[science-at] Brian Nosek (Centre for Open Science) lecture on "Scientific Utopia - Improving Transparency in Scholarly Communication", 21 September 2016 in Vienna

Reckling, Falk Falk.Reckling at fwf.ac.at
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Brian Nosek (Centre for Open Science) on "Scientific Utopia - Improving Transparency in Scholarly Communication"

Short Description: The reproducibility of research results is, as several studies in recent years have shown, one of the biggest challenges for science. Therefore, the IST Austria and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) are very proud to announce the lecture "Scientific Utopia - Improving Transparency in Scholarly Communication" by Brian Nosek on September 21st in Vienna within the series "New Trends in Scholarly Communications".

Brian Nosek<http://projectimplicit.net/nosek/> is the Director of the Centre for Open Science<https://cos.io/> at the University of Virginia and one of the key contributors to the debate of Open Science in general and to the reproducibility of research results in particular. Among other publications, Professor Nosek has published the highly acknowledged studies Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science<http://science.sciencemag.org/content/349/6251/aac4716.full?ijkey=1xgFoCnpLswpk&keytype=ref&siteid=sci> and the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines<https://cos.io/top/> in Science Magazine last year.

In his lecture, Brain Nosek will discuss how openness in research can be improved and contribute to better research results.

Abstract: "The currency of science is publishing. Producing novel, positive, and clean results maximizes the likelihood of publishing success because those are the best kind of results. There are multiple ways to produce such results: (1) be a genius, (2) be lucky, (3) be patient, or (4) employ flexible analytic and selective reporting practices to manufacture beauty. In a competitive marketplace with minimal accountability, it is hard to avoid (4). But, there is a way. With results, beauty is contingent on what is known about their origin. With methodology, if it looks beautiful, it is beautiful. The only way to be rewarded for something other than the results is to make transparent how they were obtained. With openness, I won't stop aiming for beautiful papers, but when I get them, it will be clear that I earned them. I will discuss how the initiatives of the Center for Open Science aim to nudge cultural incentives in scholarship toward openness of the research lifecycle, and of scholarly communication more generally."

Time: 2016-09-21 / 18:00 CET

Location Info: Albert Schweitzer, Schwarzspanierstraße 13, 1090 Wien

Registration: einladung at fwf.ac.at<mailto:einladung at fwf.ac.at>

Website: https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/service/calendar/event/kid/20160921-564/


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