Christina Bergmann | What can single (early career) researchers get out of large-scale collaborations?
Event Open Science Initiative (internal)
- Date: Nov 11, 2020
- Time: 15:30 - 16:30
- Speaker: Christina Bergmann
- MPI for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen
- Room: Zoom Meeting
- Host: CBS Open Science
Large-scale collaborations have emerged as one response to the "replication crisis" and they hold many advantages for science at large, including more robust sampling and higher levels of power. But what are the benefits for single researchers? I will report from my experience as an active member of the ManyBabies consortium (manybabies.stanford.edu). Large-scale collaborative projects can serve as models for best practices. Further, such collaborations require clear agreements regarding data peeking, preliminary analyses, and secondary, exploratory investigations. ManyBabies aims to model best practices in all these aspects, with transparency as one key goal. The first ManyBabies projects has been completed, secondary and follow-up projects are proceeding, and five new ManyBabies studies are in preparation. But does participation in a ManyBabies project lower the (perceived) hurdles to improving transparency for single researchers? And what other benefits might there be?