The Latest Discussions in Open Science, Presented by Diverse Voices Within the Research Community

We invite you to be a part of the conversations leading the open science movement today. COS webinars feature contributors from across the research community who address the emerging insights, challenges, and opportunities embedded in open science efforts.


December 4: Registered Reports Q&A

Do you have questions about writing, reviewing, editing, or funding a study using the Registered Report format? Join us for a 1 hour live Q&A about Registered Reports with Chris Chambers and David Mellor. If you'd like to submit questions ahead of time, please use the hashtag #RegReportQA.



December 10: Workflow for Awarding Badges

Badges are a great way to signal that a journal values transparent research practices. Readers see the papers that have underlying data or methods available, colleagues see that norms are changing within a community and have ample opportunities to emulate better practices, and authors get recognition for taking a step into new techniques. Join us for a discussion about the workflow of a badging program, eligibility for badge issuance, and the pitfalls to avoid in launching a badging program.

Coming Soon: Empirical Evidence About Registered Reports: What We Know and What We Don't Know


Join us for an overview of the existing evidence about the effectiveness of Registered Reports and the roadmap of current and future research being conducted.


Registered Reports Q&A

This webinar address questions regarding writing, reviewing, editing, or funding a study using the Registered Report format, featuring Chris Chambers and David Mellor. Slides available here.



How to Use OSF as an Electronic Lab Notebook

This webinar will outline how to use the free Open Science Framework as an Electronic Lab notebook for personal work or private collaborations. Fundamental features we will cover include how to record daily activity, how to store images or arbitrary data files, how to invite collaborators, how to view old versions of files, and how to connect all this usage to more complex structures that support the full work of a lab across multiple projects and experiments. 



Advancing Science in Indonesia: Current Global Research Practices

“Advancing Science in Indonesia” discusses the fundamental strategies for improving the quality of research outputs in Indonesia, including: mastering basic research skills (for example, literature review skills, analyzing and interpreting data, etc.); encouraging the creation of a research ecosystem whose main focus is on credibility, transparency, and scientific rigor; and more.



Being a Reviewer or Editor for Registered Reports

Experienced Registered Reports editors and reviewers come together to discuss the format and best practices for handling submissions. Learn more about what editors are looking for from reviewers, practical guidelines for writing a Registered Report, and more.



Advocating for Change in How Science is Conducted to Level the Playing Field

In this webinar, a panel of experienced policy advocates discuss how to advocate for policy improvements at the institutional level (journals, funders, and universities), while providing you with the tools to do so. Open practice policies are leveling the playing field for how science is conducted, yet advocating for these improvements requires coordinated action.



Local Grassroots Networks Engaging Open Science in Their Communities

"Local Grassroots Networks" features insights from international panelists currently nurturing culture change in research among their local communities.

Representatives from the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN), the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU), and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in Social Sciences (BITSS) discuss the formation of their respective grassroots networks, the communities involved, and the activities they conduct to foster culture change toward open science and reproducible research practices.

The discussion also highlights opportunities for communication and collaboration across networks and the shared values and goals of networks across geographies and disciplines.



Want to see a relevant issue addressed in a COS webinar? Let us know at contact@cos.io.


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