In this episode we talk to Dr Brian Nosek about the work of the Center for Open Science. We discuss how to shift expectations of what is the norm is science, preregistration, networks, and the impact of a digital society on scientific practice.
Center for Open Science
This week we talk to Lara Mangravite, President of Sage Bionetworks 'a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization' that facilitates research data sharing in biomedicine, as well as promoting community research and citizen science projects. We discussed the advantages and challenges of dating sharing and what tools Sage BioNetworks are offering*.
Episode Links (provided by Sage Bionetworks):
Synapse is a set of web services and tools created by Sage Bionetworks that make it easier for researchers to aggregate, organize, analyze, and share scientific data, code, and insights. mPower is a free, 2 year digital health research study developed with the goal of understanding the progression of Parkinson’s Disease at the level of the individual. Elements of Informed Consent is a free, downloadable toolkit for researchers that includes basic information and best practices for developing an effective informed consent process. The Open Drug Discovery Center for AD (Open AD) was established to develop and openly distribute experimental tools for use in the evaluation of a diverse set of novel AD targets.
Center for Open Science , NIH All of Us Research Program, Structural Genomics Consortium
*"The thoughts and views expressed in this interview are Lara Mangravite's and not those of Sage Bionetworks or any affiliated organizations."
Season 2 is here! We start by looking back at the last year, and talking for the first time about the Open Science project that we are part of ORION. In particular, we consider the aim and impact of Open Science training and interview two participants: Malte Schäfer from TU Braunschweig and Dr Deirdre Winrow from University College Dublin, from our workshop and our MOOC.
"He radicalised me"
"It gives them space to reflect on Open Science"
"The system of science has changed"
In the last episode of 2019 we talk to Professor Dan Quintana from the University of Oslo about the advantages of sharing preprints and ideas online, fears about getting scooped, and lessons he has learnt about Twitter and time management.
Everything Hertz Podcast
Physiology & Behavior Podcast
"The great thing about social media is it is a great way to organise a lot of people who are like-minded"
In this week's episode we report on a recent symposium: Doing Good: Scientific Practice Under Review. There are interviews and impressions from the organisers and attendees who discuss why Open Science is good science, what the current state of play is, and what researchers need in order to make positive changes for the better.
Symposium Program and Slides
"Are we doing good? That's the question we are asking in the symposium and asking from different perspectives".
In this episode we talk to Dr. Jens Peter von Kries and Dr Katja Herzog from the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) about their work on the open access technology platform EU Open Screen Project.
EU Open Screen MDC
EU Open Screen
"From bench to bedside, this really shows that from academia there is really a chance to help people in the clinics"
This week we talk to Dr Emma Dorris, a molecular researchers and Initiative Lead for The Patient Voice in Arthritis Research, about the benefits of public engagement for health and life sciences research. She outlines the challenges of involving the public in research, the benefits for scientists and society, and practical steps for researchers to take.
"They are fascinated by what is going on behind the scenes, they really want to know what's happening and what's in the pipeline. and they tend to be far more supportive of it and far more supportive of high risk research than people in academia are".
At the Open Science FAIR in Porto we interviewed Paola Masuzzo, one of the key note speakers, about why she wants to shift the conversation on Open Science towards a more radical approach which gets rid of the journals, realigns power structures, and unlocks knowledge for everyone.
"Knowledge is precious, it is not a commercial good, it cannot be treated as one"
In this episode we are highlighting some of the tools on show at the Open Science FAIR 2019 in Porto, Portugal.
'So two reasons: because you have to and just because it is for the good of society'
'Make reproducible research too easy not to do'
'I wanted to change the way people became aware of Open Science best practices'