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A Reflection on the Topsport Analogy

The last months were filled with a heated public debate on whether academia should be seen as ‘topsport’ (the Dutch term for professional sports). Funnily, right before these public discussions, we had our own local discussions with proponents of the topsport analogy. After thinking a lot about this complex topic, we will argue in this post that viewing science as […]

Critical People in Academia – An Interview with Rink Hoekstra

Last year, I conducted interviews with researchers about their attitudes towards open science. Some interviewees told me that people are easily put into camps, among others ‘the open science movement’ or ‘the critical people’. Such a label might trigger different reactions or even prejudice. Being interested in dynamics within academia, I was curious about what motivates ‘a critical person’ and […]