There are some documents endorsed by a large number of EU organizations, reporting recommendations on general principles and requirements applicable to researchers, employers and founders and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. When you write a proposal (at least at EU level) it is fundamental stating that these principles will be respected. Other […]

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Are the methods for evaluating scientists the best way for understanding their capabilities and the quality of the science they are developing? Number of publications, number of citations, h-index, amount of money, paper metrics. All these numbers should resume our career. What about the quality of our research? The reality is that these numbers are […]

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As researchers we are often dealing with different type of contracts and different rules according to the country where we move. This means difficult management of: activity, pension scheme (http://biondiriccardo.it/researching-the-pension/), affiliation, research funding submission, collaborations requests. Just a simple example: changing institute you may change email and systematically the old email is closed. What if […]

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This is a provocative post which could be appreciated or hated depending on the reader´s role or attitude. When young researchers submit an application or a proposal, it is requested to provide a recommendation letter written by the actual or former supervisor or to provide some reference names able to support your application. In the […]

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