Central Europen Centre for Women and Youth in Science
Interdisciplinary Seminars on the Conduct of Science for Early Career Researchers I
3-7 October 2005, Budapest, Hungary. The deadline for applications has passed and the registration list is full.














The CEC-WYS Seminar on Responsible Conduct of Research and Scientific Communication is organised within the framework of the European Project CEC-WYS (www.cec-wys.org) for early career researchers – women and men.



The objectives of the seminar are:


• to provide young researchers with the opportunity to exchange ideas and views related to issues in the Conduct of Science – in particular gender issues in science, project and knowledge management, ethics and supervision-, to reflect on their own practice as researchers, mentors, supervisors and teachers and to obtain further training in these areas.


• to allow all participants to benefit from the experience of their colleagues for the conduct of their research projects and their career development - in particular through practical hands-on workshops providing training in soft skills.


• to allow participants to meet with experts from different countries and to network.


The five-day seminar comprises of:


• One half-day issue session. Experts will provide the conceptual and practical framework of the seminar, dealing with issues like the communication of science, gender issues in research projects, ethics in the conduct of research, knowledge and project management.


Two workshops -held in parallel, each involving 8 researchers and facilitated by an interdisciplinary team of experts-researchers. Participants will be invited to work on their own research projects, addressing practical problems, ranging from developing arguments to communicate the scientific and social interest of their research to ethics and the art of supervision. Facilitators will enhance dialogue, reflexivity, collective learning. In the process, participants are expected to develop and build “transferable and soft” skills.


One half-day session on Written Communication: practical exercises will be conducted using participants’ written productions (abstracts, summaries, posters, introductions of scientific paper or proposals) with a final written exercise in the form of the abstract of a scientific paper or of a research proposal. The written productions will be reviewed collectively.


One full-day session on Career development, addressing the following issues: defining career goals, exploring skills and competencies, identifying development needs, action planning.


Participating researchers are expected to


Send written documents presenting their research projects in the form of abstracts, summaries, full-length papers, posters, research proposals. Photocopies of extracts will be made with the agreement of authors, to be used as support material for group work. Confidential material will not be used.


Bring to the venue posters as supports for information and material for discussion.


Prepare questions on issues they want to be addressed.


Questions can be sent in advance to marie-claude.roland@wanadoo.fr




Applications were received from five countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Final selections were made in July 2005. Successful applicants were informed via email.


Participation details


Trips, accommodation and meals are covered within the framework of the CEC-WYS European project. You can find further details at www.cec-wys.org and www.reflexives-lpr.org


Hotel Info


Accommodation has been arranged in the Alfa Art Hotel, Budapest. Please take a look at the following site for more details. http://www.confhotel.hu/show_hotel.php?id=234&hd=1 And contact Ms Eszter Papp, from HSTF, Budapest eszter.papp@tetalap.hu


Getting to the hotel : We have arranged transport for all participants from the hotel to the site of the meeting, please check the reception area of the hotel for the schedule.


Seminar organisers


are Marie-Claude ROLAND, Linguistics and Research Practices Unit, Coordinator of Young Researchers’ Training Programme, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA-Paris, France) and Eszter Papp, EU and Quality Manager, Tudomanyos es Technologiai Alapitvany, Hungarian Science and Technology Foundation, Budapest, Hungary.


For more information please contact: marie-claude.roland@wanadoo.fr, roland@paris.inra.fr, eszter.papp@tetalap.hu

Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science is a project funded by the European Commission
under Framework Programme 6 in the Structuring the ERA specific programme.