The mission of WIAS is improving our understanding of animals and their various roles for mankind through fundamental and strategic research and training of early stage researchers (PhD and post-doc).

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Midterm report available

The WIAS midterm review committee has submitted their report. The report has been sent to all WIAS chair holders and committees and has been made available under About us/Assessment at the WIAS website.

End of the Year Event : save the date!

This year, the WIAS End of the Year event will take place on Tuesday 11 December. Save the date in your agenda! The programme will be as follows:

·        13:00-16:00 Symposium

·        16:00-18:00 Drinks and Bites

For registration, please click here.

Dr Verdegem awarded with NWO funding

Dr Marc Verdegem is one of the 6 awarded WUR senior researchers. Early September NWO announced that seven senior researchers affiliated with Dutch research institutions will receive extra funding to spend more time on research and research management in large programmes and platforms of the CGIAR, the global research partnership on food security, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources. Six of these funded senior researchers are WUR-colleagues, and one of them is Marc Verdegem of the Aquaculture and Fisheries group. We congratulate Marc with this funding.

New Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

The new version of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity entered into force on 1 October 2018. The new code contains clear standards that researchers of many research organisations can apply in daily practice. We will keep you updated about the activities that will be organized to discuss the new code.

For more information: https://www.vsnu.nl/en_GB/news-items/nieuwsbericht/471-new-netherlands-code-of-conduct-for-research-integrity.html

For the full text of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for research integrity 2018: https://www.nwo.nl/en/documents/nwo/policy/netherlands-code-of-conduct-for-research-integrity

WIAS Lunch Lectures

The upcoming WIAS lunch lecture will be on Tuesday 6 of November at 12.15 in room A0107 of the Zodiac building. The WIAS lunch lectures take place every first Tuesday of the month.