DEC 13th 2017 My colleague Yuru Wang recently published a paper on the effects of self-control on the sense of agency and made here data openly accessible using Mendeley Data. Her experience was that putting the data online was just a matter of a few mouse-clicks and preparing the data for sharing forced her to manage and … Continue reading Sharing data using Mendeley Data
DEC 13th 2017 Tomorrow there will be a discussion of the (first draft of) the Open Science Plan for Utrecht University. The plan is geared to implement the ambitions states in the Strategic Plan of Utrecht University and is much in line with the Nationaal Plan Open Science. This is a great initiative! Many thanks … Continue reading Utrecht University 2020 – Open Science
DEC 12th 2017 I've just 'attended' the 101 Open Science Framework webinar where Jennifer Freeman Smith from the CoS gave an excellent introduction to the Open Science Framework. I've learned about some new features, for example that you can link your dropbox and github accounts to your OCF projects so everything syncs automatically. Really nice!
DEC 12th 2017 I've recently started writing my papers in R Markdown. R Markdown is a feature of R which allows you to integrate text and code. The end result is a script that, based on your raw data, produces the final version of your manuscript. This includes figures with fancy layouts and -notably- the … Continue reading Writing transparent papers using R Markdown
DEC 12th 2017 Prof. Henk Aarts is working on a 'solid science' module for the research master Social, Health & Organizational Psychology. The module will focus on philosophy of science, statistics and good research practice. The initial draft of the module features chapter from the book 'Understanding Psychology as a Science', by Zoltan Dienes. This … Continue reading Solid Science module for research masters
AUG 22th 2017 Today I met Anita Eerland. She has some pretty cool idea's for forming a council at Utrecht University to promote and facilitate research practice in accordance with the principles of open science. We are going to team-up to see if we can get this off the ground! To be continued!
AUG 3rd 2017 I just found out that you can become a local ambassador of the Open Science Framework (OSF) . This sounds is something I would really like to do! First I want to get some more hands-on experience with the OSF myself and then I will apply to become am ambassador!