11 February 2021

What makes doing science so attractive to Dorine Swinkels, professor of Laboratory Medicine? And was Maroeska Rovers, professor of Evidence-based Surgery ever confronted with sloppy science or questionable research practices? Which temptations did geriatrician and professor of Clinical Geriatrics Marcel Olde Rikkert successfully withstand to stay on track in science?

Anything you ever wanted to ask these Radboudumc scientists, you can ask them during the online College Tour on 9 March 2021. Talk show host Dr Jos Kole will invite three experienced researchers from Radboudumc to talk freely about their successes and failures in research, the ambitions and dreams that drive them in science, their motivation and (perhaps sometimes?) desperation in doing research. What does make the life of a scientist meaningful? How did great success come about? Which discoveries are they most proud of?

Scientific integrity is often associated with avoiding fraud and keeping away from questionable research practices and sloppy science. Yet, this is a rather negative way to approach scientific integrity. Having attended several classes, courses and workshops on research integrity, one may easily get the idea that science is a muddy practice, better to be avoided than to join in. During this College Tour talk show, we want to turn things around and shed light on the other, more positive side: why is it so engaging to do research in an excellent way?

Of course, we won’t shut our eyes for all the things that may go wrong, the negative consequences of hard competition and perverse incentives. Yet, there is much that makes science worthwhile and there all kinds of reason to try to do science in the best way possible.

Questions for the guests

During the College Tour you can submit your questions for Dorine, Maroeska and Marcel via the chat. If you already have some questions for them you can submit them during registration.

Time and location

Tuesday 9 March 16:00 – 17:30 hrs
Due to Corona-restrictions the meeting will be a webinar. The webinar link will be sent to you after registration.

Registration

Registration is required. Please register via www.radboudumc.nl/researchintegrityrounds.

Target group

We invite all master students, junior and senior researchers and other staff members to attend this event and join the discussion.
 
Please note that PhD candidates can add the Research Integrity Rounds to their Training and Supervision Plan.

Related news items


ADP/ATP carrier inhibitor characteristics identified

3 March 2021

Tom Schirris and colleagues, published an article entitled “Characterization of drug-induced human mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier inhibition” in Theranostics.

read more

Water as a new tool for cardiac screening for chest pain

2 March 2021

Patients with chest pain not caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries often do not know the cause of their symptoms. Scientists at the Radboudumc have successfully used a new technique to investigate other causes in the coronary arteries of the heart.

read more

Reducing sitting time improves blood flow in the brain and in the legs

2 March 2021

During a regular day, the average person sits for 8-10 hours. These high levels of sitting time seem linked to an increased risk for both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

read more

Real-time dialogue with a dreaming person is possible

25 February 2021

Dreams take us to what feels like a different reality. They also happen while we're fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers to them. But a new international study shows that, in fact, they can.

read more

Vulnerable Nijmegen citizens less likely to visit GP physically due to corona

23 February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in Nijmegen and the surrounding area led to a substantial decrease in GP consultations for patients with chronic physical health problems.

read more

SATB1 - Three classes of mutations and their unique rare diseases

18 February 2021

Recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have made it possible to uncover the causes of multiple rare diseases. A new collaborative study describes how three classes of mutation within the same gene result in different neurodevelopmental disorders.

read more