There’s no science without failure. But failure can also push scientists out of academia and prevent them from doing what they do best. I hope that this can change by sharing our failures, both in our science (as negative results), and our failures as scientists.

This is why I’ve shared my CV of Failures and started the How I Fail series, where I’ve interviewed 20+ scientists about failure. I am also interested in connections between failure and open science. I’m excited to speak about these topics – see below for an overview of my work.

Upcoming events

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Previous events


  • “How I Fail in Writing Papers” – NeurIPS Retrospectives workshop, Vancouver, Canada (13th December 2019) [Slides]
  • “How I Fail in Open Science” – FetalMedPhD summer school, Barcelona, Spain (19th September 2019). [Slides]
  • “Not-so-supervised learning of algorithms and academics” – GdR ISIS workshop, Paris, France (10th May 2019) [Slides]
  • “Not-so-supervised learning of algorithms and academics” – Insight Center seminar at UC Dublin, Ireland (30th January 2019) [Slides]
  • Invited talk “How I Fail in Open Science” – OpenMR Benelux, Leiden, The Netherlands (16th January 2019) [VideoSlides | Blog post]


  • De Ingenieur interviewed me about failure for their March 2020 issue (in Dutch)

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