Events & Webinars

The latest discussions in open science, presented by diverse voices within the research community.

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Innovative Methods to Accelerate Research on the Connection Between Social Media and Youth Mental Health Using Meta and Other Data  

Innovative Methods to Accelerate Research on the Connection Between Social Media and Youth Mental Health Using Meta and Other Data

July 19 at 12 pm ET

Join COS and the University of Virginia (UVA) Thriving Youth in a Digital Environment (TYDE) for a free webinar on advancing research in social media and mental health. Discover new methodologies, learn about their strengths and limitations, and find out which research questions they best address.

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Data Management in Large-Scale Education Research  

Data Management in Large-Scale Education Research

July 23 at 12:30 pm ET

Research data management is becoming more complex as researchers handle larger datasets, use advanced technologies, and embrace open science practices. In this webinar, Crystal Lewis, with over 10 years of experience in education research data, will discuss her open access book, "Data Management in Large-Scale Education Research," and share valuable insights for both newcomers and experienced data managers.

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OSF for Institutions: Tools and Insights for Academic Librarians and Research Support Staff  

OSF for Institutions: Tools and Insights for Academic Librarians and Research Support Staff

July 26 at 1 pm ET

Discover how OSF Institutions streamlines workflows, enhances collaboration for your research communities, and ensures compliance with institutional policies. Learn to track research activity, improve efficiency, and elevate your institution’s scholarly outputs.

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Open Access and Open Data at the NIH  

Open Access and Open Data at the NIH: How to Respond to Requests for Information and Influence the Future of Research

Aug. 7 at 1 pm ET

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting comments from the public on its Draft Public Access Policy & Guidance regarding reuse of articles and publication costs. Join SPARC and COS for a webinar that will give a brief overview of the draft policy, their recommendations for improvement, and instructions on how to have your voice heard in shaping the future of research policy.

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Recent Events & Webinars

Advances in Research Evaluation

Advances in Research Evaluation: Large-Scale Efforts in the US and Worldwide

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Ten years after the publication of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the movement to reform research assessment is accelerating and maturing internationally. This webinar will discuss efforts in the U.S. and globally to reform research evaluation. It will cover the HELIOS Open initiative, which aims to promote open scholarship practices among leaders in top U.S. colleges. Internationally, CoARA is leading the charge to shift research evaluation towards qualitative judgments and away from problematic metrics.


FAIR Sharing for Education Researchers

FAIR Sharing for Education Researchers: Introducing LDbase Community Metadata Records on OSF

Thursday, May 23, 2024
This webinar introduces a new OSF feature that makes it possible and easy for education researchers to make their research FAIR by annotating their OSF projects with specialized metadata. Experts from LDbase, whose custom metadata template is for projects in the fields of education, learning, and human development, will introduce their template and demonstrate how its use promotes FAIR sharing in education research.


OSF Institutions Case Study

OSF Institutions Case Study: Collaborating on Open Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, May 20, 2024
Are you wondering how other institutions, libraries and departments support open scholarship so you might learn best practices? Join us for a deep dive with guests from Carnegie Mellon University's Open at CMU program.

Reproducibility Futures

Reproducibility Futures and the Need to Center Epistemic Diversity

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
How does the concept of reproducibility vary across different scientific disciplines, and what's the future of reproducibility? The webinar aims to provide a nuanced understanding of the current challenges and future directions in research reproducibility, offering insights into how scientific practices may evolve in response to these issues.

Getting Started on the OSF

Getting Started on the OSF: A Hands-on Guide

Thursday, April 11, 2024
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, while also providing a guided tour through key workflows and features.

Measuring Open Science

Measuring Open Science

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
This webinar highlights insightful discussions on the current state of open science adoption, featuring diverse perspectives from researchers, funders, and publishers, as well as an exploration of innovative initiatives and metrics designed to enhance and track open science practices across various disciplines and regions.

Evaluating Interventions

Evaluating Interventions Designed to Increase the Uptake of Open Research

Thursday, March 28, 2024
The webinar discusses the UK Reproducibility Network's Open Research Programme, focusing on enhancing open research practices across 20-45 institutions through training, improved recognition in recruitment, and sharing best practices. It will delve into the complex evaluation of these interventions, aiming to establish and track changes in open research practices and their relation to the program's activities, despite the challenges in attributing outcomes and developing a coherent evaluation framework.

Getting Started on the OSF

Getting Started on the OSF: A Hands-on Guide

Monday, March 18, 2024
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, while also providing a guided tour through key workflows and features.

Preregistration Templates

Preregistration Templates as a New Addition to the Evidence-Based Toxicology Toolbox

Thursday, February 29, 2024
In this webinar, the Evidence Based Toxicology (EBT) editorial team and COS staff present a new opportunity for researchers in toxicology and environmental health research to submit preregistration templates to an EBT Special Issue. We discuss the value of preregistered research for the toxicology and environmental health communities and give researchers and journal editors outside of this domain the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of specialized preregistration templates. 

Sharing Sensitive Qualitative Data

Sharing Sensitive Qualitative Data

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Researchers who handle qualitative and/or sensitive research data have many questions on whether to share data, and how to share data in a way that aligns with their ethical obligations. While working with a dataset involving interviews with sexual assault survivors, a team led by Dr. Rebecca Campbell developed a methodological framework for remediating sensitive narrative data. Join us as their team describes their process, considerations for researchers wanting to share sensitive narrative data, and ways that funders and institutions can support researchers doing this work.

Registered Revisions Reverse Meta Trial

Registered Revisions Meta Trial: Innovations in Journal Policy Experimentation

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
This project aims to push the boundaries in evidence-based policy making for science through, 1) A novel pre-committment device for peer review called Registered Revisions, 2) The first ever randomized experiment of journal policies, and 3) The first semi-centralized study in-a-kit style prospective meta-analysis. This webinar takes a deep dive into what Registered Revisions are, the design behind this trial, and how you and your journal can participate.

Preregistration: A Plan, Not a Prison

Preregistration: A Plan, Not a Prison

Thursday, February 1, 2024
This session offers a comprehensive introduction to preregistration's role in research methodology, highlighting benefits from transparency to facilitating replication studies. Delve into the OSF workflows and dispel common concerns and misconceptions. 

Understanding and Accessing Wave 1 Data for Researchers

The Global Flourishing Study: Understanding and Accessing Wave 1 Data for Researchers

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Hear from Zacc Ritter (Gallup), Theresa Stankov (COS), and Lesley Markham (COS) during a webinar on the Wave 1 Global Flourishing Study data. Following a brief introduction to the study, the presenters will cover topics such as survey development, validated measures, and methodology, codebook, and file types followed by a Q&A about the data.

OSF Institutions Case Study

OSF Institutions Case Study: Panel Discussion on Best Practices at Virginia Commonwealth University

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Discover how the VCU Data Science Lab supports rigorous, transparent, and reproducible research. Through the advancement of methods, tools, and training programs aligned with best practices, the lab empowers researchers to generate robust and credible findings. The panel will delve into topics such as open scholarship best practices, support structures, and valuable insights gleaned from VCU's utilization of their OSF Institutions membership.

OSF Registry Case Study

OSF Registry Case Study: Navigating Funders' Workflows with Stiftelsen Dam

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Hear from Brian Nosek, COS Executive Director, in conversation with Jan-Ole Hesselberg, Chief Program Officer of Stiftelsen Dam, a Norwegian funding agency that supports health research. The foundation uses the DAM Registry, hosted on the OSF Registries infrastructure, to support its funded researchers by ensuring that projects follow guidelines for transparency established by the foundation.  

OSF Research Workflow Case Study

OSF Research Workflow Case Study: A Deep Dive into Character Lab's Integrated OSF Collection and Registry

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Hear from Crystal Steltenpohl, COS Training and Education Manager, in conversation with Shelby Billups, Manager, Research Facilitation and Experience at Character Lab. Explore the innovative approaches that Character Lab utilizes to connect researchers with educators, fostering greater understanding of the factors influencing social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being in young people nationwide. 

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The Global Flourishing Study Randomized Trial: Examining the Impact of Registered Reports and Preregistration

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 
Are you open to either preregistration or Registered Reports to gain early access to the Global Flourishing Study data? Do you want to contribute to a better understanding of how these two approaches comparatively impact the publication process and research outcomes? Consider joining the COS randomized trial! Watch this webinar to learn more about the randomized trial and how you can participate. 

Helping Others Use Your Data: Lessons from the Field of Neuroscience

Helping Others Use Your Data: Lessons From the Field of Neuroscience

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 
So you’ve created an amazing dataset that you would love for other researchers to have access to. What’s next? Watch this webinar to hear from experts from the NeuroImaging Data Model (NIDM) and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics to learn about metadata: what it is, why it is important, and how the OSF and other tools can make it easy for you to include it with your project materials so others can find the data you’ve worked so hard to curate.

Getting Started on the OSF

Getting Started on the OSF

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 
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, while also providing a guided tour through key workflows and features.

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GREI Collaborative Webinar: Meaningful Metrics

Friday, October 13, 2023 
The Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) metrics webinar explores the context of Make Data Count and implementation of meaningful data metrics across the GREI initiative. Researchers and academic staff who are interested in responsible research data metrics are invited to watch this webinar.

Tracking and Reporting Research Plans and Outcomes from My Institution

Tracking and Reporting Research Plans and Outcomes From My Institution

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 
This webinar is designed for research administrators, librarians, and other support staff and will feature explorations of the enhanced institution, funder, resource type, and lifecycle metadata, while discussing how these can make meeting reporting requirements faster and easier.

Tracking and Reporting Funded Research Plans and Outcomes

Tracking and Reporting Funded Research Plans and Outcomes

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 
This webinar is designed for funder programs and will feature explorations of the enhanced funder, resource type, and lifecycle metadata, while discussing how these can make meeting reporting requirements faster and easier.

Preregistration and Registered Reports

Preregistration and Registered Reports

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 + Thursday, September 28, 2023
Watch this webinar for an in-depth review of preregistration and Registered Reports to prepare researchers for early access to the data from the Global Flourishing Study.

GREI Collaborative Webinar: Metadata Recommendations

GREI Collaborative Webinar: Metadata Recommendations

Friday, September 15, 2023
Watch this webinar to learn about the metadata recommendations from the GREI metadata and search subcommittee, including how the recommendations came about, what we hope to achieve, and next steps.

OSF Discovery for Research Planning and Sharing

OSF Discovery for Research Planning and Sharing

Thursday, September 14, 2023
OSF has a suite of brand new search features, making it easier and faster to find OSF content while also enabling researchers and to meet funder and publisher data sharing commitments. This webinar details the available features, as well as provides guidance on making your own research more discoverable.

An Introduction to Wave 1 Sample Data

An Introduction to Wave 1 Sample Data

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 + Thursday, September 14, 2023
This webinar provides an introduction to the Global Flourishing Study, discusses how to use the sample data set from this study, and how to gain early access to the full dataset when it becomes available.

GREI Collaborative Webinar: Use Cases in Generalist Repositories and Community Feedback

GREI Collaborative Webinar: Use Cases in Generalist Repositories and Community Feedback

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Watch the webinar from Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) members to learn more about how we center our work on the user experience through a series of use cases from each of the GREI partners. Viewers will be introduced to the four introductory use cases and view demonstrations of the use cases in action.

Big team science applied to open educational resources and metascience

Big-Team Science Applied to Open Educational Resources and Metascience

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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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开放科学跨语言系列报告: 开放科学中文圈

Saturday, June 17, 2023
摘要:本系列报告的目是强调、连接和理解全球范围内的开放科学研究实践,以及帮助跨越语言障碍。此次网络研讨会将重点介绍开放科学中文社区(Chinese Open Science Network, COSN), COSN是一个草根组织,致力于在开放科学领域推动全球合作。COSN通过促进研究论文、报告和其他科研材料的翻译,努力确保全球的学者都能无障碍地获取这些宝贵的知识,无论他们的母语是是英文还是中文。我们还将从开放科学的视角,探讨中国学者在出版、政府和政策方面的观点和挑战。

Open Science Across Geographies Speaker Series: Chinese Open Science Network (COSN)

Open Science Across Geographies Speaker Series: Chinese Open Science Network (COSN)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
The Open Science Across Geographies Speaker Series aims to highlight, connect, and understand researcher practices in open science worldwide and help bridge the language barrier. In this webinar, we focus on the Chinese Open Science Network (COSN), an organization dedicated to fostering global collaboration and understanding in the field of open science. This webinar discusses open science perspectives from Chinese researchers in publishing, government, and policy.

Metascience 2023

Metascience 2023 Conference

May 9-10, 2023
A global gathering for knowledge sharing, community building, and opportunities to define a roadmap of research and intervention priorities to accelerate science. Access recordings from Metascience 2023. Watch session recordings and pre-conference virtual symposia.

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COS 10 Year Anniversary

May 8, 2023
The COS 10 year anniversary marks a significant milestone in our journey toward promoting openness, integrity, and reproducibility in research.  As part of our celebration, we hosted an event at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC, featuring a day-long symposium where our valued partners and supporters gathered to discuss the advancements made in open science and explore its future direction and impact. 

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Special Education Research Accelerator (SERA)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
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. Learn more about SERA, how it works, and how to get involved.

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
This webinar introduces 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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