Workshop on Open and Reproducible Science in Exeter, 6th – 7th June 2019
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on 6 May 2019 - 12:17pm
A two-day workshop on Open and Reproducible Science in Exeter, aimed at Early Career Researchers from STEMM subjects from Exeter or other institutions, will take place on 6th and 7th June 2019 at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus.
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 two-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, R and Open Research Framework. 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 workshop is funded by the University of Exeter Doctoral College – Research-led Initiative Awards.