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Introducing the Use of Research Evidence (URE) Methods Collection on OSF

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 2pm ET

This webinar will introduce members of the URE community to the URE Methods Repository, and how research methods used in URE studies can be found and added in the URE Methods Collection on OSF, including the ability to utilize a simple import/export tool that transfers protocol information seamlessly from a developed template document to an OSF Project and vice versa.

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Special Education Research Accelerator (SERA)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 2pm ET

Despite the increase in high-quality, experimental research being funded and conducted in special education, large-scale, representative, replication experiments remain scarce, which impairs the field’s ability to identify robust evidence-based practices across the spectrum of outcomes and populations of learners with disabilities. The Special Education Research Accelerator (SERA) is a platform for conducting crowdsourced replication research in special education. Join us to learn more about SERA, how it works, and how to get involved.

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Metascience 2023

May 9-10, 2023 | In-person conference at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
April-May 2023 | Free virtual pre-conference events

A global gathering for knowledge sharing, community building, and opportunities to define a roadmap of research and intervention priorities to accelerate science.

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Big-Team Science Applied to Open Educational Resources and Metascience

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 | 11am ET

While the wave of scientific reform is influencing scientific practices and norms globally, the current model of higher-education is largely outdated with respect to open science. Big-team science can be of service to pedagogical reform towards the integration of open science principles into the prototypical courses across STEM, social-sciences, and the humanities, including diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. 

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Recent Events & Webinars

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Essential Data Management Best Practices and Tools for NIH Compliance

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
This webinar features a panel discussion from experts on how research teams can implement best-practice data management, with particular emphasis on the NIH’s requirements. The panelists discuss the emerging space of tooling designed to make adhering to best practices and funder guidelines easy for researchers.


2023 Unconference

Thursday, March 9, 2023 & Friday, March 10, 2023 

The 2023 Unconference was a virtual participation event featuring participant-led sessions analyzing the current state of open scholarship practice seeking solutions to identified problems. Participants assessed barriers to adoption of open scholarship practices unique to the education community and brainstormed strategies for promoting greater awareness.

New OSF Metadata to Support Data Sharing Policy Compliance

New OSF Metadata to Support Data Sharing Policy Compliance

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
New policies from major national, international, and other funding and research support agencies are requiring increasing amounts of metadata. New metadata features in OSF will make it possible to meet these requirements and add more information about the nature of your research materials, making it easier for funders or collaborators to find your work. This webinar provides an overview of these new features and why you should start adding more metadata to your OSF materials.

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Data Sharing for Qualitative Research: Webinar and Panel

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Researchers in the U.S. and elsewhere are increasingly expected to have data management and sharing plans. Qualitative and mixed methods researchers have expressed some hesitation for these guidelines, which are not always clearly or equally applicable to qualitative research. This webinar discusses concerns around data sharing for qualitative and mixed-methods research followed by a Q&A focused on data management and sharing plans.

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Best practices for sharing data in a generalist repository: Metadata, data preparation, and reporting

Thursday, December 8, 2022
This webinar introduces best practices for sharing NIH-funded data in generalist repositories including tips and guidance for generating high quality metadata to describe your data, preparing data files and documentation for sharing, considerations for data licensing and privacy, and reporting on open data and metrics.

Community Call: Introducing a New Systematic Review Preregistration Template

Community Call: Introducing a New Systematic Review Preregistration Template

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
COS is engaging with experts from different communities to expand the number of registration templates that are available on the Open Science Framework (OSF) and ensure they align with the needs and rigor of the scientific community. This community call introduces a new template designed for systematic review. We seek to collect feedback from the greater scientific community to generalize the template across disciplines and improve the template’s usability.

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Author & Editor Voices From Funding Consciousness Research With Registered Reports

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 
TIn this webinar, Dr. Marzia De Lucia, senior researcher and lecturer at Lausanne University and Zoltan Dienes, Professor in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex and the Registered Reports editor at Neuroscience of Consciousness, provide their insights and recommendations about a new funding mechanism. 

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How to include generalist repositories in your NIH data management and sharing plans

Thursday, November 10, 2022 
Learn how to include generalist repositories in data sharing plans as part of your preparation for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy beginning in January 2023. 

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Meet the GREI Generalist Repositories

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 
Learn more about the generalist repositories participating in the NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI), including common features and capabilities across repositories as well as repositories that support specific use cases. 

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Supporting Open Science in the Promotion & Tenure Process: Lessons from the University of Maryland

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 
This webinar highlights the five-year effort in the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland to adopt new guidelines that explicitly codify open science as a core criteria in tenure and promotion review.

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Introduction to Generalist Repositories for NIH Data Sharing

Thursday, September 15, 2022 
During this webinar, you will learn what a generalist repository is, including key repository features and data sharing use cases for generalist repositories. Find out how generalist repositories fit into the NIH data sharing landscape.


OSF 101: Supporting Solutions Across the Open Research Lifecycle

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 
For new and experienced OSF users, it can often be difficult to understand just how the many tools on the OSF apply to their situation. This webinar explores a variety of use cases highlighting how OSF can support your open science practices and solve common problems many researchers face throughout the research lifecycle.

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Catalyzing Open Science Globally: Use Cases and Translated Resources

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 
Communities of researchers from diverse groups and cultures around the globe use the Open Science Framework (OSF) to support their research workflows. This webinar highlights the impact of translated OSF help guides from different countries, and case studies on how the OSF is used in different countries. If you are interested in becoming a translator for open science resources, please fill out the Translator Interest Form.

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Demystifying the Data Anonymization Process: Myths and Best Practices

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 
During this webinar, Dr. Micah Altman shares myths about information privacy that deter researchers from sharing data. He also discusses selected best practices for anonymization and the treatment of personally identifiable information in datasets.


Registered Reports and Funding in Consciousness and Religion Research

Thursday, June 16, 2022 
This webinar discusses the purpose, structure, and benefits of Registered Reports and provides details of funding opportunities to conduct research using the Registered Reports model in both the consciousness and psychology of religion disciplines.


Funding Consciousness Research with Registered Reports: Informational Webinar

Thursday, April 28, 2022 
This webinar discusses COS's new initiative to fund consciousness research through Registered Reports. The presentation includes information on the initiative and eligibility details.


A Guide to Supporting Early Career Researchers in Open Science

Thursday, April 7, 2022 
Supporting early career researchers in their open science journey is critical for the future of the field. This webinar provides practical and concrete steps for early career researchers to follow to advance their open scholarship practice.

Updating Registration: Round Table

Updating Registration: Round Table

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
This webinar discusses the aim behind updating preregistrations, what funders and publishers are looking for when reviewing registration updates, and how it’s impacting their process.

Unconference 2022

2022 Unconference on Open Scholarship Practices in Education Research

February 27-28, 2022
The Unconference 2022 was a virtual participation event featuring participant-led sessions analyzing the current state of open scholarship practice and interactive hackathons seeking solutions to identified problems.


Open Science Data Curation, Preservation, and Access by Libraries

December 9, 2021
Internet Archive & Center for Open Science

Metascience 2021

Metascience 2021 Conference

September 16-18 and 23-25, 2021
A worldwide communities of researchers and stakeholders converged to share knowledge, foster community, and define a roadmap of research and intervention priorities to accelerate science.

Your Questions Answered: How to Retain Copyright While Others Distribute and Build Upon Your Work

Your Questions Answered: How to Retain Copyright While Others Distribute and Build Upon Your Work

September 16, 2021
Brandon Butler, Becca Neel & Joanna Schimizzi

Preregistration of Secondary Data

Preregistration of Secondary Data

July 7, 2021
Olmo van den Akker, Marjan Bakker, Pam Davis-Kean & David Mellor

Symposium: A critical analysis of the scientific reform movement

Symposium: A critical analysis of the scientific reform movement

April 20, 2021
Berna Devezer, Ivan Flis, Kyle Harp-Rushing, Sabina Leonelli, Brian Nosek & David Peterson

The Future of Open Science in Educational Research: an ECR Perspective

The Future of Open Science in Educational Research: an ECR Perspective

March 23, 2021
Jesse Fleming & Sarah Emily Wilson

Analyzing Education Data with Open Science Best Practices, R, and OSF

Analyzing Education Data with Open Science Best Practices, R, and OSF

March 9, 2021
Cynthia D'Angelo & Josh Rosenberg

Leveraging Open Ecosystems to Enhance Reproducible Workflows

Leveraging Open Ecosystems to Enhance Reproducible Workflows

January 27, 2021
Steffen Bollman, Eric Olson, Nici Pfeiffer, Lenny Teytelman & Aaron Wolen

Preregistration of Qualitative Research

Preregistration of Qualitative Research

December 9, 2020
Tamarinde Haven

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