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Early-career researchers make up a large proportion of the scientific workforce. Therefore, they can have immense power when it comes to improving the research culture in their immediate research niche or institutions. In this webinar, panellists discussed how early-career researchers can influence and improve the quality of research as well as the way research is performed at their institutions.
You can say things because they are right and you can help move institutions that are big ships that have been around for centuries to steer in a direction that is right.
Vinodh Ilangovan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and member of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group.
Verena Heise, Intermediate Fellow, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford (https://www.ndph.ox.ac.uk/team/verena-heise). Verena is co-organizer of the Berlin-Oxford summer school. She shares her various presentations about open and reproducible research on the Open Science Framework at https://osf.io/5rfm6/.
Useful links Verena has provided:
- Verena’s slides can be found here.
- Oxford-Berlin Summer School on Open Research
- Reproducible Research Oxford
- UK Reproducibility Network
Further training resources:
- The Embassy of Good Science
- British Neuroscience Association
- Center for Open Science webinars
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Rigor Champions and Resources
If you are looking for tips on how to get involved in Open/Reproducible Research activities Verena has mentioned some examples here.
Verena is also happy for you to contact her directly if you have any further questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophia Cruewell, PhD Candidate, Meta-Research Innovation Centre, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin (https://cruwell.com/). Sophia is co-founder of the ReproducibiliTea journal club movement, which now has over 70 groups around the world.
Useful links Sophia has provided:
- Sophia's slides can be found here.
- ReproducibiliTea's OSF Page
- ReproducibiliTea Calendar
- ReproducibiliTea Online
- ReproducibiliTea Podcast
- Nature article
Peter Grabitz, Research Fellow, BIH-QUEST Center, Berlin which runs projects on reproducibility and openness of biomedical research. During his studies Peter co-organised a community of students that campaigned for better Conflict of Interests policies on campus.
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