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einige Doktoranden der Medizinischen Informatik haben die Initiative ergriffen, ein European Young Researcher Network in Medical Informatics ins Leben zu rufen und organisieren einen entsprechenden Workshop auf der MIE 2018 in Göteborg. Nachfolgender Text wurde an alle EFMI-Mitgliedsorganisationen weitergeleitet. Als Vertreter der GMDS bei der EFMI gebe ich diesen Aufruf an Sie weiter. Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn Sie alle diese wunderbare Initiative insbesondere durch Ihre Teilnahme an der Umfrage unterstützen würden.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Alfred Winter

Dear Sir or Madam,
As you are aware, networking is a key competence with growing importance for research. Knowing people with similar research topics or similar career levels is vital. Especially the network of PhD students - which are often quite new in a research group or topic - has to evolve. Quite often national and international working groups focus mostly on scientific exchange. A platform where young researchers have the chance to share the lessons they learned as a PhD student, get inspired by the work of others or discussing PhD education in general, is missing. To address this gap, we are going to give a workshop on MIE 2018 to discuss the realization of a communication and networking forum for the international exchange of PhD students, which could also become a part of EFMI. In preparation for this workshop and as a first step on the way to lay the foundation for a “European Young Researcher Network” we need your commitment!

 We conducted an online survey to collect suggestions, demands and attitudes of the community. So, please take the time (about 10 minutes) and fill out this survey in order to help improving the networking and collaboration between PhD students in the European Area! A participation is possible until 8 April. 

 We welcome you to participate in the corresponding workshop at MIE 2018 in Gothenburg. At the conference the results of the survey will be presented and used as a base for discussion and further steps.

 If you have any queries regarding the survey or the workshop please do not hesitate to contact us (contact@EYRN.plri.de).

 Many thanks in advance for your help.

 Link to the online survey: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/2389db6

Kind regards
Bianca Steiner

Bianca Steiner
Peter L. Reichertz Institut für Medizinische Informatik
der TU Braunschweig und der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
Raum: IZ 439, Mühlenpfordtstr. 23, 38106 Braunschweig, Deutschland
Tel: 49 531 391-9518, Fax: 49 531 391-9502