ReproducibiliTea 23 May 2-3 pm CET: Scientific Red Teams  

Leo Tiokhin, from Eindhoven University of Technology will discuss with us the concept of Red Teams and how they can be used in research. 

Scientific Red Teams

Red teams are groups of individuals who play the role of an adversary – attacking a system and revealing its weaknesses, with the ultimate goal of improving system functioning. In the last two years, our group has attempted to incorporate the concept of red teaming into scientific practice. We have conducted a range of projects in which diverse teams of independent scientists have received financial compensation to criticize scientific research. In this session, I will summarize our experiences implementing red teams in science and outline directions for future development. My goal is to stimulate a discussion about the costs and benefits of red teams, and the potential role of red teams in the future of scientific practice.

Like two weeks ago, we will offer a hybrid session again. If you want to meet in person, please stop by the Bouman building (Room B.128). Others are welcome to join via Google Meet (link below).

What: Scientific Red Teams  Guest speaker Leo Tiokhin

When: Monday May 23, 2 – 3 PM (CET)

Where: In person: H.0431 (Heymans Building) or Online: DM or email for URL

Hope to see you next week!

Best wishes,

Lisette, Michiel, Ineke & Andrea

Open call for the Open Research Award 2022

We invite you to submit your case study now! 

The University of Groningen Library (UB) and the Open Science Community Groningen launch the 3rd annual Open Research Award. The award celebrates the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible.

600 words on your success or failure to use ‘open’ research practices.

Via this submission form

Now, up until September 30!

We welcome the submission of no more than 600 words in length that discuss the use of one or more open practices in the conduct of research and/or communication of outputs to achieve specific research aims or solve particular problems.

The case studies ideally explore the challenges of making open choices as well as those that celebrate positive experiences and successful open science practices.  Staff members and students can submit case studies. All submissions will be screened for eligibility by a jury. All eligible cases receive an Open Research Award certificate. In addition, three eligible cases will be randomly drawn by the jury; each of which will receive 500 euros. For more information check the webpage or contact us via