Scientific rigor and transparency are key factors in making research outcomes more impactful. However, increasing rigor often requires that researchers and labs implement new practices and learn new tools. The good news is that the Center for Open Science (COS) offers a variety of training modules to help you navigate this complexity.
We have developed a robust, hands-on, 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.
It contains flexible modules that can be delivered in different lengths, designed to meet audience schedules and learning objectives. We are happy to help you select the best modules that fit the needs of you and your organization. We also provide survey assessments that can help you understand the baseline and outcomes from the training.
The modular training curriculum that COS employs is openly licensed and available for others to reuse. We offer our staff with expertise to deliver the training to your participants at low costs.
Learn collaborative data management that makes data and materials findable, reusable, and understandable for all throughout the research lifecycle.
Learn documentation of the pre-analysis and planning of a research study, meet journal and funder open science policies, and facilitate collaborations and dissemination of your work.
Through hands-on activities, learn how to use OSF to work with collaborators more efficiently and streamline research workflow from planning to publishing.
Learn to document and share data, materials and code in ways that increase the findability, accessibility, and reproducibility of research, and demonstrate a researcher’s impact across the research lifecycle.
At this time and for the foreseeable future, COS will only be offering the remote option for providing training services. We believe we can effectively provide training workshops using virtual conferencing and document sharing tools for small to medium size audiences. Please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
The presentation and explanation portions of the workshop are handled via Zoom by one of our trainers (and helpers as needed). Most of us are located in Virginia (US Eastern Time). You can facilitate the delivery of the workshop in two ways:
Most participants will benefit from having access to their own device (laptop or desktop computers strongly recommended for hands-on activities) during workshop sessions. This enables them to participate easily in all activities. For sessions with a local presentation component, there should be sufficient AV equipment for participants to see and hear the trainer, as well as a microphone to speak to the trainer.
The trainer and facilitators should agree on the delivery method at least one week in advance. If the facilitators are providing the video conference platform, then the facilitators and trainers should arrange to test the platform at least two days in advance. Trainers and facilitators should plan to join the video conference at least 10 minutes before the event begins.
COS provides a template flyer and logos available for you to freely distribute.
COS generates standard anonymous surveys for workshop participants, delivered both before and after the event, 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.
Yes, it is fine to record a workshop and make it available later for researchers who were unable to attend the workshops.