Taking steps to Open Science with scientists at all career stages

KNAW Open Science in psychology and cognitive neuroscience meeting December 9, 2019 In recent years, many efforts have been made to shift the field of psychology and cognitive neuroscience towards Open Science. This is an umbrella term under which many different initiatives fall to make research more open: increasing transparency, sharing data, open access to research papers, diversity of researchers, …

Juvenile Antisocial Behavior during Covid-19

PhD Candidate Ilse van de Groep has written a blog (in Dutch) for NeurolabNL about antisocial behavior during the current crisis. Together with Resist project research assistant Merel Spaander, she explains why youth show (more of) this type of behavior during the lockdown, and why it is particularly important to help the most vulnerable amongst them.

Connecting Society Together

SYNC stands for Society, Youth and Neuroscience Connected. This is not just a catchy acronym; it truly reflects our mission: To bridge multiple levels of measurement to understand how young people develop into contributing members of society. All of society: regardless of origin, skin color, gender, education level, or sexual preference. We are concerned about how the recent events of …

PhD Research in Times of Corona: How I Try to Adapt

As a PhD candidate, you carry out research that no one has ever done before to answer questions that have never been answered. After a few years, this – hopefully – results in a thesis that clearly makes a novel contribution to the existing literature and a doctorate. This is a daunting task – it takes a lot of motivation …

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SYNC ànd swim! Starting a new lab during COVID-19

When I decided to start a new lab, I knew it would be an adventure. But I never imagined our first challenge would be to start a lab in quarantine! In April 2020, my lab and I transferred to Erasmus University Rotterdam. In reality, of course, we started from home, but we all tried to make the best of it. …