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# Making Science Transparent By Default # Wednesday October 10, 2018, 3:30pm - 5:00pm Seminar Room LB-362, Webster Library, Concordia University Pavillion J.W. McConnell Bldg, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada ([Google map][1]) @[toc](Navigation) ## Overview ## In this workshop, participants will: 1. **Learn** to create an open research project, disseminate findings through preprint communities, and address bias in research planning. 2. **Advocate** for open science policies. 3. **Create communities** of practice to engage a wider audience through shared goals. We will begin with an ideal end in mind: a fully open research report disseminated and improved through an open preprint platform. Backing up the assertions and discoveries from that preprint are fully open and FAIR data, analysis code, and research materials. Underlying the whole project is a persistent, preregistered analysis plan that helps to improve planning and address sources of bias in data collection and analysis. Finally, participants will plan a community-building campaign that takes advantage of our open source tools. To prepare for the workshop, sign up for an account at https://osf.io. Materials will be provided here: https://osf.io/sfzxc/ Contact David Mellor for questions: david@cos.io or [@EvoMellor][2] ---------- ### About COS ### The Center for Open Science is a non-profit technology and culture change company whose mission is to increase the transparency and reproducibility in scientific research. We achieve this mission through meta-science to discover barriers to reproducibility, advocacy for solutions to change norms and incentives in the scientific community, and infrastructure to enable an open research workflow, the OSF. ---------- # A Three Part Workshp # ## An Open Research Project ## The paper is just the summary of the research output. The protocol, any preregistration, data, materials, analysis code, and preprint represents the larger body of that is rarely discoverable. In this portion of the workshop, participants will create a template project that contains: 1. A shared file 2. A preregistration 3. A preprint Finally, participants will see how to connect to github and common storage services in order to connect and preserve a complete research project. ---------- ## Advocating for Open Science ## We are an effective community when it comes to making science more transparent. Continuing that drive takes effort and commitment. In this portion of the workshop, participants will make start two action campaigns to drive journal policy toward better, more open scholarship. 1. Evaluate a community's journal policies based on the framework covered in the TOP Guidelines. Copy this google sheet template: http://bit.ly/TOPgeneric 2. Start a letter writing campaign based on the [Registered Reports Now!][3] formula. ---------- ## Build a Community of Practice ## Movements require dedicated communities like this one to keep on moving forward. When those practitioners come from within specific research disciplines, they can lead by example and spread best practice throughout their networks. In this final portion of the workshop, we'll demonstrate how communities have sprung up to advance the practices they prioritize. 1. Preprints 2. StudySwap, a platform for building collaborations 3. SIPS [1]: https://www.google.com/maps/place/45%C2%B029%2748.8%22N+73%C2%B034%2740.9%22W/@45.4968739,-73.5802261,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d45.4968739!4d-73.5780374?hl=en [2]: http://twitter.com/evomellor [3]: https://osf.io/3wct2/wiki/home/