[blog] Open Research Award: Celebrating openness … and randomness?

Recently, the Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG) and the University of Groningen Library (UB) collaboratively set up a yearly returning Open Research Award, with the first awards being awarded October 2020. The goal of the Open Research Award is to (1) raise awareness and promote Open Research [1] practices, for example, pre-registration or Open Access publishing; (2) and incentivize incorporating Open Research in research by acknowledging and rewarding it. In this blog, we will play devil’s advocate so that we can cover pros and cons of introducing an Open Research Award and its uptake of a modified lottery.

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[Blog] Silly… and unethical scientists

Silly… and unethical scientists

When scientists and non-scientists are confronted with similar problems, you may expect those smart scientists to handle the problems more sensibly than non-scientists. However, in this blog, I show that the opposite may be true and that scientists all too often go for solutions that are silly… and unethical. Continue reading “[Blog] Silly… and unethical scientists”

23 January 2019: ReproducibiliTea #19: How to code like a pro – Workshop Henk van der Veen

Preparation: follow these steps, (approx. 15 min):  https://hampei.github.io/rstuff/install_quick.html & bring your laptop!

Thursday, January 23rd, 10.00 – 11.00.
Location: UMCG, Triadebuilding entrance 24, room k1.25

More and more, researchers are required to share code and enable others to reproduce their results. However, most of us have received little (if any) training on how to code properly, effectively and efficiently, deal with version control, or encounter reproducibility issues due to updating R-packages. On top of that, it can be really scary to share your code, warts and all, even if you think you’ve done a good job. Luckily there are various tools and software to help.

In this workshop, Henk van der Veen, senior software engineer at Roqua, will give an overview how to create and share code in a way that let’s other people (including future you) easily contribute to or reproduce your results. The focus will be on the packrat package in R and github repositories, as two steps in the coding chain. Henk will discuss advantages of a code repository, and explain about branches, pull requests, coding style and code reviews. Bring your laptop to play around with these technologies, and if there is enough time we might do a coding exercise.
IMPORTANT: To make sure we don’t spend 20 minutes on installing everything in the beginning, if you plan to bring your laptop and try the software, please follow these steps before the session (approx. 15 min): https://hampei.github.io/rstuff/install_quick.html. If you run into trouble/have any questions contact me (Daan) or Henk.

Best,

Daan Orneé

ReproducibiliTea Groningen BLOGPOST #1: Science; why the best is not yet good enough

Science; why the best is not yet good enough.

Science is currently our best way of acquiring knowledge. It is the continuing process that has brought us – amongst others – our understanding that the Earth revolves around the Sun, the Industrial Revolution, and modern Medicine, while surely in a few years, it will also bring us hoverboards. Continue reading “ReproducibiliTea Groningen BLOGPOST #1: Science; why the best is not yet good enough”

20 November 2020: FSE Open Science Get-together (an OSCG Member initiative)

**Post event edit: subscribe to the FSE get together news letter to stay updated about upcoming FSE meetings https://is.gd/openfse **

OSCG member initiative at Faculty of Science and Engineering
Did you ever read an article wishing the authors would make their data
and software available? Do you think reproducibility is a problem in
your field of research? Are you annoyed by open access fees?

Have you heard about open science, but would like to know more? Did you
always want to ask something about open science in an informal setting?
Or do you have strong opinions which you would like to share with others
at the Faculty of Science and Engineering?

Come to our first *FSE Open Science Get-together*!

When?  Wednesday *20 November 16:00 – 17:30*

Where?  Room 5173.0151, Linnaeusborg, Zernike

What?
– a very short introduction to open science
– discussion: Do we need more open science at the FSE?
– practical: Is the Open Science Framework (OSF) useful for me? Trying
out https://osf.io/

As members of the new Open Science Community Groningen
(https://openscience-groningen.nl)we want to start a regular meeting
about everything related to open science, with a focus on the Faculty of
Science and Engineering. In the future we hope to be a place for
discussion and a journal club in the tradition of
https://reproducibilitea.org/.

Everybody is welcome and we look forward to see you!

Pi Haase (Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity)
Stefano Tiso (Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences)
Malvin Gattinger (Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science
and Artificial Intelligence)