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The year 2020 has not been an easy one. Many of us have struggled with data collection, uncertainty around extension of our contracts, and inadequate workspaces at home. Some of us could not return home to be with our families, and many have had to deal with loneliness and dispiritedness.
PNN recognizes this, and will continue to stand up for the rights of PhDs, such as better working conditions, and accessibility of necessary facilities. We will continue to monitor the impact of the corona crisis on PhD candidates and their PhD trajectories, and pay special attention to PhD’s mental health and wellbeing. We cannot do this without the invaluable help of our members and partner organisations.
We hope you will enjoy the Winter holidays despite the extraordinary circumstances, and wish you a happy, healthy new year!
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The majority of PhD candidates are encouraged to practice Open Science (74.1%). This has emerged from the ninth and last report of PNN based on the PNN PhD Survey. In this survey 1,601 PhD candidates were asked about their PhD trajectory. The Open Science practice that is most often encouraged is publishing open access articles (63.3%), followed by sharing research data (34.1%). Continue reading “Press release: Three-quarters of PhD candidates are encouraged to participate in Open Science”