The course will help PhD students and early career researchers from science and social science acquire the perspectives, knowledge and skills needed to make their empirical research more open, transparent and reproducible.
Open science is "the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods” (Horizon2020 FOSTER Project).
Open science is thus concerned with the practice of empirical research so that each step of the process can be challenged and/or reproduced.
Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired the perspectives, knowledge and skills needed to make their research more ‘open’.
The course will address the following themes
- Formulating an open research question;
- Developing an open research protocol;
- Maintaining open workflows;
- Writing open reports.