voice of the researchers


Contact

Email: voiceofresearchers(at)gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VoiceOfTheResearchers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Research_Voice

Website: http://voice.euraxess.org/

Aims


A group of ~ 25 researchers selected in April 2012 by the European Commission, "The Voice of the Researchers aims at creating innovative, direct communication channels between European researchers. The overall aim is to allow researchers to play a more active role at the EU level in shaping the development of the European Research Area (ERA)"


News

November 2016


September 2014

RESAVER - A Pan-European Pension Fund for Researchers

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/resaver

6 March 2014 - Euraxess will be on tour through Europe

http://www.facebook.com/EURAXESS.OnTour

21-22 Nov 2013 - The EURAXESS – Voice of the Researchers’ Conference: “Raising Researchers' Voices-opinions on jobs, careers and rights” was held in November 2013 in Brussels (Belgium). More info available at:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20131105110125158

8 Mar 2013 - The Voice of the Researchers Forum is now open to all researchers. If you have brilliant ideas about how to improve research careers, please let us (and the EU Commission) know at:

http://voice.euraxess.org/

23 Oct 2012 - A petition to avoid cuts to the next EU research budget (coordinated by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) and endorsed e.g. by the Young Academy of Europe)

http://www.no-cuts-on-research.eu/index.php?file=petition.htm


Participants


 
 


Panagiotis Batakidis



 


mathematics
 


University of Cyprus

 



Diana Beech
 



political sciences
 



University
of Cambridge
, UK







Miguel Carrion Alvarez




maths










Paulo Renato de Jesus




psychology




University of Lisbon, Portugal






Martin Dominik





astronomy




University of
St. Andrews
, UK
 
 



Maria Cristina Georgiadou
 



engineering
 



University of
Cambridge
, UK




 Maria Gonzalez Aguado


 sociology





University of Salamanca, Spain
 
 



Bruno Gonzalez Zorn
 



medical sciences
 



Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
 



Jasmien Herssens



architecture



University of
Leuven
, Belgium
 




Carmen Hubbard




agriculture




University of
Newcastle
, UK
 


 
Miguel Jorge




engineering



University of
Porto
, Portugal
 
 


Joao Lopes



 chemistry
 


University of
Porto
, Portugal




Martina Marin-Dobrincic



physics



Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
 



 Diana Adela Martin



philosophy



University of Bucarest, Romania
 
 



 


physics
 


University of Messina, Italy
 




Suzanne Miller-Delaney




neuroscience




Royal College
of Surgeons
, Ireland
 

 


 



 physics
 



 University of Utrecht,
the Netherlands
 



Audrey Osler



education



University of Leeds, UK
 



 Bernhard Paetzold



 biology



Centre for
Genomic Regulation
, Barcelona, Spain
 



Triantafillia Papazioga







education

 
 



Marco Pautasso




environment




CNRS,
Montpellier, France
 


 






 



 

engineering
 



 

University Constanta, Romania
 
 



Esther Rodriguez-Villegas
 



engineering
 


Imperial College
London
, UK
 




Kritika Samsi




psychology




King's College,
London, UK
 
 




Thomas Schaefer
 




biochemical engineering




 Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science),
San Sebastian, Spain
  


Kateryna Shalayeva
  


sociology




 






 Past Members



   
 




 Arianna Betti




 philosophy
 



   University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
 



Federica Crivellaro




anthropology




National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Rome, Italy
 




Kevin Foster




zoology




University of Oxford, UK

 



Matthias Loehr




medical sciences



Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
 
 


Dries Maes



 economics



 University
Hasselt
, Belgium
 
 




Michael Sonntag
 




computer science
 




University of Linz,
Austria








Some articles from the Voice of the Researchers forum/blog

http://voice.euraxess.org/ [apologies, website no longer working since Nov 2016]

November 2016

A petition from France:

"En finir avec la precarite dans l'enseignement superieur et la recherche"

October 2016

On the Early Career Researchers meeting at the Royal Society in September 2016

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/research-funding-structures-should-be-tailored-needs-those-doing-science

September 2016

A petition from Flanders:

"The entire Flemish research community is sounding the alarm bell"

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/meer-middelen-voor-een-sterk-fwo


August 2016

UK scientists speak about Brexit pain

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36835566


July 2016


From the UK: “Paper finds increased administration & policy changes are raising stress in scholars”

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/stress-academy-could-cost-universities


June 2016

A petition from Germany:

“Für gute Forschung und Lehre – Argumente gegen die Exzellenzinitiative”

https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/fuer-gute-forschung-und-lehre-argumente-gegen-die-exzellenzinitiative


May 2016


From France: Coupes budgétaires dans la recherche : huit grands chercheurs
dénoncent « un suicide scientifique et industriel »

http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2016/05/23/coupes-budgetaires-dans-la-recherche-huit-grands-chercheurs-denoncent-un-suicide-scientifique-et-industriel_4924612_3232.html


April 2016

Hypercompetition in biomedical research evaluation
and its impact on young scientist careers

http://revistes.iec.cat/index.php/IM/article/viewFile/141371/140344

March 2016

Young scientists need to fight for their employment rights
February 2016

Copenhagen University announces drastic staff cuts

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160203182208163

December 2015

"Wie geht es euch?" – das haben wir junge Wissenschaftler gefragt

http://www.zeit.de/2015/49/junge-wissenschaftler-karriere-wissenschaft-professur-arbeitsbedingungen/komplettansicht

November 2015

Ohne Sicherheit ist keine Freiheit
- Zur Zukunft der Arbeit an Österreichs Universitäten.

http://sammelpunkt.philo.at:8080/2495/


Die 2nd Voice of the Researchers Conference musste
aufgrund der Sicherheitslage in Brüssel abgesagt werden

http://www.mittelbau-phil.uni-koeln.de/voice-of-the-researchers-conference-abgesagt/


July 2015


Achieving speaker gender equity at the American Society
for Microbiology general meeting

http://mbio.asm.org/content/6/4/e01146-15.full



June 2015


April 2015

A time limit on postdoctoral contracts: The French experience

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2015_04_30/caredit.a1500111




March 2015




December 2014

Two reports highlight the plight of postdocs on both sides of the pond aiming for academia.

http://www.nature.com/news/harsh-reality-1.16465



November 2014


How postdocs benefit from building a union

http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e05614




October 2014

Marek Kosmulski (2014) Careers of young Polish chemists.
Scientometrics, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-014-1461-x




September 2014

Put focus back on basic research, say science unions. Survey of 12 countries shows discontent with governments that prioritize short-term rewards.

http://www.nature.com/news/put-focus-back-on-basic-research-say-science-unions-1.15817


Sven Sewitz (2014) The excellence agenda is a Trojan Horse for austerity.
Research Fortnight

http://www.researchresearch.com/index.php?option=com_news&template=rr_2col&view=article&articleId=1346207



Francesco Sylos Labini (2014) The ERC must take risks to make the most of Europe’s scientists. Research Europe

http://www.researchresearch.com/index.php?option=com_news&template=rr_2col&view=article&articleId=1346425




August 2014

Tracey Baas (2014) Getting researchers off the grant treadmill. SciBx

http://www.nature.com/scibx/journal/v7/n33/full/scibx.2014.972.html



July 2014

French scientists are increasingly alarmed about what they see as a dearth of funds in labs and universities and poor prospects for those hoping to start a career in research

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/07/french-science-needs-smarter-spending-oecd-says.html



June 2014

University staff frustrated by lack of jobs - Guardian survey shows academics feel burdened by heavy workload and lack of career opportunities

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/may/12/lack-jobs-hinders-progress-university-staff





EU science chief wants greater voice for experts - Anne Glover says that better access to evidence helps policy-makers to make informed choices.

http://www.nature.com/news/eu-science-chief-wants-greater-voice-for-experts-1.15445



April 2014

The value(s) of science - An open inquiry into the ethics of Horizon 2020

February 2014

Launch of the Widespread ERA Chairs, to support outstanding researchers in low performing EU regions


January 2014



December 2013

Laura Greenhalgh (2013) Short-term posts feed academic insecurity.
Mounting frustration at constant quest for funding. Research Europe

http://www.researchresearch.com/index.php?option=com_news&template=rr_2col&view=article&articleId=1340146



November 2013

Diana Beech (2013) Raising researchers' voices in Europe.
University World News, Issue No. 295

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20131105110125158




October 2013

Mobility disincentive? Switching institutions or research groups can delay tenure
September 2013

Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (2013) Was it worth it?
An empirical analysis of over-education among PhD recipients in Italy.
Centro interuniversitario di Economia Applicata alle Politiche per l'Industria,
lo Sviluppo locale e l'Internazionalizzazione. IDEAS Working Paper 1302

http://ideas.repec.org/p/cme/wpaper/1302.html




July 2013


Jevin D. West, Jennifer Jacquet, Molly M. King,
Shelley J. Correll & Carl T. Bergstrom (2013)
The role of gender in scholarly authorship.
PLoS One 8, 7: e66212

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0066212




June 2013


Ian James Kidd (2013) Feyerabend on science and education.
Journal of Philosophy of Education, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12009




May 2013

Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Elena-Perez & Ana Fernandez-Zubieta (2013)
Research-mobility and job-stability: is there a trade-off?
Paper to be presented at the 35th DRUID Celebration
Conference 2013, Barcelona, Spain, June 17-19

http://druid8.sit.aau.dk/acc_papers/cas4vt2mg7f44j0it5pqb5e0g6qd.pdf




Apr 2013

Robert Doubleday & James Wilsdon (editors) (2013)
Future directions for scientific advice in Whitehall.

http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/1/fdsaw.pdf




March 2013

Sujay S. Kaushal & Jonathan M. Jeschke (2013)
Collegiality versus competition: how metrics
shape scientific communities.
BioScience 63, 3: 155-156

http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2013.63.3.3




Feb 2013


Chessa A, Morescalchi A, Pammolli F, Penner O, Petersen AM & Riccaboni M (2013)
Is Europe evolving toward an integrated research area?
Science 339, 6120: 650-651

http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1227970




Jan 2013

Jochen Roose (2013) How European is European identification?
Comparing continental identification in Europe and beyond.
Journal of Common Market Studies, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12005




Mark Fishman, Robert Cross & Brigitta Tadmor (2013) Better connected.
Nature 493: 709–710



Japan Stimulus to Boost Science

- Science Insider, 11 Jan 2013

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/01/japan-stimulus-to-boost-science.html




Shelley A. Adamo (2013) Attrition of women in the biological sciences:
workload, motherhood, and other explanations revisited.
BioScience 63, 1: 43-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2013.63.1.9





Dec 2012


Giulia Anichini & Suzanne de Cheveigné (2012)
Overview of research related to science in society in Europe.
Science and Public Policy 39, 6: 701-709

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scs088




Nov 2012

Richard N. Zare (2013) American Universities at risk.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201205709





Oct 2012


Improving Wikipedia entries for notable women scientists
should be only the start for a higher profile for women in science
(Athene Donald, Nature (Column, World View) – 22 October 2012)

http://www.nature.com/news/throw-off-the-cloak-of-invisibility-1.11638




A consultation of the European Commission on directions for
future and emerging technologies research

It’s an ear open to scientists, researchers, engineers, innovators,
artists, entrepreneurs and citizens (until November 30th 2012)

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fet-proactive/fetconsult2012_en.html



A special issue on the changing global landscape of research

http://www.nature.com/news/global-mobility-science-mapped-out-1.11585




Barrera FN & Neira JL (2012)
Turbulent times in southern European science.
The Lancet 380, 9849: 1229-1230

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961715-2/fulltext




Conor O’Carroll (2012) Researcher mobility: EU scientific visa is a success in Ireland.

Nature (correspondence) 490: 176 (11 October 2012, with a link to Euraxess!)

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v490/n7419/full/490176b.html




A report of the European Commission on research professions

“Excellence, equality and entrepreneurialism
- building sustainable research careers in the European Research Area”

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/pdf/research_policies/ExpertGrouponResearchProfession.pdf




Sep 2012


A report from the French Academy of Sciences with
a survey of public research in France and suggestions about how to improve it.

Sorry, it’s in French… (with not even a summary in English)

Rapport de l’Académie des sciences, 25 Septembre 2012
« Remarques et propositions sur les structures de la recherche publique en France »

http://www.academie-sciences.fr/activite/rapport/rads0912.pdf




A Careers Feature in Nature by Karen Kaplan,

“Postdocs: a voice for the voiceless”,
on the US National Postdoctoral Association and its international influence

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7416/full/nj7416-461a.html




A news item from Nature: Natasha Gilbert (2012) EU battles over research billions.
Politicians will spend the next few months negotiating cuts to Horizon 2020’s budget.

http://www.nature.com/news/eu-battles-over-research-billions-1.11389

Also, here are some statistics from the last round of the ERC starting grants

http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/document/file/erc_2012_stg_statistics.pdf




A Naturejobs column by Mary Anne Holmes, who shows that
“the right administrative system can ease the job search for dual-career couples”

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7415-327a?WT.ec_id=NATUREjobs-20120920




A podcast of ‘the Life Scientific’ from BBC radio 4
has an interview with Professor Sunetra Gupta,
she’s both a novelist and a scientist who studies infectious diseases

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/tls




Corinne A. Moss-Racusin, John F. Dovidio, Victoria L. Brescoll,
Mark J. Graham & Jo Handelsman (2012)
Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students.
PNAS, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1211286109




A study from Sweden

Rickard Danell & Mikael Hjerm (2012) Career prospects
for female university researchers have not improved.
Scientometrics, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-012-0840-4




Aug 2012


Kristen Andersen (2012) Women in science – improving the prospects.
Science 337: 648 http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1225537

(a book review of “Breaking into the Lab – Engineering Progress for Women in Science”
by Sue V. Rosser, New York University Press, 2012)




July 2012

A contribution from the Guardian (July 2011) on
“why more women should consider a career in science”

http://careers.guardian.co.uk/women-science-careers




The twitter list of realwomeninscience selected by the EU commission

https://twitter.com/#!/EU_Commission/realwomeninscience/members

(they’ve started a second list since reaching the 500 members in the first list)

https://twitter.com/#!/EU_Commission/realwomeninscience2/members




More than 75 TED Talks given by women in science and technology

http://blog.ted.com/2012/07/03/more-than-75-tedtalks-showing-women-in-science-and-tech/




A recent article from Research Europe with ideas about
“how EU policymakers could do more to let women scientists thrive”

http://www.researchresearch.com/index.php?option=com_news&template=rr_2col&view=article&articleId=1206908




May 2012


Markus Lehmkuhl, Christina Karamanidou, Tuomo Mörä, Kristina Petkova,
Brian Trench & AVSA – Team (2012) Scheduling science on television:
a comparative analysis of the representations of science in 11 European countries.
Public Understanding of Science, in press

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662511436070




The European Peer Review Guide –
Integrating Policies and Practices into Coherent Procedures
(from the European Science Foundation, 2011)

http://www.esf.org/activities/mo-fora/peer-review.html




A contribution to the New York Times Review of Books by Steven Weinberg

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/may/10/crisis-big-science/?page=1






A survey on European Research Foundations

http://www.efc.be/News/Documents/UNDERSTANDING%20EUROPEAN%20RESEARCH%20FOUNDATIONS.pdf





Apr 2012



John Brennan (2012) Is there a future for Higher Education institutions
in the knowledge society? European Review 20, 2: 195-202

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1062798711000421




Ludmila Ivancheva & Elissaveta Gourova (2011)
Challenges for career and mobility of researchers in Europe.
Science and Public Policy 38, 3: 185-198

http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/030234211X12834251302445





The latest Eurobarometer report states (at page 16, section 3.1.
on priorities for innovation, based on 2011 survey data) that:

“Europeans make ‘refocusing research on new challenges such as climate change, energy efficiency and efficiency of resources’ the top EU priority for innovation. As a first choice, this action clearly outstrips ‘increasing finance for research’ (…) and ‘encouraging cooperation between researchers’.

Here is the whole document:

http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb76/eb76_eu20_en.pdf




A recent contribution on ‘the failure of European intellectuals?” by Jan-Werner Mueller

(luckily there is a question mark at the end of the title…)

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2012-04-11-muller-en.html




An interview earlier this year on the Guardian
with Umberto Eco on European identity (sorry if already read)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/26/umberto-eco-culture-war-europa





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