Gerben ter Riet (HvA): Urban Vitality Open Science Checklist: No Time to Waste
In medical research alone, each year, hundreds of billions of euros are wasted, due to poor questions, poor choice of methodologies, poor reporting and archiving. The Open Science Checklist aims to optimize research projects, from start to end, in order to research waste and increase transparency. The checklist’s innovation power lies in its practical, yet powerful combination of four inspirational sources: avoidance of research waste, replicability, integrity and openness. By embracing the checklist, research institutions and researchers alike, can contribute to the prevention of research waste through optimizing the quality and transparency of their results – changing the research climate in a positive sense.
Emitzá Guzmán (VU): The Best Ends by the Best Means: Bringing Ethics into Software Computer software is full of ethical problems. It manipulates voters, discriminates by people’s gender, race or social standing, raises enormous privacy problems and is often designed to be highly addictive. Very slowly, Parliaments and Congresses around the world are catching up […]
Barbara Braams (VU): The big Hoe?Zo! Show questions book a book to involve children in science and teach them scientific skills Children are naturally curious and ask a lot of questions. ‘Why do fish have scales and people don’t?’ ‘Why is it warm during summer and cold during winter?’ Unfortunately, not all children grow up […]
Youssef El Bouhassani (HvA): Modular content as a necessary condition for unlocking the potential of algorithms in personalised education The promise of AI to reduce the workload of teachers and create equal opportunities for students is not here yet. The methodology and tools to create modular content, allows both teachers and algorithms to provide personalized […]