OSCG workshop: Are you unintentionally p-hacking?

In research it is common to use p-values to decide whether an effect is found in a study or not. But can the p-value be trusted? It turns out that more often than researchers realize, it cannot!

Too often researchers unintentionally p-hack their results to their favored outcome. The fact p-hacking (most often) happens unintentional is scary, it means that it potentially can happen to all of us.

In this workshop by Maurits Masselink, you will learn what p-hacking is, how it happens, how to spot it, and importantly, what researchers can do to prevent it from happening as best as possible.

When? 24th of June, 13:00-14:30 CEST
Where? https://meet.google.com/yua-dumt-okt
For whom? Open to all


Bio: Maurits Masselink is a postdoctoral researcher working at the UMCG. His research interests are in psychology, psychiatry and research methodology. Maurits is a strong advocator of Open Science practices and is one of the founders of the Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG). The OSCG aims to facilitate large-scale adoption of open, reproducible and responsible science practices within the University of Groningen (UG) and the University Medical Center (UMCG). For more information and to join the OSCG visit the website www.openscience-groningen.nl

Online workshop 27 May 14:00-15:00: The Future is Open!

The future is open! 
How Open Science Communities can help transition towards Open Science as the future modus operandi

Join our online workshop 27 May 14:00-15:00 CEST: ‘The future is open! How Open Science Communities can help transition towards Open Science as the future modus operandi’ by Vera Heininga

In this talk, Vera Heininga will first discuss what she understands by Open Science (what is it, but also above all: what is it not?). Then she will discuss Open Science Communities (OSCs), what it entails exactly and how OSCs in the Netherlands can help / support researchers in the transition to Open Science. For the latter, she will draw on a recent article that was recently accepted by the journal “Science and Public Policy” (see the preprint here: https://osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/7gct9/download).

Vera Heininga is the Open Science coordinator of the University of Groningen. She is a great fan of Open Science, meaning that she: loves research transparency; pre-registers her confirmatory analyzes a priori; uses Open Workflow Tools (e.g., R Markdown); publishes in Open Access journals; and makes her well-annotated programming code publicly available. Vera is also an interdisciplinary postdoc at the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen, and co-founder of the Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG).

For whom: Students, researchers, policy makers, support staff

Click here to join the online workshop

Program of the Official OSCG Kick-off 22 October

The OSCG will kick-off with an interactive workshop with 3 parts:

1. The why, what and how of Open Science (Rink Hoekstra)
We will discuss what Open Science entails and how to include Open Science practices in your research.

2. How to deal with resistance against Open Science (Tina Kretschmer)
Maybe you want to include Open Science practices in your research, but you encounter resistance (e.g. an unwilling supervisor or co-author, a lack of funding to publish OA, or time constraints). Now what? During this session different scenarios will be discussed and solutions will be explored.

3. The future of the OSCG
We have plans and ideas but we want to know what you think. We invite you to bring your awesome Open Science ideas to the workshop. We need your input!

OSCG kick-off program
09.00 – 09.10 OSCG introduction
09.10 – 10.10 The why, what and how of Open Science (Rink Hoekstra)
10.10 – 10:30 Coffee break
10.30 – 11:15 How to deal with resistance against Open Science (Tina Kretschmer)
11.15 – 12.00 The future of the OSCG.
12:00 – 13.30 Free lunch (if you subscribe for the workshop!)
Afternoon program: See below

Glass Hall of the Van Swinderen Huys,
Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen.

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Do you want more Open Science on 22 Oktober?
In the afternoon there is the Symposium on Open Science Research Practices organized by University of Groningen Library and the Central Medical Library and to which the OSCG contributes as well. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Rachael Ainsworth (Manchester), and Dr. Anita Eerland (Utrecht). Click here to subscribe to the afternoon program.

Save the date: Open Science Kick-off event – 22 October 9:00-12:00 Glazen zaal van Swinderenhuys

The Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG) has its kick-off event on October 22.

During the kick-off event, the OSCG presents its goals and there will be an interactive introductory workshop.
In the workshop, you are invited to share your ideas for activities, workshops and achieving the goals of the OSCG:
–       Facilitating Open Science Practices (through workshops, lectures, and materials on our website)
–       Connecting Open Science enthusiasts
–       Uniting current Open Science initiatives
–       Stimulating new Open Science policies (e.g., Responsible Science Award)

Date & time: 22 October 2019, 9:00-12:00 Glazen zaal van Swinderenhuys
Click here to subscribe for the OSCG kick-off event!

In the afternoon the OSCG will also be present at the Symposium Open Science research practices organized by University library.
For the program and to join the afternoon program click here