Introduction Day for new PhD students 2016

Cluster Research & Valorization

Programme 4 February 2016

8:30-9:00 Registration Foyer
9:00-10:00 Opening session

Prof Dr Frank Witlox, Director Doctoral School of Natural Sciences

Welcome Address
9:15 Dr Karen Vandevelde,
Senior Policy Advisor Research
Career planning How can you plan for the career ahead when so much is still unknown? In this session we look at your career as an investment: some things are unpredictable, but you can acquire the art to respond well to chances and choices.


Coffee break Peristilium


Hot topic lectures Aula
10:30 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh,
Coordinator Scientific Communication University Library
Getting your research out there: scientific communication You spend your days doing research. When results come out, you want to share this with the world. How can you optimize your scientific communication?
11:00 Dr Myriam Mertens, Policy advisor Data management University Library Managing your research data: why is it important? This session will introduce doctoral students to the topic of research data management (RDM). RDM encompasses a range of activities to ensure that research data are reliable, secure, sustainable, accessible and reusable.
11:30 Ms Stefanie Van der Burght, Research Integrity Officer Research Integrity @ Ghent University This short general overview teaches you all the buzz words and basics you need to follow up on the topic of research integrity in a more profound manner.
12:00 Prof Dr Frank Witlox

Q & A


    12:30-14:00 Networking lunch Peristilium
    13:30-14:00 Parallel special interest sessions (optional) Various locations
    Option 1 Dr Katrien Daemen-De Gelder, Policy advisor Doctoral Schools Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Doctoral Schools* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) This session will give attendees an insight into the practicalities of the doctoral training programme. Aula
    Option 2 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh Demo Academic Bibliography Academieraadzaal
    Option 3 Staff Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit Meet the Doctoral Schools Coordination Unit Foyer
    14:00-14:30 Plenary session Aula
    14:00 Mr Max Friedle, PhD student Ghent University & founder of Friedle Training Public Speaking - The power of words What makes a good speaker? Whose ideas can I rely on? And why should I care?
    14:45-17:15 Parallel workshops Various locations
    Option 1 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh & Dr Myriam Mertens How to register your publications in Biblio? & how to write a data management plan? The first part of the workshop focuses on registration in and use of the academic bibliography. In the second part of the workshop, doctoral students will learn how they can plan their data management by writing a data management plan (DMP). PC-class Pol & Soc & PC-class Rechten, Paddenhoek
    Option 2 Ms Esther De Smet, Senior Policy Advisor Research & Curator of @ResearchUGent Impact is Coming Join Esther for a workshop that will take you on a quest discovering how your research can make a difference for the realms of men. Refter, Het Pand, Onderbergen
    Option 3 Ms Stefanie Van der Burght Become R.I.Ch. at Ghent University Always looking for ways to improve your research? Look at your daily research practice critically and detect its strengths, respond to pitfalls better and have a positive effect on the quality of your research! Aula


    Plenary sessions: Aula UGent, Voldersstraat, 9000 Gent

    Workshops: Aula UGent, Voldersstraat, 9000 Gent; Het Pand, Onderbergen, 9000 Gent; PC-rooms Paddenhoek, Paddenhoek, 9000 Gent


    Registration is closed