In recent years, empirical disciplines have been experiencing ongoing methodological reorientation toward more transparency and open research practices. As a consequence, a series of methods were proposed to increase scientific integrity. Open science practices include preregistration, replication research, publishing open access, and sharing data, research material and code.
The Open Science Community Amsterdam is part of the larger open science community network in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Open science communities are an initiative to create a platform for researchers and students from all faculties and academic levels to subscribe to the open science philosophy, talk and learn about open science practices, and get concrete advice and help on how to apply them in their research projects.
The Open Science Community will be organizing events such as Open Science Cafes which aim to share experiences and knowledge, and to connect with other Open Science Communities. In addition, Alexandra Sarafoglou and Suzanne Hoogeveen offer advise on open science related questions for students and researchers from all faculties.
ReproducibiliTea (May 16, 2019)
Journal Club Meeting
Would you like to learn more about Open Science and discuss current topics in a friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea and a sandwich? Our ReproducibiliTea journal club is meant as a meeting of people who want to discuss papers on and issues surrounding open science and the replication crisis. This time, we will talk about multiverse analyses and whether they can be a remedy for overly restrictive preregistrations and transparency problems in science. Everyone is welcome to join and bring their own lunch (or eat lots of cookies).
Steegen, S., Tuerlinckx, F., Gelman, A., & Vanpaemel, W. (2016). Increasing transparency through a multiverse analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 702-712.
Time and Location
May 16, at 13:00 – 14:00. Roeterseiland Campus (building G, room S.09).
The Inconvenient Truth: The p-value (May 20, 2019)
Ever wondered what a p-value really means? In this lecture, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers will present a whirlwind tour of the p-values many statistical peculiarities. As an easy-to-use alternative, Bayesian hypothesis testing will be introduced.
Time and Location
May 20, at 15:00 – 16:00. Roeterseiland Campus (building G, room S.11).
Research Data Management (June 06, 2019)
What are the best way to manage your research data? What do researchers have to keep in mind when they want? In this presentation, Janna Toebosch from the UvA support for research data management will provide information on how to manage and store your data, how to anonymize data properly, and which aspects to consider if you want to make your data openly available.
Time and Location (Note: Changed Location)
June 6, at 16:00 – 17:00. Roeterseiland Campus (building G, room S.02).
Office Hours and Contact
During our consulting times we provide researchers with advice on the preregistration of experiments, data storage and sharing, and workflow. We are open to students and researchers at all levels.
We are open on Thursdays between 10.00 an 12.00. Our office is located at Roeterseiland Campus of the University of Amsterdam, building G, room REC-G 0.30. We recommend researchers who would like to receive advice to make an appointment with us ahead of time via email@example.com.