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🧵1. #IPERN officially launched on #StPatricksDay 2021 so it's our 1st birthday today!🎂🚑☘ It's been quite a year - we've hosted 10 events featuring 49 speakers (31% International 🌍 65% Female 🚺). Presented at 3 conferences, secured 3 grants and launched 5 SIG! #IrishEMS
2. How it all began… we announced ourselves to the Twitter world on Feb 1st '21. In Ireland this is traditionally the start of Spring (#Imbolc) so a time for new beginnings. It’s also St. Brigid‘s Day our matron saint who Is renowned as a healer #IrishEMS
3. Our official #IPERN launch on #StPatricksDay 2021 featured a fantastic array of Irish researchers presenting "elevator pitches" of their work and also included best wishes from international friends & colleagues! #IrishEMS
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It's National Postdoc Appreciation Week! #NPAW2021 #LovePostdocs

Who are postdocs?
Researchers with PhDs who work for universities but don't have permanent job contracts.

Here are concrete actions for funders & institutions to appreciate their postdocs:
Do a census and make it public!

Funders: how much of your money is spent funding short-term research contracts?
Who are you funding in these posts?

Age, gender, nationality are key to know, since there are strong biases in who can accept a job with a temporary contract
Follow postdocs over time!

Postdocs are billed as training posts - are they?

Funders: Where do your postdocs go after you fund them? Include all postdocs (beyond fellowships)

Universities: how many of your staff have been employed for >4 years on temporary research contracts?
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Today’s People and Culture Strategy from @beisgovuk goes a long way in acknowledging that diversity and inclusion are critical for research to thrive. These actions are a good start on the long journey towards building a better #ResearchCulture. Here are some highlights 🧵
BEIS acknowledge the low representation of Black and disabled researchers receiving UKRI funding. Alongside their work on research culture, BEIS say “further analysis and action will also be needed to address the specific issues facing people with different characteristics” (2/9)
It's disappointing that there isn't more tangible early action to address this lack of diversity. But I hope anti-racism and anti-ableism will be built into the initiatives already planned, like the Young Academy and Good Practice Exchange (more info on this below!) (3/9)
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Six things I've learned leading our work to #ReimagineResearch 👇🏻

A summary thread of reflections, as @drdanoconnor's Research Environment team takes up the baton for @wellcometrust…
1⃣ Keep it simple 🔁

Systems are hard, so don't get paralysed by complexity.

Aim for a ‘good enough’ view of the drivers and outputs. Focus on what's really important.
2⃣ Make the case for change 📄

There isn't one perfect argument for changing #ResearchCulture, so be a pragmatist, not a purist.

Build a suite of evidence and arguments and deploy them as needed.
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“We have the opportunity to shift incentives and value a wider range of contributions and diversity in the system”

At #VitaeCon2020 this week @UKRI_CEO Ottoline Leyser talked about how we support a creative and vibrant research and innovation system.
Research produces many different types of output and we want to celebrate them. Watch our channels for some amazing examples over the coming weeks – and we’d love to hear about yours.
“Let’s seize this opportunity, this moment of renewal, to unleash the creativity of all of us, to improve research culture – to make it more diverse, more imaginative and more impactful” @ASollowayUK at #VitaeCon2020

#ResearchCulture #ReformingResearch @Vitae_news
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I was delighted to speak at the @Vitae_news conference this morning on the topic of research culture. #vitaecon2020 #researchculture #unleashinginnovation
Firstly, it’s clear that we have some of the world’s most incredibly talented people working in UK research. Amazing and diverse people who it’s been a privilege to meet and talk to. We cannot deliver our ambitions without your focus, creativity and passion. /1
I have heard a lot about what has helped you be successful, but also the things holding you back or causing you to quit research altogether. Things which our R&D People and Culture Strategy must address: /2
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An Anthropologist following Gandhi.

In good company. Delighted & grateful my #Gandhi research project was selected this year.🙏
#Texas #Fulbright #fieldwork #researchculture #teachingisaworkofheart #anthropology #history #media #art #global #India…
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India's first Prime Minister famously said "Don't spare me Shankar" (a leading Indian cartoonist). But #Gandhi did not spare Shankar ;) I wrote about this in my book Caricaturing Culture.
#Texas #Fulbright #fieldwork #cartoons #India
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#Gandhi tapped the power of #cartoons & #public communication early into his journalistic career in #SouthAfrica. Cartoons could be Satyagraha (truth force). His #newspaper the Indian Opinion published and interpreted British cartoons.
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