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  • Young researchers receive Heineken Young Scientists Awards May 23, 2018

    The KNAW has announced the names of the four young researchers who will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Awards. Socio-legal scholar Maartje van der Woude, neuropsychologist Marie-José van Tol, biochemist Joost Snijder and earth scientist Peter Bijl will take possession of their awards on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam.

  • Research involving Big Data requires interdisciplinary teamwork May 15, 2018

    Researchers must work much more in teams that include data specialists and, not least, ethical experts, writes the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in its advisory report on Big Data in research involving personal data. The report was published on 15 May 2018.

  • Which role does the brain play in prosocial behavior? May 08, 2018

    A study from Selene Gallo (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, KNAW) investigated whether altering activity in these tactile brain regions while witnessing the pain of others would alter people’s willingness to help. The results, published on 08 May 2018 in eLife, are of great importance to understand our social human nature and to find treatments for pathologies, like psychopath individuals.

  • The Young Academy and Royal Academy delighted with NWO’s 'Refugees in Science’ pilot May 03, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has issued a new call for proposals giving researchers who have fled their native country the opportunity to carry out research for a year. They can be given a one-year contract to work on an existing research project. The application can be submitted by the lead project investigator.

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