Onderzoeker op het InScience filmfestival 2019
Onderzoeker op het InScience filmfestival 2019

InScience film festival opens its doors for scientific research

In 2023, the InScience International Science Film Festival in Nijmegen will again offer researchers the opportunity to conduct research at the festival. The festival's mini-society offers a unique platform to introduce their audience public to researchers, and to collect data for research projects.

Every year, the InScience film festival in Nijmegen opens up the world of science. They do this through film screenings, art, inspiring talks and by welcoming researchers to the festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to inform InScience's enthusiastic and inquisitive public about their research, while collecting data at the same time. The theme of this eighth edition, Experiments, puts the spotlight on this research once again. This upcoming edition will take place from March 15 to March 19 2023. As a proud partner of InScience, Radboud University is happy to help its researchers find a bigger audience through the festival.

Previous research 

All scientific disciplines are welcome at InScience. For example, in previous editions, researchers from Radboud University conducted the experiment Gaming against your brain. In a game between humans and computers, they tested whether AI can predict human actions based on brain activity. The Hot Politics Lab of the University of Amsterdam confronted the public with their political gut feelings. The researchers from Utrecht University helped to overcome fear of  speaking through Virtual Reality. 

What does InScience offer? 

  • A research population of over 10,000 enthusiastic and curious visitors
  • An audience that varies in age: 43% of the visitors are between the ages of 18 and 30, 19% between 31 and 45 and 20% is between 46 and 60 years of age. 
  • A chance to collect data for up to 4 days 
  • Possible media attention + publication about the research in InScience's Festival Newspaper 
  • We can support you in the design of the research, how best to approach this at the festival and about possible stage set-up
  • No fee required 

What requirements should the research meet? 

  • It serves a clear scientific purpose (collecting research data) 
  • It's interesting and relevant to the InScience audience 
  • It engages InScience visitors in an interactive and enthusing way 
  • It complies with the ethical guidelines of the Universities of the Netherlands (UNL)

Contact information

Want to gather research data at InScience? Contact Radboud University's science communication team before December 7 via media [at] ru.nl (media[at]ru[dot]nl). For questions, email the same address or call 024-361 6000.