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!
Lisette, Michiel, Ineke & Andrea
We are very happy to announce next week’s session with guest speaker Federico Pianzola. Based on his 10+ years experience as managing editor of an Open Access journal about literary studies and on his work with computational methods for cultural heritage data, Federico will present some reflections on strategies for promoting Open Science among humanities researchers.
It will be a hybrid session. If you want to meet in person, please stop by the Bouman building (Room B.128). Others are welcome to join via Google Meet (email us for the url).
What: Open Science for the humanities
Guest speaker Federico Pianzola
When: Monday March 28, 2 – 3 PM (CET)
Where: In person: B.128 (Bouman Building) or Online: email for URL.
Suggested reading: Schöch, C., van Dalen-Oskam, K., Antoniak, M., Jannidis, F., & Mimno, D. (2020, June 14). Replication and Computational Literary Studies. Digital Humanities Conference 2020 (DH2020), Ottawa, Canada. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3893428
When: Monday Feb 28, 2 – 3 pm CET. DM for the link!
Where: contact email@example.com or send a DM on Twitter to @GroningenTea for the link
Attention for Reproduction and Reproducibility of research is becoming increasingly important in scientific research. Therefore we invite you to join us in the OSCG-Groningen Reprohack on 11 November from 13.00-17.00 CET.
What is a Reprohack?
In a Reprohack (Reproducibility-Hackathon), participants try to reproduce the research output of other researchers, who may be other participants of the Reprohack or other researchers whoe made their data and code publicly available. During this workshop, participants will go through a research article in groups and try to reproduce the results as listed in the article using the code and data belonging to the article. This will give insight into whether the research is sufficiently transparent, clear, and reproducible. At the end of the workshop, we share our experiences and give feedback to authors to improve the reproducibility of their research.
There are two ways to participate:
1) As an author: You can test if your own research can be reproduced by others during the Reprohack. You will get feedback at the end of the event. You may decide to only provide your research or to participate in reproducing the work of others as well.
2) As an Reproducer: You can propose research to be reproduced that includes code and data to be used during the Reprohack. Or you can help in trying to reproduce the research of others attending the Reprohack. In this way, you can improve your skills and learn from each other to create reproducible research.
If you would like to participate, please fill in this form.
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
For whom? Open to all
FEEL FREE TO JOIN!
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.
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
To facilitate match-making between people who have Open Science-related questions and OSCG members willing to share their Open Science expertise, we want to publish your Name, Photo and ‘Research and/or Open Science expertise’ on our website.
OSCG-members: give your consent!
Not sure whether you already are a member?
Please go to: https://openscience-groningen.nl/members/register/
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.