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.
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.