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The unintended consequences of task specialization in research careers

DISCLAIMER: This is a blog post written originally for the Leiden Madtrics blog in which we summarize our findings in our most recent paper published in eLife. The original blog post can be accessed here.

Researchers collaborate specializing in specific tasks. However, the research evaluation system only rewards specific profiles of researchers, threatening the diversity  of the science ecosystem.

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Online seminar for the Academic Careers Hub at CWTS

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting an online seminar for the Academic Careers Hub at CWTS, invited by Inge van der Weijden and Guus Dix. In this presentation I showed the latest updates on the valuation model we are designing and which we will soon be able to test with a multiple case study analysis on five departments of Dutch universities. Find below the presentation. Looking forward to be able to show more definite results!

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The Falling Walls contest

Last week Nicolas participated in the Falling Walls Lab Marie-Sklodowska Curie contest in which MSCA fellows are faced with the challenge of presenting their research in just three minutes. After receiving some training and coaching on public speaking, 30 contestants had the pleasure of participating in this unusual event.

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