Location

UMC 247

Start Date

24-10-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

24-10-2016 4:00 PM

Description

Reproducibility in science is continuing to receive a lot of attention with more and more highly cited findings failing to replicate. Although there are several reasons why a finding might not replicate, most of the focus has been on the lack of openness and transparency in research and how this degrades the validity of reported findings. During this talk, I will describe how certain interventions aimed at increasing transparency in research are becoming standard practice among scientific communities, funding agencies, journals, and hiring/promotion committees. We will then have an open discussion on how these practices might be adopted at the university level. What barriers to transparency exist in your discipline? What types of resources are needed to make the detailed reporting of research easier?

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

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Oct 24th, 3:00 PM Oct 24th, 4:00 PM

Increasing Openness and Transparency in Academic Research

UMC 247

Reproducibility in science is continuing to receive a lot of attention with more and more highly cited findings failing to replicate. Although there are several reasons why a finding might not replicate, most of the focus has been on the lack of openness and transparency in research and how this degrades the validity of reported findings. During this talk, I will describe how certain interventions aimed at increasing transparency in research are becoming standard practice among scientific communities, funding agencies, journals, and hiring/promotion committees. We will then have an open discussion on how these practices might be adopted at the university level. What barriers to transparency exist in your discipline? What types of resources are needed to make the detailed reporting of research easier?

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!