We have developed a robust, pragmatic curriculum, curated from use cases developed in collaboration with the community of open researchers we engage, continuously iterating to bring forth new use cases, examples and workflows.
Both options take participating researchers through the same day-long workshop on open and reproducible research. The remote workshop option contains an additional day of material meant for staff who work in a training or support capacity. This additional remote day is focused on introducing our own training support materials, examples from other campuses, and working through the tasks required of staff members who will be acting as facilitators during the workshop with researchers.
The presentation and explanation portions of the workshop are handled via a video conference connection to our trainer in VA. Local facilitators work with researchers during the exercise portions of the workshop to ensure no one gets stuck, to help pass common questions or challenges over to the remote trainer so that they can be addressed for the whole group, and to help keep to the schedule by signaling the remote trainer when the room is ready for the next material. Facilitators will have participated in a dedicated training day, also remote, to work through all the exercises directly with the trainer and practice coordinating activities. Only one facilitator must be available during both days of this training though having two or three can be beneficial.
COS currently requests a projector be provided at the facility and will need to add at least a mic/speaker setup for audio. We will also need a machine with a wired connection for the presenter to avoid network issues.
COS needs to check rooms at least two days, and ideally a week, beforehand to make sure we can get a good zoom link, that audio levels can be worked out, etc.
COS provides a template flyer and logos available for you to freely distribute.
COS generates a standard anonymous survey for workshop participants to gauge their existing familiarity with the concepts and tools discussed, the impact of the workshop on their intention to implement various reproducibility-related practices in their research, and their general interest in additional training on these topics. We are happy to share these survey results with event organizers and/or integrate the questions into any existing training survey/feedback processes on campus.
Workshops are generally best for any scholars who are engaged in quantitative research, though we can give workshops that are geared towards one particular discipline, e.g. psychology, if there is demand for that. Our general audience is a combination of graduate students and faculty, and we also often have members of the library staff and research staff in attendance.
Yes, it is fine to record a workshop and make it available later for researchers who were unable to attend the workshops.