February 16 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

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

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

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

In this meeting, we’ll be discussing the web article “Fully Credited: Making Publishing More Equitable” by William X.Q. Ngiam (2021).

You can also suggest a paper for future meetings :sparkles:

January 19 (2022) – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, January 19th (2022!) from 15:00 to 16:00

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

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 journal article “The Conceptual, Cunning, and Conclusive Experiment in Psychology” by Stijn Debrouwere and Yves Rosseel (2021). You can access the paper here.

You can also suggest a paper for future meetings here :sparkles:

December 15 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

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

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

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 pre-print “Justify Your Alpha: A Primer on Two Practical Approaches” by Maximilian Maier and Daniel Lakens. You can find the pre-print here.

You can also suggest a paper for future meetings here :sparkles:

November 17 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, November 17th from 15:00 to 16:00

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

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.

The paper for this meeting has not been chosen yet, but you can of course sign up already!

You can also suggest a paper for future meetings here :sparkles:

October 28 – Research Data Management Day

When: Thursday, 28 October from 10:30 to 16:30

Where: Online! Register here to get the link and password. The same link is used for all the individual activities in the schedule.

What: The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 10.30-11.00 Welcome + Introduction – by the Open Science Team (University Library)
  • 11.00-12.45 From chaos to order: Efficient file management – by Johannes Algermissen, Hannah Peetz & Eva Poort
  • 12.45-13.30 Break
  • 13.30-14.30 Data Stewardship at the RU – by the Team of Data Stewards
  • 14.30-14.45 Break
  • 14.45-16.00 Data Horror Escape Room – by Jeroen Bos

More information on the activities is provided below.

Welcome + Introduction – by the Open Science Team (University Library)

The Open Science Team from the University Library (Jeroen Bos, Inge Slouwerhof, Theresa Redl) welcomes you and will talk about the support they offer.

Jeroen is Open Access Officer at the Radboud University Library.

Inge is Coordinator Research Data Management Support at the Radboud University Library.

Theresa is Research Data Management Specialist at the Radboud University Library.

From chaos to order: Efficient file management – by Johannes Algermissen, Hannah Peetz & Eva Poort

Have you ever tried to retrieve a lost file? 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.

Data stewardship at the RU – by the Team of Data Stewards

The discipline-specific Data Stewards will present themselves and the specific support they offer with regard to (local) policies for data storage and management. Political scientist Alex Lehr will briefly share his experiences.

Data horror escape room – hosted by Jeroen Bos

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 Vrije Universiteit Amsterda (VU) have developed an online game where you can explore the horrors of bad data management, and that teaches you how to improve your own ata management. You will be assigned to teams of 2-4 persons with whom you participate in the escape room together. This is 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!

Jeroen is Open Access Officer at the Radboud University Library.

See you there! :wave: :sparkles:

October 27 – ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen meeting :tea::tea:

When: Wednesday, October 27th from 15:00 to 16:00

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

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 Practical solutions for sharing data and materials from psychological research (2018) by Rick O. Gilmore, Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, and Karen E. Adolph.
You can find the paper here.

You can suggest papers for future meetings here :sparkles:

October 20 – Recognition & Rewards: panel discussion :man_scientist: :woman_scientist: :newspaper: :trophy:

When: Thursday, 20 October from 15:00 to 16:30, followed by drinks

Where: Lecture hall SP3, Spinozagebouw, Montessorilaan 3, Nijmegen & online (you will receive the link when you register).
! Register here for both on campus and online attendance.

What: What makes a good researcher? How should we evaluate and reward good academic practices? What metrics, if any, should we use to evaluate university staff and award funding? Could deviating from current international standards be good or bad for Dutch academia?

The debate around recognizing and rewarding academic practices again sparked last July with several open letters in Dutch media. The discussion started with an article in ScienceGuide, signed by 171 university (head) teachers and professors, who claimed that the new Recognition and Rewards practices are harmful for Dutch academia. This was followed by a second letter, signed by 113 mainly young scientists, that countered these arguments and advocated for moving beyond “counting publications”.

In light of this discussion, OCSN and Radboud Young Academy invite you to a panel discussion about Recognition and Rewards in academia and how we should move forward. The public is invited to join the discussion. You can attend this event either on campus (limited seats available) or online. The livestream will not be recorded.

The panel will be:

For both on campus and online attendance, please sign up here.

See you there! :wave: :sparkles:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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