Open science and pre-registration: let’s unite instead of fight

Open science and pre-registration, why am I writing a blog about this? I often hear that PhD’s perceive their work as stressful, competitive, solitary and disconnected with the rest of the world. A seemingly unrelated problem is the private profit maximization and the collective inefficiency in information asymmetries that are inherent in competitive markets. What … Continue reading Open science and pre-registration: let’s unite instead of fight

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Vlog/promo: online engagement, video making and open science

Hi there. I've developed a short promo for our newest course, in collaboration with the VU Graduate Winter School. You can watch the promo/vlog BY CLICKING HERE.  <<<<<<<<<<< During the course you will learn more about online engagement and video making. You will receive an extensive pitch and video making training. During the course we will … Continue reading Vlog/promo: online engagement, video making and open science

COURSE manual: Reaching the crowd

The following course is hosted by the VU Graduate Winter School between the 14th and 18th of January 2019 at the VU University. You can read the complete course manual here. If you want to apply, click here.  Reaching the crowd: Video making and online engagement for research promotion, transparency and impact. Contact summary Course level … Continue reading COURSE manual: Reaching the crowd

10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part II – Blog #3

This is the second part of the 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding as a financial tool is not 100% a new thing. Can we even say it is a new thing, and is it an attractive tool? Well there are some features that make crowdfunding unique. Below we discuss 3 additional characteristics of crowdfunding. … Continue reading 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part II – Blog #3

Crowdfunding research: how does that work?

Written by Connie van Uffelen news editor at the Delta Journalistic platform TU Delft.  Is crowdfunding an option to finance your research? PhD student Claire van Teunenbroek from the Centre for Philanthropic Studies at the VU is exploring that topic. Lees in het Nederlands As a researcher, you are increasingly dependent on research funding from third … Continue reading Crowdfunding research: how does that work?

10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part I – Blog #2

In this blog series we want to determine whether an increasing focus on crowdfunding is a logical step for the philanthropic sector.  Is crowdfunding in line with the next generation of givers? In order to answer this question I will present the 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding. The word 'crowdfunding' appeared more than ten years … Continue reading 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part I – Blog #2

Crowdfunding science-only projects: Good alliance, or bad marriage?

Slides of the presentation: Crowdfunding for Science_VanTeunenbroek2018 I've been asked to provide a lecture about the possibilities of crowdfunding to fund scientific projects (that is science-only crowdfunding). For a short preview, see below: There is an increasing focus on third party funding to support scientific research, since it can be a resourceful way for scholars and … Continue reading Crowdfunding science-only projects: Good alliance, or bad marriage?

The 4 basics of crowdfunding – Blog#1

This is the first blog of the new blog series: all you need to know about crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is an online funding tool that emerged in 2006 here in Amsterdam. In this blog I explain the four key concepts of crowdfunding: the initiator, the platform, the project and the donors. This blog will provide you … Continue reading The 4 basics of crowdfunding – Blog#1

Crowdfunding for science: let it be?

I am often asked about the opportunity of crowdfunding to fund scientific projects. Is it of any use? Isn't it insignificant, meaning that the amounts assembled are too small. In my opinion crowdfunding should not be overlooked and is has its opportunities. Is it a savior? No it is not, but what is? Well, not a … Continue reading Crowdfunding for science: let it be?