29 October 2020

The annual RIMLSPeaks 2020 session on the topic of recognition and rewarding was organized last week.

Over 40 senior scientists and staff members attended the online meeting, which was hosted by Rene Bindels and Science journalist and political scientist Malou van Hintum. They took us along during this meeting in an inspiring way and made us think about questions such as how we recognize and value our scientists now and in the future.

The day was introduced by our guest speakers Rianne Letschert, the rector of Maastricht University, one of the leaders of this movement in the Netherlands and Rita Struhkamp from ZonMW, one of the funding agencies of the Netherlands who will both gave their views on the theme from different angles.

During this meeting, many of the following aspects of recognition and appreciation were discussed interactively: ''What does the evaluation system of the scientists actually look like in the future? Is it a good development to put less emphasis on the number of publications and to focus on the impact of the research? How can we express competences such as good leadership in the future? What do we expect from team science: it sounds good to have an impact as a team, but what is a team really? And how do you ensure that the individual also comes into its own? ''

Together we spent 2,5 hours discussing the topic of rewarding and recognition, team science and leadership and Siroon Bekkering felt lucky enough to attend the session as well, in order to give the perspective of a younger scientist in the middle of all the crazy pressure. Blog Siroon Bekkering

Guest speakers Rianne Letschert (left) & Rita Struhkamp (middle) and host Malou van Hintum (right)

ZOOM pictures RIMLSpeaks 2020

  • Want to know more about these subjects? Click on the buttons below for more news.


Related news items

Radboudumc research most lungs recover well after COVID-19

26 November 2020

In severe COVID-19 patients the lung tissue recovers well in most cases. This is shown in research by the Radboudumc, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Striking conclusion: patients who were referred by the general practitioner recover worse than ICU patients.

read more

Marianne Boenink has been appointed professor in Ethics of Healthcare

26 November 2020

Health scientist and philosopher Marianne Boenink has been appointed professor in Ethics of Healthcare at the Radboud University/ Radboudumc, as of 1 August 2020.

read more

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on (future) parents and their babies

26 November 2020

While the corona crisis affects all of us, people who have just started a family or are trying to, are doing this in a sub-optimal situation. Researchers are trying to find out how the ongoing crisis is affecting them.

read more

COVID-19 and the kidney overview of papers

26 November 2020

Within the research theme Renal Disorders several studies were initiated to contribute to the knowledge on COVID-19. Check out our overview of the papers that originated from these studies.

read more

Hydroxychloroquine against malaria appears to block 'trained immunity'

25 November 2020

Raphaël Duivenvoorden and colleagues have discovered an as yet unknown effect of hydroxychloroquine, which are published in Cell Reports Medicine.

read more

NWO XS awarded to identify X inactivation proteins

24 November 2020

NWO XS awarded to the lab of Hendrik Marks for identification of proteins that inactivate the female X chromosome.

read more