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1. Who can participate?
Students of all Dutch and Flemish universities (of applied sciences) can participate, as long as they have written their research project within the last two years. This means that also Master students who have finished their bachelor research within the last two years may participate. Furthermore, we welcome students of all fields of discipline. Papers must be written in English or Dutch; other languages will not be accepted.
2. i am a student of an university of applied sciences. can i participate?
The Student Research Conference is most certainly for students of the universities of applied sciences. This year, there are several domains in which a submission will be assessed. Because this multidisciplinary nature, we can put more emphasis on the societal relevance and the practical implication of research within different fields.
3. who are the members of the review committee?
The Review Committee exists of around 60 scientific experts from a wide array of Dutch and Flemish universities (of applied sciences). When you submit your paper, please bear in mind that it is never reviewed by a RC member of the same university and same faculty you are attending. By doing so, we wish to create equal opportunities for all participating students.
4. where does the src take place?
Each year, the SRC is hosted by a different university in the Netherlands or Flanders. Previous editions of the SRC are held at, for instance, Leiden University, Utrecht University, Amsterdam University College, Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University. The SRC 2016 will take place at the Radboud University.
5. whose initiative is the src in the Netherlands and how did it start?
The initiative comes from the Association of Dutch Universities, University College Roosevelt and the University of Maastricht. The SRC originates from a conference on undergraduate research that was held in August 2009 in Middelburg. From that year, each SRC was hosted by a different university. Since 2015, the organisation of the SRC has been handed over to project bureau ScienceWorks.
6. how can i participate?
At this moment, participants cannot yet submit their paper for the SRC2016. As soon as the deadlines become available, we will post an item on the website. Please bear in mind that we only accept submissions of finished research projects. You can find all other requirements here.
7. my thesis is about 50 pages. what should i do?
Only papers that are comprised into an article with a maximum of 4 pages will be accepted. This means you will have to 'summarise' your paper into 4 pages. The reason behind this is that your paper, once accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings together with the approx. 60 best undergraduate papers of the Netherlands and Flanders. Also, our review committee will thoroughly review all papers (each paper being read by at least two review committee members) as is the custom in the academic world. This way, your paper will be reviewed in the most honest and thorough way. The consequence is, that the number of pages must be limited to 4.
8. i am a master's student. can i still participate in the src?
Yes, you can still participate by writing a paper about your bachelor's research. It is required, however, that the research is a part of your bachelor's degree at a Dutch or Flemish university (of applied sciences)and it cannot be any older than two years. Most of the students we see at the conference have already begun their Master's programme. We even receive students who are studying abroad, and who travel all the way to the conference to present their bachelor's research!
9. i am not a student, but i want to visit the conference. is that allowed?
Everyone who is interested in undergraduate research or in one of the workshop themes is most welcome at the SRC. We invite everyone to join discussions on social issues and we like to offer everyone the chance to expand their professional network.
10. i wrote my paper in latex. how should i fill in the template?
In principal, you should follow the format. However, when this is impossible, because you used specific formulas that make your text unreadable in word, you can send in your file in latex and approximate the format as closely as you possibly can. Also, keep in mind that your file is in an A-4 format and use this exemplary Latex format.
11. i am selected for a poster presentation. do i also have to prepare a workshop presentation (and the other way around)?
Approximately 60 students will be selected to present their undergraduate research at the SRC. Out of these, approx. 30 students will present their research in a workshop presentation. The other students will present their research through a poster presentation. If your paper is selected you will present either a workshop or a poster, not both.
12. how about my publication in the e-journal?
As from 2015, SRC contestants who have presented their work during the conference will get their paper published in the e-journal SURE!, which is hosted by Delft University of Technology. SURE! is an open access e-journal, so everybody who wants to can take a look at your work. It is not allowed to upload your paper yourself; someone of the organising committee will do it for you. As author of the paper, however, you do keep the copyright.
In short, the conditions to be published in SURE! are that you have to be a contestant who has been selected for the presentations, and you have to have submitted your paper since 2014. If you do not meet both conditions, your paper is not qualified for publication.