Member Initiatives

OSCU members are encouraged to initiate and organize their own Open Science events (e.g., workshops, hack-a-thons, brainstorm sessions, informal get-togethers). Any event that meets the following criteria may be called an OSCU Member Initiative:

– The event is related to Open ScienceThe event is initiated by (an) OSCU member(s)
– The event is open for participation to anyone interested in attending the event
– The event adheres to the OSCU Code of Conduct

OSCU Member Initiatives will be announced on the OSCU website and promoted through the OSCU Twitter account to create awareness. If you would like to initiate an OSCU Member Initiative, please send an email to openscience.utrecht@gmail.com).

SIOS Utrecht

The future is of science is open, and students are the future! As the Open Science movement is gaining momentum, what it means to do, use and learn about science is changing rapidly. The Student Initiative for Open Science Utrecht wants to make sure students become more involved in all these changes, because young people…

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Special Interest Group Open Statistical Software JASP and R

This SIG promotes the use of open statistical software for education and research. For us open means that software is free and extendable, which holds for both JASP  external linkand R  external link. Two branches and corresponding UU user communities will be established:  Teaching using JASP. The goal is to exchange exper iences both for teaching statistics courses using…

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How to start a member initiative!

OSCU members are encouraged to initiate and organize their own Open Science events (e.g., workshops, hack-a-thons, brainstorm sessions, informal get-togethers). Any event that meets the following criteria may be called an OSCU Member Initiative: The event is related to Open Science The event is initiated by (an) OSCU member(s) The event is open for participation…

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Communicating theses results through podcasts

by Tom Damen The students of the Social & Health Psychology research master got an extra assignment this year: make a podcast about your theses to communicate your findings with the rest of the world (assignment can be found [here]). The information should be understandable for a broad audience with little to no prior knowledge…

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Best practices for writing reproducible code

UPDATE: this workshop on reproducible coding will take place on 20/11 from 9.00 – 17.00. Location: Utrecht University Library (Uithof), room T.B.A. Ensuring your research is reproducible can be a difficult task. Scripting your analysis is a start, but this in and of itself is no guarantee that you, or someone else, can faithfully repeat…

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Journal of Trial and Error

A few students at Utrecht University, one of them our very own member Stefan Gaillard, have launched a new journal. And not just a journal, but a journal dedicated to providing a platform for scientists who did not get the research results they wanted. The journal is appropriately called Journal of Trial and Error.  Specifically, the…

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Discussion group: What (not) to share?

by Jasper de Groot Open Science is hot. One day, the fact that “science” is “open” has become so utterly normal that “open science” has become a tautology. Our grandchildren, at least the ones keen on identifying odd dichotomies, will laugh: “Was there ever a closed science?” Unfortunately, yes. The current era is one of…

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