Open science practices are becoming increasingly expected by government agencies (NIH, OSTP, UNESCO) and funders, but how does a researcher begin to learn about and implement open science practices in their work? Preliminary research demonstrates that the influenza community sees value in preregistration and data sharing, the publication of null results, and replication studies. However, there is a mismatch in support for open science and using open science practices in research (Open Scholarship Survey, 2022). One way to narrow the gap between support and practice is through learning opportunities.

With generous funding from Flu Lab, the Center for Open Science (COS) has offered training opportunities for influenza researchers. The following resources include those developed for and by the participants in the COS Opening Influenza Research Fellowship and a pilot Open Science Community Trainer Certification Program to advance open science adoption in the influenza research community. 

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The resources include the following sections:


Introduction to Open Science

Training materials and presentations that introduce the fundamentals of open science, focusing on how to organize research collaborations, manage data, and support early career researchers.

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Open Science Practices

Detailed guidance on open science practices such as preregistration, Registered Reports, data sharing, and code sharing, including webinars and presentations.

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Resources for Teaching

Lesson plans, frameworks, and pedagogical best practices for teaching open science concepts, curated for educators and trainers to effectively integrate these practices into their teaching.

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Communities of Practices

Information on joining various open science communities and networks, including FORRT, ASAPBio, The Carpentries, and ReproducibiliTea, which support and promote open science practices.

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The resources aim to:

  • Introduce open science to influenza researchers and adjacent fields including virology and public health
  • Demystify open science practices including preregistration, Registered Reports, data sharing and data management
  • Provide resources for academic teaching and pedagogy for open science
  • Suggest communities that can support researchers in using open science in their research and teaching

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