How to build, grow, and sustain reproducibility or open science initiatives: A virtual brainstorming event
This virtual brainstorming event from November 22-23, 2022 will bring together individuals in Germany who are passionate about reproducibility and open science, including members of the German Reproducibility Network. Participants will share experiences and strategies on how to build, grow, and sustain initiatives that focus on reproducibility and open science. We welcome participants who are just starting initiatives or are interested in starting initiatives, along with those who are participating in or leading established initiatives. We will explore techniques for starting new initiatives, as well as strategies for expanding existing initiatives and making an initiative sustainable.
We may synthesise the discussion and lessons learned through a paper or by posting materials on the German Reproducibility Network website in the months following the event. Here are a few examples of outputs that share lessons learned from past virtual brainstorming events:
- Recommendations for empowering early career researchers to improve research culture and practice
- Ten simple rules for implementing open and reproducible research practices after attending a training course
- Actions that early career researchers and supervisors can take to improve the mental health of early career researchers during the pandemic
Some of the specific topics that we will discuss include:
- What resources and strategies have you used to start initiatives focusing on reproducibility or open science?
- What techniques and creative solutions have you tried to grow and sustain your initiative? What worked, and what didn’t work?
- What are challenges or obstacles that your initiative has faced? How did you overcome these obstacles?
- How can we engage initiative participants, while building connections with those who aren’t involved yet?
- What advice would you give to someone who is just starting an initiative? What do you wish you’d known, when you first became involved?
A virtual brainstorming event (described in more detail here and here) is an asynchronous unconference-style group event where participants use an online chat platform (e.g. Slack, Microsoft Teams) to engage in discussions and share their experiences with others over several days. The session will be accompanied by virtual face-to-face "coffee chats" and "live" Open Space discussions to allow participants to get to know each other, share experiences, and discuss the pre-defined brainstorming questions or explore topics that emerge during the brainstorming.
November 22, 09:00 Uhr - November 23, ca. 19:00 Uhr
November 21 – Virtual networking event (optional): There will be two virtual networking events (1 hour) for participants to get to know one another and talk in small groups. Participants can join either session. The brief introduction to the event will be recorded so that those who can’t attend can view the recording later.
November 22-23 - Virtual brainstorming session: Participants do not need to be active and online the entire time. The goal is for participants to check the online discussion approximately 3-6 times during the two-day period to read what others have written and respond, discuss, or share your own ideas. You can also organise or participate in "live" discussions with others using the virtual open space.
Panel session: A live panel discussion will be held during the event, on the same topic as the virtual brainstorming event - "how to build, grow, and sustain reproducibility or open science initiatives". Panelists are representatives of the German Reproducibility Network and actively involved in initiatives that focus on open science, open code, guidelines and research practices, as well as quality management. Find more information about the session here or directly register via this link.
The registration will close when 100 participants have registered, or on November 18.