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Collaborate, Learn, and Share as We Advance Open Science Practices in Education Research

Thursday, March 9, 12pm - 6pm EST
Friday, March 10, 8am - 2pm EST

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(Open Scholarship Practices in Ed Research)

The 2023 Unconference will be a virtual participation event featuring participant-led sessions analyzing the current state of open scholarship practice seeking solutions to identified problems. Participants will assess barriers to adoption of open scholarship practices unique to the education community and brainstorm strategies for promoting greater awareness.



Brian Nosek

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science, on the use of open science to advance education research.

Sara Hart

Data Sharing with Sara Hart

This session will cover the benefits of data sharing as well as the “how to” of how to prepare data for sharing.

Matt Makel

Understanding Replication in Education Research with Matt Makel

This session will introduce the purpose of replication, different conceptions of replication, and some models for implementation in education.

Bryan Cook and Stacy Shaw

Preprints and Open Access with Bryan Cook and Stacy Shaw

This session will provide an introduction to preprints with a focus on their contributions and limitations in the context of current models of scholarly publishing.

Scott Peters and Karen Rambo-Hernandez

Preregistration with Scott Peters and Karen Rambo-Hernandez

This session will introduce the basics of pre-registration: a method for creating a permanent record of a research plan prior to conducting data collection and/or data analysis.

Betsy McCoach and Amanda Montoya

Registered Reports with Betsy McCoach and Amanda Montoya

This session will introduce the basics of registered reports and the process of creating a permanent record of a research plan prior to conducting data collection.


Sessions will provide a broader and more educational focus for attendees who are seeking to expand their knowledge about open science.

Agenda Coming Soon

Unconference Sessions

Group discussions designed to reach consensus on a topic or generate a plan of action.


Hands on lessons that leave attendees with resources to use and apply.

Lightning Talks

Presentations on a topic in five minutes or less.

The Unconference is a brilliant event to those interested in open science and education which surely promises to energize the community! It is an interactive, invigorating and inspiring event, featuring extremely savvy facilitators keen on peer-to-peer learning and ensuring participation and collaboration across attendees.


Flavio Azevedo
Director of FORRT (Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training)
University of Cambridge

The Unconference has become an event I look forward to every year. It is an opportunity for education researchers, across all specializations, to come together to share collective knowledge about a topic that impacts the entire field: open science. Researchers of all experience levels should feel welcome at this event; there is something for everyone! My understanding of open science has improved greatly since attending this event and I am excited to continue the learning this year!


Crystal Lewis
Education Research Data Manager

2023 Advisory Committee

Colleen Ganley

Florida State University

Crystal Lewis

Research Data Management Consultant

Matthew Makel

Johns Hopkins University

Betsy McCoach

University of Connecticut

David Mellor

Center for Open Science

Karen Rambo-Hernandez

Texas A&M University

Crystal Steltenpohl

Dartmouth Center for Program Design and Evaluation

Bill Therrien

University of Virginia

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Sponsored by the Center for Open Science with support from the National Science Foundation award DRL-1937698. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within the unconference are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF

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