Introduction Day for new PhD students 2018


Research & Valorization

Programme 8 February 2018

8:30-9:00 Registration Auditorium NB II, Universiteitstraat
9:00-10:00 Opening session
Auditorium NB II

Prof Dr Marysa Demoor, director Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law

Welcome address
9:15 Dr Karen Vandevelde, Senior Policy Advisor Research What do PhD graduates do? (temporarily available) How can you plan for the career ahead when so much is still unknown? In this session we look at your PhD as a career investment: some things are unpredictable, but you can acquire the art to respond well to chances and choices.


Hot topic lectures Auditorium NB II
10:00 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, Coordinator Scientific Communication University Library Getting your research out there: scholarly 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? (TBC)
10:30 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), and especially why they should care about it. RDM encompasses a range of activities to ensure that research data are reliable, secure, sustainable, accessible and reusable.
11:00 Ms Stefanie Van der Burght, Research Integrity and Ethics Advisor

RCR, towards an ethical state of mind

Responsible Conduct of Research seems an obvious feature of science but is it so in practice? What are the main features of RCR and how do we deal with these at Ghent University? This presentation offers the highlights from policy over initiatives to specific guidance.
11:30 Prof Dr Marysa Demoor, director Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law

Q & A


    12:00-13:45 Networking lunch Various locations
    14:00-17:00 Parallel workshops Various locations
    Option 1 Ms Inge Van Nieuwerburgh & Dr Myriam Mertens (University Library)

    Creating a Data Management Plan - an Introductory Workshop on Research Data Management

    Followed by a short introduction to the Academic Bibliography of Ghent University

    This workshop will introduce participants to some key RDM topics and the basics of data management planning (incl. creating a data management plan (DMP) using an online tool).

    The workshop will be followed by a practical tips & tricks session on using the UGent Academic Bibliography.

    (Participants bring a laptop or other device with access to Eduroam and a web browser)

    Teaching room Paddenhoek, Paddenhoek
    Option 2 Ms Esther De Smet (Research Department) 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. (TBC) Academieraadzaal, Volderstraat
    Option 3 Ms Stefanie Van der Burght, Dr Katrien Daemen-De Gelder & Dr Dieter De Bruyn (Research Department & Doctoral Schools Office) Want to become R.I.Ch. fast? In this workshop you will learn to recognise the various pitfalls researchers may encounter, discover the many resources that are in place to better respond to red flags, and as a result act more confidently when research integrity comes under pressure. Room Vermeylen, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1
    Option 4 Dr Karen Vandevelde & Dr Nele Bracke (Research Department & Doctoral Schools Office) I can, therefore I am. A slightly different method for measuring progress during your PhD. This workshops is an experiment to test a new tool for assessing your own competency development during your PhD. Expect to walk out of this workshop with more confidence, more vision, and a clearer picture of your individual skills and talent. Room Jan Gillis, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1


    Plenary sessions: Auditorium NB II, Universiteitstraat, 9000 Gent

    Workshops: Academieraadzaal UGent, Voldersstraat, 9000 Gent; Het Pand, Onderbergen, 9000 Gent; Teaching room Paddenhoek, Paddenhoek, 9000 Gent

    Doctoral Training Programme

    PhD researchers who attend the morning session as well as a workshop in the afternoon can include the Introduction Day in the curriculum of their doctoral training programme.


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    PhD researchers can register for the full day or only for the morning programme. Full day attendance is required if you want to include the introduction day in the curriculum of your doctoral training programme.

    Due to the limited capacity of the event, PhD researchers who register for the introduction day but fail to attend, will be charged a no show fee of €100 (except for valid reasons, e.g. illness with doctor's certificate).