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 ,aster students who have finished their bachelor research within the last two years may participate as well. 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 SRC is most certainly for students from universities of applied sciences. There are several domains in which a submission will be assessed; because of 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 Review Committee 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. The SRC 2019 will take place at the Utrecht University Hall on the Dom Square. Previous editions of the SRC were held at, for instance, Leiden University, Utrecht University, Amsterdam University College, Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, the Radboud University and University College Roosevelt.
5. whose initiative is the src in the Netherlands and how did it start?
The initiative comes from the Association of Dutch Universities and the University College Roosevelt, and later on The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences joined as well. The SRC originates from a conference on undergraduate research that was held in August 2009 in Middelburg. From that year on, 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?
As of the end of April, the call for papers has been open! It will be possible to hand in your research until Monday the 26th of August (23:59). Please bear in mind that we only accept submissions of finished research projects. Please read the criteria for submission carefully and follow the steps on the application procedure page.
7. my thesis is about 50 pages. what should i do?
Only papers that are comprised into an article with 3-4 pages will be accepted. This means you will have to 'summarise' your paper into 3-4 pages. The reason behind this is that your paper will be thoroughly read by at least two Review Committee members, as is 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 3-4 to lessen the workload of the Review Committe.
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 may not be any older than two years. Most of the students we see at the conference have already started 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 principle, you should follow the format. However, when this is impossible, because you used specific formulas that make your text illegible 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 A4 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 60, approx. 30 students will present their research in a workshop presentation. The other 30 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 of 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 from 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. If you do not meet both of these conditions, your paper is not qualified for publication.