A recently published paper on the role of gender in mentorship in science has triggered a lot of debate. In this blog post, Vincent Traag and Ludo Waltman contribute to this debate by emphasizing the importance of understanding the underlying causal mechanisms.
Many initiatives are keeping track of research on COVID-19 and coronaviruses. These initiatives, while valuable because they allow for fast access to relevant research, pose the question of subject delineation. We analyse here one such initiative, the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19).
Last September we organised the first research retreat at CWTS. Away from our normal workplace and usual thinking patterns we spent two days full of pitches, workshops, presentations, and fun of course. One special element of the research retreat was the so-called "quackathon".