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Adjustments to call for proposal Knowledge infrastructure for animal research

With effect from 1 January 2023, we have implemented several changes in the procedure for applying for funding for the module Knowledge infrastructure of our programme More Knowledge with Fewer Animals (Dutch acronym: MKMD). This concerns the modules ‘Realising systematic literature research for studies involving experimental animals’, ‘Publishing neutral/negative results from experiments involving animals’, and the workshop ‘ Systematic...

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Go abroad or stay at home? 15 young scholars get chance to gain international research experience

Fifteen researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.

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Talent Scheme newsflash: 2023 schedule confirmed

The schedule with the 2023 submission dates for the Talent Scheme (Veni, Vidi, Vici) has been confirmed. Some changes have been made in the procedures of the new rounds, all designed to further simplify and save both applicants' and reviewers' precious time.

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31 research teams will be able to start their projects thanks to funding from the ZonMw Open Competition

31 research teams will be able to start their project thanks to funding from the ZonMw Competition round 2021, which has a total budget of €24.2 million. Each research team will receive an average of €750,000 for their project. Six of the research teams will receive an additional €250,000 for investment in infrastructure.

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Mapping integrity: a scientific and personal challenge

Fenneke Blom (Amsterdam UMC) and colleagues brought together existing initiatives that encourage research integrity and accommodated them at The Embassy of Good Science. Anyone working to promote research integrity can now draw on these initiatives for ideas and inspiration. Fenneke looks back at her project, which was both a scientific and a personal challenge.

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15 young clinicians with a PhD will set up their first line of scientific research

15 young clinicians who hold a PhD will each receive a maximum grant of 200,000 euros from the Clinical Fellows research programme to set up their first own line of scientific research. With their research projects they will also create a bridge between clinical and scientific research.

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Talent Scheme newsflash: simplified application process and planning 2023

The introduction of a two-stage assessment procedure will streamline the application process for the entire Talent Scheme. In addition, the submission dates for the pre-proposals for the 2023 Talent Scheme are largely known: 14 March for the Vici and 5 September for the Veni. The deadline for the Vidi pre-proposal will fall in the last quarter of 2023.

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ZonMw signs Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

On 28 October, ZonMw signed the European ‘Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment’. This agreement between the European Commission and Science Europe (the European research organisations) contains agreements on how research results should be assessed with the aim of improving the quality and impact of research.

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Research integrity at universities of applied sciences: are researchers and directors taking responsibility?

In 2019 Rob van der Sande, lector at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, launched a ZonMw project to develop integrity training courses for the universities of applied sciences (UASs). Three years on, he is conducting an interim review with Susan Berentsen, UAS lecturer and leader of the implementation project. Is research integrity more than data management, privacy and statistical significance? Why did they decide to focus on training for...

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Programme day Human Measurement Models

On the 4th of October, researchers, non-profit organisations and companies gathered for the yearly Programme day Human Measurement Models. The theme of this day was to exchange knowledge about the development of new human measurement models which uses humans as a base: the so-called ‘human measurement models’. These models are based on human material, such as stem cells, tissue after an operation or ‘Organ-On-A-Chip’.

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