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Thread: Appearances with right-wing populists and on TV: ex-#Frontex head Fabrice #Leggeri is causing trouble in the EU border protection agency. He even sneaked back into his old office for a video conference. Frontex threatens ex-director Leggeri with legal consequences. 1/x Image
2/x Actually, #Frontex thought it was rid of Fabrice Leggeri. At the end of April, the Frenchman was pressured to resign from his post as head of Frontex because he had covered up the #Greek refugee #pushbacks in the #Aegean.
3/x His contract was terminated and he was to vacate the office at the agency's headquarters in #Warsaw. But Fabrice Leggeri apparently can't quite let go. While the leadership of the #EU border management agency met last week in #Paris for a supervisory board meeting,
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As someone who knows nothing about cars, I weirdly enjoyed watching #DriveToSurvive on #Netflix, the #FormulaOne docuseries 🏎🏎🏎

I found some interesting parallels with my experiences as an #ECR.

Let me explain...

#AMPlify2022 @AusMusPsySoc @AcademicChatter #ECRchat

Before we get started, I acknowledge my privilege as an academic with ongoing employment.

I acknowledge many ECRs will face additional challenges I haven't covered in this thread. Feel free to add your own observations 😊

OK, "LET'S GO!" (that's an F1 rallying cry, btw!)
🏎 F1 drivers are persistent.

What's the best for ECRs way to emulate them?

Keep showing up, especially in the face of failure:

• pick yourself up after disappointment
• don't let negative feedback derail you
#KeepPushing (a hashtag borrowed from the #F1 world!)
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And #ECRday2022 is off! We're kicking off with a panel on 'The Early Career Journey' with a team of @qub_belfast experts. Before we get started: some housekeeping! Thanks are due to @DNIRE1, Alice at @QUBPostdoc & @WrayRamona for being so amazingly helpful & supportive 🙏
@DNIRE1 @QUBPostdoc @WrayRamona We also need to thank @QUBResearchPol for the funding that enabled us to pay all our speakers & chairs: only right to reward their time, expertise & generosity!
@DNIRE1 @QUBPostdoc @WrayRamona @QUBResearchPol Speaking of chairs, today we are in the hands of @J_O_McCullough, who is a @nbcdtp PhD Candidate at @ModLangs_QUB. Image
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As a member of @ScienceAU, Victoria's Science Society supports the #research sector's ten pledges, seeking commitments from candidates for the Australian Federal #Election2022. Let's run through them all, shall we? #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022
Let's punch *at* our weight in #research funding, at least. It's a matter of investing in our brainpower as a resource for other sectors to draw on, & sustain tertiary #education as one of major exports. #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022
We argue #research #translation is about "bench to #community" - #industry is a big part of that. Public funding established a world class research sector, but the private sector is where we need to build capacity to benefit from that resource. #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022
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New launch! Starting today, @awscloud #AppRunner services can communicate with private endpoints hosted in your VPCs. Simply create a VPC connector by specifying subnet(s) and security group(s) to control egress access from your service to your VPC. /1…
If you are not already familiar with AWS #AppRunner, here is a mini thread with useful links to get started. It is easy to get a secure, auto-scaled, highly-available web app running within a few minutes: /2
#AppRunner is built on #ECS #Fargate. VPC connectors are a new, simple, secure and scalable option for your containers to privately access your VPCs in Fargate, exposed in #AppRunner. /3
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What is in the background of the #Lega-#PiS fallout?
#Lega is divided on the question what should be the party's future direction. There is a growing support for heading to #EPP, which puts pressure on @matteosalvinimi, who is otherwise very pragmatic in this question.
So #Salvini has more options and leeway than his #RadicalRight counterparts, but he also needs palpable results what he can present for his constituency.
Allegedly there was an agreement between #Lega & #PiS (or at least that was Lega's communication in the 🇮🇹 media) that #PiS and some of its #ECR allies will join #ID, and that will be the formal and procedural way to forge a single new #RadicalRight political group in the 🇪🇺.
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We’re off: #ECRday2021 is a go! I’d like to thank @QUBelfast & @UKRI_News for the financial support today. I’m hugely grateful to @SophcoCooper's technical support & @QUBPostdoc for wisdom + advice! The programme for today is here:… 🧵 of the day below...
Thanks to @SophcoCooper for the tech assistance today! As well as being a whizz with tech, she's a scholar of the Irish diaspora. She writes on migration, gender, religion and space. See more here: She also runs: #IrishStudies
Our first panel of #ECRday2021 is on ‘Postdoctoral Fellowships on Projects’. We’ll hear from @comyn_scomyn & @AMFoster_ about the challenges, processes and joys of working on group projects as a #postdoc in the arts, humanities & social sciences. #ECRchat #PhDchat #Academia
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We are kicking of #arthistoryPDD with a welcome address by our chair @GursimOberoi who speaks to the challenges the past year has presented to the professional development of #phd students and #ecr researchers
Research has been put on hold following the closure of libraries, archives and museums; fellowships have been postponed or, in some cases, cancelled; publications delayed; and, in many cases, our projects have been reframed and remoulded as a result of the pandemic.
Many of us have paused our work to support our loved ones or volunteered to support the local community. We have vigorously adapted our way of teaching turning to online and hybrid delivery to guide and advise our students.
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Today I read:
In Search of Shifting and Emergent Librarian Identities: A Philosophical Approach to the Librarian Identity Problem,…

Librarian Identity is something I think about a lot and this paper helped add some critical perspective and insight.
Today I read
Feminist Co-Mentoring: A Model for Academic Professional Development,
A good approach to mentoring, I hope to work this way w peers
"Thus, the goal of co-mentoring is the development of the whole person, not simply [their] intellectual side"
Today I read:
Why your anxiety might also be a superpower, via @thesiswhisperer.
As a professional staff member in research support who does a lot of cross-bound work, I deeply feel Role Ambiguity.
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Lets look how #FASTag is well coordinated for a single agenda - sale of public funded highways to global finance and select interests (who may/may not fund electoral bonds).

Also, a side look on how Federalism is being eaten for breakfast by @CMOTamilNadu #Loot #Alert #Thread
If you own a car / transport business, #FASTag would have been the new #Aadhaar for you with incessant messages / deadlines for mandatory #FASTag et al.

There is lot more to #FASTag than just convinience - Read…

Infrastructure financing, Surveillance etc
The 25 odd years of highway development in India, has seen many different models.

The age old one being - state (Central / State govt) building (and maintaining) highways with its own money from its budget. This is called 'Publicly Funded Highways'
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What's it like being an #ECR #WomanInSTEM?

Well, apparently it's acceptable for senior male colleagues to create your CV, fake a personal statement (getting your research field and degree dates wrong), and then submit to a funding agency.

Without ever discussing it with you.
Yep, this is real.

I only found out when the funders asked if I would be resubmitting my application that wasn't funded in February.

I had to ask them to send it to me to work out who it was behind it!
Update: it has been reported institutionally, and the funder is also aware it was a disingenuous application. We'll see what happens...

And thank you to everyone who has reached out and offered support over this, it is very much appreciated!
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Either through stupidity or spite, the Liberal/National Government's inaction during #COVID-19 will devastate universities. Higher ed drives innovation & growth and will underpin our economic recovery in a changing post-COVID world. (thread)… @uniaus @nteu
Pre-COVID, education was Australia's 3rd largest export sector, earning over $30b a year. Australian universities employ more people than the entire manufacturing sector.…… #ausecon
Due to travel restrictions, Australian unis face at least a short-term loss in revenue of at least $10b. Like other areas of the economy, they're struggling to pay their staff.…
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Who wants to see the #Diversity data for @STFC_Matters, that was released by @UKRI_News last week?

The full data release is here, so if you want to see anything for yourself, go ahead:…
@STFC_Matters funds research & training into astronomy, particle physics, space & planetary sciences & nuclear physics. This is important because @ukhesa only report STFC as #physics – it’s so much more!

STFC have a #equality & #diversity statement here:…
So, let’s start with @STFC_Matters #ethnicity data.

Worth noting that @UKRI_News collate three categories; ethnic minority, white, not disclosed.

We can’t separate out different ethnicity, which is a problem in itself. Image
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Attention subducters! 12 part THREAD on our new @VoiLA_NERC paper in @Nature, led by @Cooper_geo. TL;DR? Not all #subduction zones recycle water the same way & #LesserAntilles recycling changes in time and space [1/12]
So how did the @VoiLA_NERC team, funded by @NERCScience, use boron isotopes to show that water subducted by the #Atlantic Plate is directly linked to volcanic and earthquake activity in the #Antilles? [2/12] Title and abstract of Cooper et al (2020) paper in Nature
@VoiLA_NERC is tracking #water right through the #Antilles subduction zone. We chose this site because it contrasts with the much better studied Pacific margins [3/12]… Block schematic diagram of Antilles subduction zone
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As an #ECR scientist + mum to 2 kids -who have been lucky enough to attend #EarlyYears #childcare @UNSW since they were babies- I have felt devastated + heartbroken since @UNSW announced they were closing one of these amazing centres centres and privatising the rest 1/6
The unique university-run model enabled these centres to become *literal* centres of early childhood excellence, where places are highly coveted 👉🏻… 2/6
#UNSWEarlyYears reputation is such that I eagerly put my 1st kid on the waitlist when I was 5months pregnant, & was lucky+grateful to get a spot 1.5y later. Our kids have since been cared for by educators who have been @UNSW #EarlyYears for 20yrs - unheard-of continuity! 🙌🏻 3/6
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It's finally out
Our Ten Simple Rules article in @PLOSCompBiol
With awesome cartoons from @redpenblackpen…

In which we emphasize management and leadership skills as being key
#ECR #ecrchat #academic #research
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Best software and suggestions to prepare a #poster presentation

my summary of the 80 answers received from @AcademicChatter community for the #sciencetwitter

Prepare popcorn, it's detailed but long 1/9, you can also just read the doc attached
#scicomm #STEM #phdchat
@AcademicChatter Tips 1/2
Set up a slide w/ dimensions you plan print
Keep things simpler than you first imagine
Make sure all writing can be read from no less 3-4 feet away
Use projector to test and final proofread before printing
Best posters can be digested in 2-3 minutes
Add QR code to share
@AcademicChatter Tips 2/2
Ask students for feedback
Ask someone from outside ur field for feedback
Add Twitter handle
Use online template and start adding your stuff
Start from a template that senior members of your lab have used
Submit a week before conference
Give yourself 2-3 days to print
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The new year begins and I usher into a scientific journey where I shall be challenging myself with scientific quest and reviewing a scientific article/blog/interview/technique or facts on a daily basis. (or at least try😉) #365DaysOfScience
Let the journey begin.
The most cited article (over 300,000 times) is the @jbiolchem paper for a technique to estimate protein concentration in a solution. The paper is "Protein measurement with the folin phenol reagent".
Image: @nature Image
Yes, the classic Lowry's method was published in May 1951. This is a colourimetric assay which gives an estimation of the amount of protein based on a standard curve obtained from a protein of known concentration (usually BSA).
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New paper out today which explores four different functional hypotheses about why people help look after someone else's child in the Agta.…
We explore the (non-competing) roles of kin selection, reciprocity, learning-to-mother and costly signalling in direct childcare, measured with 1.5 meter proximity
Downside of proximity is that you lose detail about the type of interaction, but using proximity measures meant we had a much larger sample size and (perhaps more importantly) time sample compared to focal follows.
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This is what edited volumes were made for. Critical analysis of the impact agenda from a unique perspective by @KFenbyHulse, with a level of personal reflection and practical advice you will not find anywhere else in the literature. My review of "Research Impact and the #ECR" 👇
Exercise your academic freedom by choosing the sorts of impacts you want to generate from your research, and how you want to pursue them
Impact builds on impact: start small and celebrate every success no matter how tiny
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Attending a really exciting @BritishAcademy workshop, 'Linking Data in Prosopography: Late Antique, Byzantine and Early Modern Studies', with no formal presentations and discussions collaboratively recorded on a Google doc! #Networks #Prosopography #Twitterstorians @ERC_CONNEC
Beginning with Charlotte Rouche raising issues of categorisation of data models, definitions of prosopography, and reconciling data collection with scepticism - do you include Zeus/Jesus in your database? #LinkedData
As a user you need to know what you're not going to find in a prosopographical database; how do you define the boundaries, who do you include and exclude, on what basis? Discussing Clergy of the Church of England Database:
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Day 2 of the Canadian Consortium of Research spring summit on the future of Canadian research. We heard a lot of great thoughts yesterday... Today: propose solutions
Summary of "the academic workforce":
▪️Diversity... Including/hiring indigenous scholars... The numbers are not great.
▪️The balance act between priority- vs curiosity-driven research, a hybrid solution?
Definitely seeing a major theme for broad recognition of more facets of academic work:
▪️Peer review service
▪️Teaching 1st/2nd year students
▪️Grad students building necessary non-traditional skills for #altac careers
▪️Granting agencies recognising other metrics (for HQP)
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Last workshop of the day, on performance indicators and their relative usefulness, presented by the new prez @CAUT_ACPPU ⬇️ #scipol #science #metrics
There are problems with citation counts!
🔹 Double entries and self citations blur the results
🔹 Everyone cites outrageous articles, and not because they're good
🔹 Citations aren't a good metric for all disciplines
🔹#ECR get less citations
There are problems with impact factors!
🔹 They're derived by formulas, that aren't necessarily known

Problems with h index!
🔹 Disadvantages #ECR
🔹 Bibliometric mistakes can misrepresent
🔹 Only includes citations in certain journals, not from books and monographs
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At the Canadian Consortium for Research meeting today w/ @MitacsCanada #CSPF and @NSERC_CRSNG colleagues, where @VB_Lisa opens by discussing #SupportTheReport efforts, asking how can we foster next steps for fundamental research and the #NextGenCanSci in Canada?

#scipol #thread
James Compton, prev prez @CAUT_ACPPU shows that there was a massive increase in student population, but this has slowed over the last 3 years. It would have slowed more, were it not for international students. Yet, #PSE funding from fed has been flat, has decreased at prov level
... Tuition has also increased over time. Faculty wages are not the culprit though, the % #PSE expenditures on wages has diminished over time. There is also more reliance on contract staff ➡️ and academic staff are not being renewed
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