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'
In this week's episode we talk to Max Caine who has a created a platform called The Science Breaker where scientists can publish summaries of their research which are easy for non-scientists to understand. We asked Max about how the platform works, what he feels the barriers to science communication are, and how to improve public trust in science.
The Science Breaker
"The spark in our eyes when we are describing the starting question of our experiments, and this is something which engages the public"
Our guest this week is the influential skeptic Professor Steven Novella who is the producer and co-host of the very successful podcast A Skeptic's Guide to the Universe and author of a book by the same name. Novella is also an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. In this episode he talks to us about his views on how best to promote Open Science in medicine, the challenges of creating a new publication method, and the importance of communicating science to the public.
A Skeptic's Guide to the Universe Podcast
A Skeptic's Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake Book
"They are uncomfortable with anything that is in and of itself pseudoscience because they think it taints them"
"It doesn't really matter what you say your priorities are, your priorities are whatever it is that you promote people for"
"We have an opportunity to completely rethink how we publish science"
In this episode we are discussing data sharing and Open Science. Our interview guest will be Stanford University Professor of Medicine: John Ioannidis who has now come to the Berlin Institute of Health as an Einstein BIH Visiting Fellow at the BIH QUEST Center to establish the Meta-Research Innovation Center Berlin (METRIC-Berlin), the European “sister” of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). We will cover his research and opinions on data sharing, reproducibility, and how to improve research.
BIH Quest Centre
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
'I think that scientists, by themselves, are recognizing that it is important to share [data] and in many fields, like in Genetics, they realize that unless they share they cannot really go very far'
'Clearly over the years we have seen more scientific sharing of data'