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2 Day Workshop: Open Science and Reproducibility

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Tuesday 12 March 2019, at 09:00 - Wednesday 13 March 2019, at 16:00


Mogens Zielerstuen, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C



The social and behavioural sciences have recently been undergoing a series of loosely related revolutions in their methodology and practice. The past ten years have seen increasing calls for replication and reproducibility of experimental results; calls for the increased use of open science practices such as data sharing, code sharing, and pre-registration; and calls for increased inclusiveness and diversity among the ranks of scientists. These changes have been propelled by key publications on replication and reproducibility of results, and major conferences and workshops on open science.


The purpose of this workshop is move beyond some of the more general issues which are typically discussed in these contexts, and to facilitate the integration of these changes in scientists’ day-to-day practice. The workshop will aim to provide participants with an overview of some specific tools and methods which have emerged in recent years; to provide examples in specific populations and focus areas in which it may be more difficult to ensure results are reproducible and replicable; and to situate these revolutions in their broader historical and social contexts in which they are taking place.

REGISTRATION Deadline is 8th March

Program with abstracts (printable)


Tuesday 12th                                                           


09:00   Christine Parsons, Introduction          


Chair: Joshua Skewes        Context session


09:15   Ivan Flis, A radical historical reading of psychology’s replication crisis

10:15   Berna Devezer, Toward a Theory of Scientific Discovery and Reproducibility

11:15   Coffee

11:30   Danielle Navarro, Science, statistics and the problem of "pretty good inference"

12:30   Panel discussion:  Josh, Ivan, Berna, Danielle              


13:00   Lunch


Chair: Andreas Roepstorff        Tools 1 session - software

14:00   Joachim Vandekerckhove, Metastudies for robust tests of theory

15:00   Britta Westner, Open software in open science

16:00   Coffee

16:15   Panel discussion:  Andreas,  Joachim, Britta                



Wednesday 13th                                                                                 


Chair: Micah Allen       Tools 2 session - practices

09:30   Lisa DeBruine, Everything is cool when you’re part of a team

10:30   Zoltan Dienes, The inner workings of Registered Reports

11:30   Panel discussion:  Micah, Zoltan, Lisa


12:00   Lunch                              


Chair: Riccardo Fusaroli       Populations session

13:00   Eiko Fried, Theory and measurement crises as obstacles to replicability in Clinical Psychology

14:00   Christina Bergmann, Can developmental science provide some practical solutions to improve transparency?

15:00   Coffee

15:15   Bret Beheim, Implementing Open Science Principles in Longitudinal Field Data Collection

16:15   Panel discussion:  Riccardo, Eiko, Christina, Brett     


16:45   Summing up


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