What's Happening in Open Science? 

Welcome to the Student Initiative for Open Science newsletter! Our team has collected news and events in Open Science this December to keep you updated and informed.  



Rewarding Quality Research Instead of Significant Results
with Chris Chambers 

December 13th, 13:00 - 14:00 

Roeterseiland Campus (building A, room A 1.02).

Chris Chambers is a professor of cognitive neuroscience at Cardiff University, he is the chair of the Registered Reports committee and a well-known open science advocate. He is also the author of the popular textbook “Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology”. In this upcoming lecture, he will discuss how Registered Reports were implemented in scientific journals, how this impacted psychological science and what’s next.

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ReproducibiliTea Journal Club
December 16th 13:00 - 14:00
Roeterseiland Campus (building G, room S.07)

The Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) regularly organises a journal club where current papers and issues are discussed. This time, they will discuss a paper that discusses the benefits and pitfalls of peer review. Everyone is welcome to join and bring their own lunch.

The article: Heesen, R. & Bright, L. K. (2019). Is peer review a good idea? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, axz029.



The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) Conference
Deadline for SIPS funding application: December 15th
Deadline for registration: January 17th

The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science is an organization that aims to improve the quality of psychological science and collaboration between researchers. Annual SIPS meetings differ from typical professional society conferences. Instead of passively attending poster conferences and symposiums, most of the time is spent working collaboratively on projects aimed at improving psychological science. SIPS meetings also involve a number of hands-on workshops in learning R, Bayesian statistics, meta-analytic techniques, and more! Last year the conference was held in Rotterdam, and this year it will be held June 21-23 in Victoria, Canada. 

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