“To maximize the benefit to society, you need to not just do research, but do it well.”
– Doug Altman, Professor of Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford
The scientific community has created a reward system that does not sufficiently incentivize vital features of science: i.e., transparency, openness, and reproducibility. Concerns about research waste, scientific misconduct, and lack of replication are consequently rising. To improve the credibility of the scientific enterprise, researchers have begun to list, develop, and implement “open science practices” that can help increase the transparency and reproducibility of research workflows. These practices include study pre-registration; pre-analysis plans; sharing data, materials, and code; and open access publication. Researchers should adopt these practices when possible to facilitate the utility of their work, while other stakeholders (such as journals, funders, and universities) should enable researchers to adopt these practices.
During this brown bag session, we will hear from Dr. Sean Grant, an assistant professor at the Fairbanks School of Public Health, whose work aims to advance the credibility and utility of intervention research. Active in open science efforts, Dr. Grant is an inaugural recipient of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Emerging Researchers in Open Social Science, a Catalyst for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), and an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science (COS). He is a founding executive member of the CONSORT-SPI (Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials of Social and Psychological Interventions) Group and the TRUST (Transparency of Research Underpinning Social Intervention Tiers) Initiative.
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