Hands-on Sessions

Let's Preregister!

Instructor: Kai Horstmann

In this hands-on session, participants are encouraged to take first steps towards the pre-registration of a project. This will be illustrated using the Open Science Framework. Each participant should bring their own laptop.

Open Research and Statistics

Instructors: Shravan Vasishth (Session 1), Daniel Schad (Session 2)

In this workshop, I will demonstrate a workflow for storing, analyzing, and maintaining data and code associated with a published paper. One major practical problem with conducting open science is how to provide the materials to one's audience (this could be just one's PhD advisor, or the wider scientific community) in a way that they can actually use and evaluate the author's work. We will develop practical skills in using tools like knitr, R Markdown, LaTeX, GitHub, and Docker, and learn to avoid common pitfalls and problems when managing the workflow for releasing data publicly. I will also discuss the workflow and protocols that I follow when I discover mistakes, problems, and/or outright errors in other researchers' data.

Materials for the hands-on sessions are available here:

What Does an Ethics Committee Do?

Instructor: Laura Kaltwasser

In this hands-on session we will first have a look at the practical work a local ethics committee of a research institution is doing on a daily basis, before going through historical examples of ethical misconduct in research. We will discuss the need of an ethics committee, topics and methods of proposals ranging from a variety of research fields, ethical questions which are typically underestimated by scientists and possible solutions, also in the light of recent legal changes concerning data protection.

Beginner's Guide to Public Engagement

Instructor: Luiza Bengtsson

Public engagement is about establishing dialogue with a non-scientist-audience. Contrary to the common image as an add-on burden to the scientific work, public engagement has actually been shown to boost careers and improve the impact of science. There are many different modes of engagement and many different individual goals, which we’ll explore in this interactive workshop. You’ll gain a solid understanding of why and how public engagement works and walk out with an individual action plan.

Using (Social) Media for Open Science Communication and Community Participation

Instructor: Sophia Crüwell

In this workshop, we will explore the connection of science communication and Open Science, with a focus on disseminating research findings and skills within the scientific community. We will talk about the value of engaging with (social) media both actively for science communication and actively or passively for your personal progress as a scientist; and how to get started with this. For example, we will look at using blogs to simultaneously learn new skills yourself and to teach these to other researchers, and at using twitter threads to disseminate such knowledge and research findings effectively within the scientific community.
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