Introduction Days for New PhD Candidates 9-10-11 October 2017 - campus ETTERBEEK

Introduction Days for New PhD Candidates

During the introduction days, starting doctoral candidates are introduced to the offers and support of the Doctoral Schools and the Central PhD Office, to Scientific Integrity (a course every starting researcher should follow!), Intellectual Property Rights, how to work with Pure and publish your output. You also learn to know other starting PhD candidates.


Monday 09/10/2017  (this day is mandatory for all new phd candidates) in room G1.023

Don’t miss out the change to get a wrap up about the Doctoral Schools and the Central PhD Office! On the first day, we introduce how we can support you and where you can find the tools to get around easily on our website and Portfolio, and on how to communicate your results to a larger public by Sofie Verkest. In the afternoon you will get an introduction to scientific integrity by Audrey Van Scharen.

Morning: in room G1.023 - starting at 9.30 am

- Doing a PhD at the VUB (dr. Hannelore De Grande, Coördinator Central PhD Office, R&D)
- Wecom talk (Sofie Verkest, Coördinator Science Outreach Office, R&D)
- Introduction by Prof. dr. Jean-Paul Van Bendegem (?)
- PhD candidates...
- NSE PhD Network (NSE PhD Network) (?)

Afternoon: in room G1.023

- Research integrity by Audrey Van Scharen (R&D)

A quick glance at Research Ethics requirements

Whether your research is within the (bio)medical, engineering, sciences, humanities or social sciences field, it has an impact on society. It is important to be aware of that impact and reflect on how to reduce the negative parts guided by ethics and legislation. This lecture will guide you through the existing ethical legislation, regulations and committees:

-          Does your research need ethics approval? 

-          To which ethics committee do you have to submit your research?

-          What will the committee verify?

What is Research Integrity?

With the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of ‘ALL European Academies’ (ALLEA), new guidelines in good research practices at a European level are in place. We will provide you with basic knowledge on good research practices, important VUB regulations and proceedings in case of research misconduct and examples of cases on plagiarism, falsification, fabrication or questionable research practices.


19.00:                      VUB Fuckup Night: Find all the info and registration here

Tuesday 10/10/2017 (cancelled due to strike NMBS - new date announced soon)

10.00-12.00:          ‘Introduction to PURE’ (Kyle Van Gaeveren,
                                Research & Data Management Department)

Wednesday 11/10/2017                                       

10.00-12.30:          ‘Introduction to Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer’ (dr. Hugo Loosvelt, TTI)  in room K0 - Aud.6 -   FULL!

13.30-16.30:          ‘Publishing and registering your output’ (Lucy Amez, Research & Data Management Department) in room D2.06 -   FULL!





Registrations CLOSED!! You can join our next introday in February!

Questions about the compulsary part?

Check the FAQ here