September 15 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, September 15th from 15:00 to 16:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen is part of ReproducibiliTea, a grassroots journal club initiative.
As suggested by the name, the discussions in these journal clubs revolves around matters of open science and reproducibility.

From April onwards, we’re going to do ReproducibiliTea a little differently. For three to four sessions, we will focus on a particular aspect of the academic world, identify its problems and brainstorm solutions. The first topic we will tackle is the publishing system. Ever been bothered by the fact that publishing Open Access feels a lot like being the victim of grand larceny? Or that it can take years to get through the review process, only for your paper to be rejected (yet again)? Ever heard of the 450 Movement? In the first session of this new series, we will diagnose exactly what’s wrong with the current publishing system and identify its problems. In the second (and possibly third) session, we will discuss concrete solutions to those problems. In the final session, we will sum up the discussion and fine-tune our solutions. At the end of the series, we also plan to write a (short) report on the outcome of these three to four sessions, which we will make available on the OSCN website as a white paper and possibly also look to publish in a journal (if we still have confidence in the publishing system after we’re done!). Anyone who comes to one or more of the sessions will of course be acknowledged as a contributor to the report and paper.

In our first meeting on April 21, we collected problems with the academic publishing system. In the meetings on May 19 and June 16, we tried to come up with constructive solutions for them. In the meeting on September 15, we will wrap up and discuss further open points. We will also collect more concrete examples of how these problems are already being addressed. If you have missed an earlier meeting, it is definitely still possible to join the series; just sign-up via the link above!

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June 17 – Does science correct itself? :thinking: :microscope: :x: :male_detective: :female_detective:

When: Thursday, June 17, 15.00 – 16:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: Does science correct itself? | June 17, 15.00 – 16.00 by – Willem Halffman (Institute for Science in Society, Radboud University)
As researchers, we are trained in the conviction that science is a process of constant self-correction, in which our fellow scientists systematically question our work and point out our mistakes. Unfortunately, there are indications that some lingering and systematic errors in research are not so easily corrected. Efforts of critical researchers to address systematic errors are often met with indifference, denial, or even outright hostility. I will discuss examples of error correction efforts, and evidence for correction failure, including some of his research on misidentified cell lines and antibodies. Shortcomings in error correction raise fundamental questions about what we can expect from the scientific literature.

Willem Halffman is associate professor at the Institute for Science in Society of Radboud University.

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You can find the slides from this event here.

See you there! :wave: :sparkles:

June 16 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, June 16th from 15:00 to 16:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen is part of ReproducibiliTea, a grassroots journal club initiative.
As suggested by the name, the discussions in these journal clubs revolves around matters of open science and reproducibility.

From April onwards, we’re going to do ReproducibiliTea a little differently. For three to four sessions, we will focus on a particular aspect of the academic world, identify its problems and brainstorm solutions. The first topic we will tackle is the publishing system. Ever been bothered by the fact that publishing Open Access feels a lot like being the victim of grand larceny? Or that it can take years to get through the review process, only for your paper to be rejected (yet again)? Ever heard of the 450 Movement? In the first session of this new series, we will diagnose exactly what’s wrong with the current publishing system and identify its problems. In the second (and possibly third) session, we will discuss concrete solutions to those problems. In the final session, we will sum up the discussion and fine-tune our solutions. At the end of the series, we also plan to write a (short) report on the outcome of these three to four sessions, which we will make available on the OSCN website as a white paper and possibly also look to publish in a journal (if we still have confidence in the publishing system after we’re done!). Anyone who comes to one or more of the sessions will of course be acknowledged as a contributor to the report and paper.

In our first meeting on April 21, we collected problems with the academic publishing system. In the meetings on May 19 and June 16, we will try to come up with constructive solutions for them. If you have missed an earlier meeting, it is definitely still possible to join the series; just sign-up via the link above!

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June 10 – Large-scale collaborations in science :earth_africa: :woman_scientist: :handshake: :man_scientist: :globe_with_meridians:

When: Thursday, June 10, 15.00 – 16:30

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: Large-scale collaborations in science
featuring Christina Bergmann (Baby & Child Research Center, Max Planck Institute), Martine Hoogman (Genetics, RadboudUMC), Angelique Janssens (Institute for Culture and History, Radboud University), tbd

The image of the lonely, brilliant researcher who comes up with theories all by him (or her) self, has long been outdated. But still science is often a competitive environment. As both the data we collect and the questions that we ask are getting more and more complex, it becomes increasingly important for scientists to collaborate instead of to compete. In this session we have invited researchers from a range of different fields to tell you about their experiences with large-scale international collaboration. From research with babies over genetics in psychiatry to historical data on health and diseases in European port cities. In this session you’ll hear all about the benefits and pitfalls of teaming up with your peers across the globe.

Christina Bergmann is a senior investigator at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics. You can find her slides here.
Martine Hoogman is a unior group leader at the Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center. You can find her slides here.
Angelique Janssens is a professor of Historical Demography at the Institute for Culture and History, Radboud University. You can find her slides here.

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See you there! :wave: :sparkles:

May 26 – From chaos to order: Efficient file management :computer: :scream: :file_folder: :eyes:

When: Wednesday, 26 May from 15:30 to 17:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: From chaos to order: Efficient file management – by Johannes Algermissen (Donders Institute, Radboud University), Hannah Peetz (Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University) & Eva Poort (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

Have you ever tried to find a lost file back? Or to make sense of an analysis script you wrote two years ago? Do you sometimes hate your past self? Have you ever handed in the wrong assignment? Join us for an event that will help you solve many of your future-self problems. We’ll share our best tips for naming things, file management and sharing files with others (including your future self). And don’t forget to bring your sniffer dog, as there will be an exercise on “Find the File”.

Johannes is a PhD student at the Donders Institute.
Hannah is a PhD student at the Behavioural Science Institute.
Eva is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

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See you there! :wave: :sparkles:

The slides to the event can be found here

May 19th – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, May 19th from 15:00 to 16:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen is part of ReproducibiliTea, a grassroots journal club initiative.
As suggested by the name, the discussions in these journal clubs revolves around matters of open science and reproducibility.

From April onwards, we’re going to do ReproducibiliTea a little differently. For three to four sessions, we will focus on a particular aspect of the academic world, identify its problems and brainstorm solutions. The first topic we will tackle is the publishing system. Ever been bothered by the fact that publishing Open Access feels a lot like being the victim of grand larceny? Or that it can take years to get through the review process, only for your paper to be rejected (yet again)? Ever heard of the 450 Movement? In the first session of this new series, we will diagnose exactly what’s wrong with the current publishing system and identify its problems. In the second (and possibly third) session, we will discuss concrete solutions to those problems. In the final session, we will sum up the discussion and fine-tune our solutions. At the end of the series, we also plan to write a (short) report on the outcome of these three to four sessions, which we will make available on the OSCN website as a white paper and possibly also look to publish in a journal (if we still have confidence in the publishing system after we’re done!). Anyone who comes to one or more of the sessions will of course be acknowledged as a contributor to the report and paper.

In our first meeting on April 21, we collected problems with the academic publishing system. In the meetings on May 19 and June 16, we will try to come up with constructive solutions for them. If you have missed an earlier meeting, it is definitely still possible to join the series; just sign-up via the link above!

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April 21 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, April 21st from 15:00 to 16:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen is part of ReproducibiliTea, a grassroots journal club initiative.
As suggested by the name, the discussions in these journal clubs revolves around matters of open science and reproducibility.

From April onwards, we’re going to do ReproducibiliTea a little differently. For three to four sessions, we will focus on a particular aspect of the academic world, identify its problems and brainstorm solutions. The first topic we will tackle is the publishing system. Ever been bothered by the fact that publishing Open Access feels a lot like being the victim of grand larceny? Or that it can take years to get through the review process, only for your paper to be rejected (yet again)? Ever heard of the 450 Movement? In the first session of this new series, we will diagnose exactly what’s wrong with the current publishing system and identify its problems. In the second (and possibly third) session, we will discuss concrete solutions to those problems. In the final session, we will sum up the discussion and fine-tune our solutions. At the end of the series, we also plan to write a (short) report on the outcome of these three to four sessions, which we will make available on the OSCN website as a white paper and possibly also look to publish in a journal (if we still have confidence in the publishing system after we’re done!). Anyone who comes to one or more of the sessions will of course be acknowledged as a contributor to the report and paper.

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March 23 – Data horror escape room :computer: :scream: :neckbeard: :eyes:

When: Tuesday, 23 March from 16:00 to 17:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: Learn about data management and sharing while escaping Professor Hutseephluts’s office

Does data management sound scary to you? Wait until you’ve done this escape room! Data managers from the VU have developed an online game where you can explore the horrors of bad data management, and teach you how to improve your data management. We will make teams of 2-4 persons with whom you can participate in the escape room together. A great way to meet new OS-enthusiasts.
The escape room takes approximately one hour. No research data management knowledge or experience is needed. Come try it out, if you dare!

To receive the Zoom-link, please sign up here.

See you there! :wave: :sparkles:

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March 17 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, 17 March from 15:00 to 16:00

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password.

What: ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen is part of ReproducibiliTea, a grassroots journal club initiative.
As suggested by the name, the discussions in these journal clubs revolves around matters of open science and reproducibility.

In this meeting, we’ll be discussing the paper Honest signaling in academic publishing (2021) by Leonid Tiokhin, Karthik Panchanathan, Daniël Lakens, Simine Vazire, Thomas Morgan, and Kevin Zollman.
You can find the paper here.

You can suggest papers for future meetings here :sparkles:

March 11 & 15 – Collaborative working on the OSCN website :computer: :hammer: :muscle:

When: Thursday, 11 March, and Monday, March 15, both from 15:30 to 17:00

Where: Online! Register here for the March 11 session and here for the March 15 session to get the link and password.

What: Help us improve the resources page on our OSCN webpage!

It’s time for a spring makeover for our website. Especially the Resources page could do with an update. We want to transform this into a Frequently Asked Questions page that provides short, to the point answers to questions and how-to’s about open science, and link to pages with further information.
Everyone in our community is welcome to join this session! We will start with a brainstorm and task division, and then work on separate tasks for the remainder of the session. No coding or website-building experience is required.
You can join both sessions, or just one of them.

To receive the Zoom-link, please sign up here for the March 11 session and here for the March 15 session.

See you there! :wave: :sparkles: