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Radboud University PhD-Candidate Makes Forbes 30 Under 30

Radboud University's own Stefan Gaillard has earned a coveted spot on Forbes Europe's 30 Under 30 list for Science & Healthcare. This prestigious recognition is bestowed upon young innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders across Europe who are under the age of 30 and have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their field. Gaillard's selection is a testament to his significant contributions to the scientific community, particularly in the realm of academic publishing.

Gaillard has been distinguished for his instrumental role in the founding of the Journal of Trial and Error, a pioneering academic publication. The Journal of Trial and Error stands out for its unique mission: to promote transparency and honesty in scientific research by publishing experiments' failures and "negative" results alongside their successes. This approach challenges the traditional academic publishing model, which often focuses solely on positive outcomes, thereby overlooking the invaluable lessons that can be learned from unsuccessful experiments. By shining a light on the trials and errors inherent in scientific research, Gaillard's work encourages a more open and collaborative approach to science, facilitating progress and innovation.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 list is renowned worldwide for identifying and highlighting the next generation of leaders and change-makers in various industries. Being selected for this list is not only a personal achievement for Gaillard but also serves to spotlight the importance of his efforts in changing the culture in science. His recognition underscores the growing recognition of the need for more comprehensive reporting in scientific research, paving the way for a more honest and productive dialogue within the scientific community.

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