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.

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.

The What, Why, and How of Preregistration

More researchers are preregistering their studies as a way to combat publication bias and improve the credibility of research findings. Preregistration is at its core designed to distinguish between confirmatory and exploratory results. Both are important to the progress of science, but when they're conflated, problems arise. Join us to discuss the What, Why, and How of preregistration and what it means for the future of science.

Registered Reports Q&A Series: II

Registered Reports Chair Chris Chambers and Director of Policy Initiatives David Mellor answer questions about writing, reviewing, editing, and funding studies using the Registered Report format.

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. This webinar overviews the workflow of a badging program, eligibility for badge issuance, and the pitfalls to avoid in launching a badging program.

Registered Reports Q&A Series: I

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.

An Introduction to Registered Reports for the Research Funder Community

In this webinar, Doctors David Mellor (Center for Open Science) and Stavroula Kousta (Nature Human Behavior) discuss the Registered Reports publishing workflow and the benefits it may bring to funders of research. Dr. Mellor details the workflow and what it is intended to do, and Dr. Kousta discusses the lessons learned at Nature Human Behavior from their efforts to implement Registered Reports as a journal.

How to Use OSF as an Electronic Lab Notebook

This webinar outlines how to use the free Open Science Framework as an Electronic Lab notebook for personal work or private collaborations. Fundamental features covered 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.

Webinars and tutorials from before 2019 can be found on our YouTube channel.

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