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Student Initiative for 
Open Science 

November 2020 Newsletter

New from us:

An Introduction to Open Science for Students!
What is the Open Science movement? What has been done? Why do students need to learn about Open Science? And how do you start? If you've ever asked any of these questions, check out our latest blog post
 
We will be presenting at the 2021 Open Science Conference!
The Open Science Conference is an annual event where researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students gather to discuss the latest and future advancements in open science. This year will particularly focus on how the global pandemic impacted the open science movement. For the 2021 Conference, we will be presenting a poster that explains our initiative, our mission, and the Step-by-Step guide for building your own student initiative for open science (coming soon!). For more on the conference - click here.
Upcoming Events 
Registration for the 2021 Open Science Festival is Now Open!
11 February 09.00 - 17.00

The Netherlands National Open Science Festival is an annual event where you can discuss the benefits of open science practices with experts and peers. This year, sessions will include the importance of data pre-processing, a comprehensive overview of FAIR software, and how to publish an open access book. For an overview of the itinerary, to learn more, or to register - click here

 
Reproducible Research at Oxford with Dr. Malika Ihle
3 December 12.00 - 13.00

In this lecture, Dr. Malika Ihle will discuss how their open science working group at Oxford is implementing cultural change at the institutional level. To learn more or register, click here
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Interdisciplinary Meta-Research and Open Science Conference
3-4 December

 
Taken from the conference website: "We aim for AIMOS2020 to appeal to students and researchers from a range of disciplines with a shared interest in understanding and addressing challenges to replicability, reproducibility and open science. AIMOS2020 will cover a broad range of open science and scientific reform topics, including: pre-registration and Registered Reports; peer review and scientific publishing; using R for analysis; open source experimental programming; meta-research; replicability; improving statistical and scientific inference; diversity in scientific community and practice; and methodological and scientific culture change." Click here for details and registration!

 
R Ladies Meetup: Advanced Debugging in R
8 December 18.30 - 20.00

 
R-Ladies global is an international organization who's goal is to support female R enthusiasts in achieving their programming potential. In this meetup, Alejandra Hernández Segura will present and the key points of the Debugging chapter from Hadley Wickham's Advanced R book. This is part of a series of lectures covering the textbook. Click here for the meetup registration!
 
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University Approaches to Citizen Science in the Transition to Open Science Conference & Workshop
9 - 10 December 

 
Citizen science is when citizens help with research in a variety of ways, ranging from data collection over data analysis to co-designing projects. This process brings research and its implications closer to society. This online conference & workshop will cover how citizen science can be integrated into universities, and how the open science movement can facilitate this integration. For more information, click here.

 
Conflicts and Complexities in Open Data Lecture
10 December 12.00 - 13.00

In this lecture, Dr. Louise Connell will discuss common barriers to using and publishing open data, as well as how to overcome them. These common barriers include uncertainty regarding copyright and data ownership, ethical issues, and managing time and resources when turning your data into a shareable format. Click here for more information!
 
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