Open and Reproducible Science Workshop 2019
PLEASE NOTE: Applications will close May 24th.

Science is facing a reproducibility crisis across STEMM subjects. Scientific knowledge moves forward by corroboration and advances faster when researchers spend less time pursuing false leads or testing hypothesis that have been previously proven wrong. Reproducibility and transparency are therefore crucial to scientific advance.

This workshop will bring together early career researchers (ECRs) interested in reproducible and open science practices. Our aim is to encourage open science practices, such as careful study design and hypothesis testing and good coding practices. We also want to inspire researchers to think of problems such as publication bias, p-hacking and hypothesising after results are known (Harking).

This 2-day workshop will consist of a first day of talks from external speakers followed by a networking event and a second day of tutorials in tools such as GitLab, Open Research Framework and R. Our external speakers are Professor Marcus Munafo from the University of Bristol, Dr Jackie Thompson from the University of Bristol and University of Oxford and Professor Chris Chambers from the University of Cardiff.

This professional development activity is a Researcher-Led Initiative that is funded by the University of Exeter Researcher Development & Research Culture Team

The workshop will take place at the University of Exeter, UK, on June 6th -7th 2019.


Provisional Programme:

Day 1 - Building:One Matrix Lecture Theatre

10.30 Welcome & Introduction
10.45 Presentation from Professor Marcus Munafo from the University of Bristol - Methods for reproducible and open science
11.30 Presentation from Dr Jackie Thompson from the University of Bristol and University of Oxford - Data simulation methods
12.15 Presentation from Professor Chris Chambers from the University of Cardiff - Registered Reports and alternative models of publishing
13.00 Lunch & networking

Day 2 Living Systems Institute seminar rooms A&B

09.30 Introduction to day 2
09.45 Introduction to R
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Introduction to the Open Science Framework
13.30 Introduction to the command line
15.00 Tea break
15.30 Introduction to Github
16.30 Closing remarks


We are also funding up to 5 PhD students to travel to Exeter to attend this course. We will cover up to £200 of travel and accommodation expenses.
Deadline for applications: 5th May 2019.

Eligibility for the travel awards:
- Be a PhD student from a STEMM subject
- Be from an institution other than the University of Exeter.
Application for the travel awards:
Send a 1 page cover letter telling us why you want to attend this course and a 2 page CV to j.f.viana@exeter.ac.uk.

The applications will be assessed by a panel of fours researchers from across STEMM.

Any questions please contact Joana Viana (j.f.viana@exeter.ac.uk) or Thea Seiler Vellame (ds420@exeter.ac.uk).
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