The BAPS Junior Day, 27th May 2021
The BAPS2021 conference will start with the BAPS junior day on the 27th May 2021. The afternoon session is aimed at young researchers and it will involve three sequential activities (see details below). Whether you are a bachelor or master student interested in research, a motivated PhD student, or a passionate post-doctoral researcher, please come and join us!
"Pitch your research" Workshop
15 minute break
Open Science Session
15 minute break
- "Pitch your research" Workshop: Communicating your research is key to spreading knowledge, whether in a conference, or to a general public audience. However, exercise of this skill is not always easy. This workshop will consist of ten short presentations by young researchers (3min each), followed by a workshop on efficient scientific communication by Joeri Wielandts. He will share his expertise developed as a trainer in transferable skills at the KULeuven, where he has been coaching young researchers for many years.
- New trends in open science: Recent developments have changed the landscape of open science, particularly in psychology. Hot topics will be discussed as well as new developments that are on the rise. Based on their personal experiences and struggles, two top-researchers in psychology heavily involved with open science will share their practical tips and tricks to use open science in every (research)day life. Remi Gau came to open science through the 'replication crisis'. In his opinion, sharing code and data could go a long way to help solve some of the problems that have plagued psychology, and the open science community can provide a tremendous help to any project. Tom Heyman shares this view and will focus on the up and downsides of pre-registration and pre-registered reports as a way to promote more transparent research. Those who already want a ’sneak peek’ should take a look at this awesome blog post by Tom: http://www.the100.ci/2019/11/06/sequential-testing-replication-and-the-unconscious/
- Well-being in research: Recent studies have shown that the mental health of young researchers is poor. Nature recently called out the crisis in early researchers. But what exactly is the problem? And what can we do about it? During his talk, Yorick Peterse will explain how this problem has arisen and how it can be adequately addressed on a daily basis. As a teaser, you can read one of his nice blog posts for more info: https://blogs.plos.org/thestudentblog/2018/07/25/addressing-the-mental-health-crisis-among-doctoral-researchers-part-i
The afternoon provides an excellent opportunity to start the BAPS 2021 meeting with informal but informative discussions, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to meet other (young) researchers in Belgium (even from your own university!). Although the afternoon is aimed at young researchers, everyone is more than welcome to come to the sessions!
If you have any questions about the day, you can email: email@example.com
You can register for the BAPS junior day using the registration tab above. On the day before the meeting (26th May), one of the organisers will email the registered persons with a link and a personalised passcode to enter the Junior Day. The meeting will be organised using the Zoom software.