Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: A Day of Open Science


Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm


Countway Library: Lahey Room #518

Countway Library Open Access Week Program

Open Science Framework Workshop

Sponsored by Countway Library, Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science (HiTS), Office of Basic Science

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a day-long workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your work. The workshop will be hands-on and is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty across disciplines. No knowledge of programming or other specialized tools is required.

In the morning session participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows by creating a reproducible project from start to finish. The afternoon session will build on this foundation by examining case studies and designing appropriate open workflows for each situation.

Morning topics:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-Analysis plans
  • Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s OSF to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow

Afternoon topics

  • Build structures to support complex workflows
  • Tie projects together across studies and teams
  • Design for long term reuse and replication
  • Incorporate privacy protections and IRB concerns

Prerequisites: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

Instructor: Ian Sullivan, Transparency and Openness Training Coordinator, Center for Open Science

Location: Countway Library, Lahey Room #518

This workshop is limited to 40 attendees, so register early to confirm your spot! Lunch and refreshments will be provided.