

Disrupted Mobilities, Disrupted Careers: a covid19 blog series by nccr-on the move

We gladly receive this notification and encourage everyone to check this blog out here

In the authors’ words:

“The blog series assembles contributions by young social scientists, some based in Switzerland, others abroad. The contributions cover a variety of topics ranging from the practical challenges related to conducting transnational fieldwork during COVID-19 to mental health and equal opportunity concerns raised by the pandemic. In the concluding post, we synthesize these findings and compare them to studies with a broader disciplinary scope conducted by the Career Tracker Cohorts Study, the journal nature and the academic publishing house De Gruyter. We also refer to results derived from a survey conducted among the 42 doctoral and PostDoc fellows funded by the nccr – on the move”.

Food for thought-Avuba’s 2020 postdoc snapshot

Our member from the University of Basel, avuba, has just published a comprehensive survey of UniBasel postdocs, carried out in 2020, a year we are unlikely to forget.

The data is impressive and shows how much change is needed for mid-level staff, and specifically postdoc, employment, support and promotion.

An overview of the datasets in German or in English and the survey itself and a summary of results in German and English are now publicly available. Talk of food for thought…..

A firm, friendly and transparent pact for career development of researchers

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers was published in September 2019 as a follow-up to the first concordate published in 2008. This document is the result of collaborative work including diverse stakeholders with an interest in research and researchER development. Although UK-targeted, it is highly translatable to pretty much all European countries, so we think there may be lots to be inspired by!

In their own words:

This revised Concordat recognises the critical role of research and innovation in delivering the UK’s ambitious economic and industrial strategies, and aims to set the gold standard in researcher development and use it as a competitive advantage.

Shaping Research Culture-a timely discussion

The Graduate Campus UZH together with Life Science Zurich we are organising an online event called “Shaping Research Culture”, specifically tailored for the Life Sciences, on the 5th Nov. With this event we aim to engage in an open discussion on the values of our research culture and ways to shape that culture.  
 
The event is structured in two parts:
1. The workshop (13:00-15:15)
Designed to apply system’s-level thinking in order to inspire new ideas about what an ideal research culture could look like. This could be both in terms of big systems change, for example around the way research is funded or how knowledge is communicated, and in terms of small changes applicable today. The workshop will happen in break-out rooms of about 6 participants.
2. The Panel discussion (15:30-17:30)
The ideas generated through the workshop will be a starting point for our discussion with the panelists.
You can register to attend either the full event or only the panel discussion.