Momentum (Lendület) and ERC grantees protest against interference in expert decision in scientific funding
Momentum (Lendület) and Hungarian ERC grantees protest against the decision of NKFIH that altered the ranking of proposals set up by scientific expert bodies for OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) fundamental research proposals. This interference has been carried out by NKFIH officials without consulting the expert bodies. The full text of the open statement can be found on the website of Lendület grantees: https://www.lendulet2019.info/
Conference at the Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest :: 16–17 November, 2020
The principal investigators engaged in the “Lendület” program wish to contribute the observations summarized in the present report to facilitate the policy preparation process pertaining to the restructuring of both the research financing system and the innovation landscape in our country, as initiated by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM).
Material compiled by principal investigators in the “Lendület” program for the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and decision-makers
Hungary’s scientists outraged by government budget grab
Innovation ministry’s decision to issue grant call using money meant for Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ operations sparks protests.
The „Lendület” Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS) at the HAS (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) offers an internship opportunity.
Duration of the internship program: February 2019 - June 2019
Working hours 6-8 hours/week
Candidates are welcome to send their application no later than February 24th by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention „RECENS internship” in the subject of your email.
An open letter was written by the awardees of the Momentum (Lendület) Program to prime minister Viktor Orbán. We are hereby publishing the letter verbatim.
The Hungarian government to suppress the independence of the Academy of Sciences
This is an English summary page of the Hungarian ADF website.
The ADF (HASF in English) is a civil initiative of the researchers from the research institute network at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). The Hungarian government is introducing a new system of research financing, in a way which in itself contradicts the appropriate manners of policy making, and which, after implementation, will have disastrous effects on the autonomy of scientific research and scholarship in the entire country as well as our work and life altogether. Given that our voice has not been heard either in public or during the negotiations between the HAS and the government, this initiative is meant to express our opinions about the situation and the whole process.
Due to political reasons, the latest special issue of the conservative social science journal Századvég on rent-seeking has been removed from the internet. Our research group is shocked by and deeply condemns the re-introduction of political censorship of academic publications. This should not happen in Hungary again. We express our solidarity with the editors and authors and are willing to distribute the special issue to anyone who is interested.
On the new website eviltongue.tk.mta.hu, you will find all relevant information about the EVILTONGUE project (PI: Károly Takács) founded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no 648693).
Recent papers and publications
The article „A Reputation-Centered Theory of Human Cooperation and Social Organization " by Károly Takács has been published in Sociologica.
The article „Condition-dependent trade-offs maintain honest signalling " by Szabolcs Számadó, Flóra Samu and Károly Takács has been published in Royal Society Open Science.
The article „Automatic screening of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease by means of posterior-thresholding hesitation representation" by José Vicente Egas-López, Réka Balogh, Nóra Imre, Ildikó Hoffmann, Martina Katalin Szabó, László Tóth, Magdolna Pákáski, János Kálmán and Gábor Gosztolya has been published in Computer Speech & Language.
The article „Understanding hesitancy with revealed preferences across COVID-19 vaccine types " by Kristóf Kutasi, Júlia Koltai, Ágnes Szabó-Morvai, Gergely Röst, Márton Karsai, Péter Bíró & Balázs Lengyel has been published in Scientific Reports.
The article „Limits of household's energy efficiency improvements and its consequence – A case study for Hungary" by Gyula Gróf, Béla Janky and András Bethlendi has been published in Energy Policy.
Available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2022.113078
The article of Zoltán Kmetty and co-authors has been published in Information, Communication & Society
The article „User-centric approaches for collecting Facebook data in the ‘post-API age’: experiences from two studies and recommendations for future research " by Johannes Breuer, Zoltán Kmetty, Mario Haim and Sebastian Stier has been published in Information, Communication & Society.
Available here: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2022.2097015
The article „Gender differences in popularity discourses: Results from an ethnically diverse Hungarian primary school sample " by Ákos Bocskor has been published in Intersections.
Available online here: https://intersections.tk.mta.hu/index.php/intersections/article/view/753
The article „Gossip: Perspective Taking to Establish Cooperation" by Simone Righi and Károly Takács has been published in Dynamic Games and Applications.
Available online here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13235-022-00440-4
The article „How dislike and bullying co-develop: A longitudinal study of negative relationships among children " by Dorottya Kisfalusi, Marianne Hooijsma, Gijs Huitsing and René Veenstra has been published in Social Development.
Available here: https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12582
The article „Four Puzzles of Reputation-Based Cooperation" by Francesca Giardini, Daniel Balliet, Eleanor A. Power, Szabolcs Számadó and Károly Takács has been published in Human Nature
Available here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12110-021-09419-3
The article " Party Nexus Position Generator: New tool for the measurement of political homophily and political network diversity " by Zoltán Kmetty and Róbert Tardos has been published in Social Networks
Available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2021.11.011