The Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale (CUSO) is organizing a two-day workshop on improving research workflow to increase transparency and reproducibility.
Workshop description: This two-day workshop will teach graduate students how to adopt open science practices to promote transparency and reproducibility in research. The first day of the workshop will consist of 5 lectures by invited speakers on topics including the replication crisis in science and the benefits of open science practices, publication bias and measures to counter it, statistical misconceptions and best practices, common mistakes in study design and reporting, and open data and code. These lectures will be followed by and a round table discussion where students ask questions to the panel of speakers. The second day of the workshop will be devoted to hands-on, practical sessions for students to put into practice the concepts presented on day 1, including how to use the Open Science Framework (www.osf.io) and how to create reproducible workflows using Rstudio and GitHub.
The workshop is particularly relevant to PhD students and is sponsored by the CUSO, which covers travel costs for PhD students from partner universities (Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Genève). Students can register for both days or only for the first or second day of the workshop space permitting. The speakers are from various fields in biology but the workshop is intended for a broad audience from across all disciplines.
Interested candidates can register for the workshop via the CUSO website.