How to support early career researchers with identifying trustworthy academic events?

Early career researchers, especially when lacking good support structures, can have difficulties identifying academic events like conferences that are of questionable integrity („predatory conferences“). In the ConfIDent project we aim to build a digital platform where researchers can inform themselves about academic events and get support with assessing an event’s trustworthiness. During the project we explored different strategies to evaluate an event’s trustworthiness, means of conveying this evaluation to the users of the platform and helping users to make their own judgements. This poster presentation will expand on those different strategies, discuss the currently preferred solution and highlight challenges.

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