Activity

There's always plenty of things going on within GRN and in the field of reproducible research. Here's a couple of recent activities and updates at a glance:

News

TIER2 Award: Establishing Reproducibility Networks in Europe - Second Call

As the GRN we would like to share the second call by TIER2 for the launch of new Reproducibility Networks across Europe:

Establish a Reproducibility Network in a Horizon Europe “Widening Participation” country TIER2, an international project funded by the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, aims to broaden our knowledge and understanding of reproducibility, co-create and test tools, engage and grow communities, and implement high-quality policies. To increase the trustworthiness of scientific work and to empower Reproducibility Networks (RNs), TIER2 is fostering the creation of three new RNs in Horizon Europe “Widening Participation” countries. The first open call resulted in the awarding of two consortia in Ukraine and Georgia in 2023. Via a second open call, consortia can now apply for the third award of €5,000 to fund an initial meeting to establish an RN in their country. The granted award money may be used for expenses directly related to the establishment meeting, including travel expenses, venue costs, setting up of a website, advertisement, technical setup, and consumables. Selection will be based on the feasibility, scope, and sustainability of the proposal. The application deadline is Monday, April 1st at 11pm/23:00 (CET).

All further information about the award and the application process can be found here. Or reach out to Friederike Kohrs in case of questions.

Note: TIER2 receives funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094817. Views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the EU nor REA can be held responsible for them.

Helmholtz Reproducibility Workshop

Dear GRN members and friends,

on November 16, 2023, from 9 am to 3 pm, the third workshop on Reproducibility in Sciences, again jointly organized by the Helmholtz Open Science Office and Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA), will take place at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam, hosted by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ.

The workshop begins with two keynotes on reproducibility, one focusing on Image Data Analysis by Deborah Schmidt (HIP, MDC) and the other on open science and research software engineering by Oliver Bertuch (FZJ) (both sessions will also be livestreamed). Following the keynotes, attendees can choose from a selection of three workshops that will equip you with the tools and insights needed to make reproducibility a cornerstone of your scientific endeavors. The event will conclude with a shared lunch, providing ample networking opportunities for all participants.

Registration is open until October 31, 2023 via https://events.hifis.net/event/998/registrations. Please also register if you would like to attend the keynotes online. The event is free of charge and only a few seats are left, so register soon.

Info and program: https://events.hifis.net/event/998/ Event language: English

We are looking forward to a lively participation! Please forward this message to interested colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the colleagues from HIDA or us.

With kind regards from the Helmholtz Open Science Office Steffi Genderjahn, Lena Messerschmidt und Antonia Schrader

Summary: Open Science Day 2023 - University of Mannheim

This year the University of Mannheim, a university member of the German Reproducibility Network, hosted its 5th Open Science Day showcasing a diverse array of Open Science practices ongoing at the University.

The event featured a keynote from Dr. Anne Gartner, well known for her advocacy of better working conditions, evaluation, and incentives with respect to Open Science within academia. This keynote prompted much discussion about including Open Science practices as a marker for evaluating researchers as well as the applicability and adaptation of such evaluation markers in fields other than Psychology.

Relatedly, this Open Science Day featured experiences of Open Science Practices in Business and Marketing Research, where Prof. Sabine Kuester described her experiences with pre-registration, and Prof. Arthur Seibold, who described his experience with replication procedures in the publication process in Economics.

To close, the University of Mannheim’s 2022 Open Science Grant awardees presented their award-winning research which was awarded based on their proposed implementation and vision for Open Science in their research. Finally, the University of Mannheim’s Open Science Officer, Dr. David Philip Morgan, hosted an Open Science fishbowl on Implementing Open Science Practices in Research: Who does what? And why? And Who is responsible to check that Open Science is done right?

We look forward to the 6th Open Science Day in 2024 and all that it brings. For now, and if you are interested, check out the slides using the following link: https://www.bib.uni-mannheim.de/ihre-ub/ausstellungen-und-veranstaltungen/open-science-day-2023/

TIER2 Award: Establishing Reproducibility Networks in Horizon Europe “Widening Participation” countries - application deadline extended

As the GRN we would like to share the following call by TIER2 for the launch of new Reproducibility Networks across Europe:

TIER2, an international project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, aims to systematically investigate reproducibility across different research fields (social, life, and computer sciences), involving relevant stakeholder groups (researchers, publishers, and funders). To increase the trustworthiness of scientific work and to empower Reproducibility Networks (RNs), TIER2 is fostering the creation of three new RNs in Horizon Europe “Widening Participation” countries. Via an open call, consortia can apply for one of three awards of €5,000 each to fund an initial meeting to establish an RN in their country. The granted award money may be used for expenses directly related to the establishment meeting, including travel expenses, venue costs, setting up of a website, advertisement, technical setup, and consumables. Selection will be based on the feasibility, scope, and sustainability of the proposal. The application deadline has been extended from 17 July to 14 August. The TIER2 project looks forward to receive your submissions

All further information about the award and the application process can be found here. Or reach out to Friederike Kohrs in case of questions.

TIER2 receives funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094817.

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