march, 2018

29mar4:00 pm5:00 pmConducting Research in Modern Society: Making Science Reproducible and TransparentKeynote: Making Science Transparent by Default

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Biases that favor novel and significant findings, combined with unreported flexibility in data analysis that undermines hypothesis testing, leads to research that is not as reproducible as it should be. Improving science requires building a culture that rewards scientific ideals, transparency and rigor, over secrecy and novelty. The Center for Open Science works to make this vision a reality by enabling transparency with technology and rewarding transparency with incentives and policy. Registration is appreciated, but not required to attend.

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About the Speaker
David Mellor received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University. His research interests cover the behavioral ecology of cichlid fish, citizen science, and reproducibility. David leads the incentive programs at the Center for Open Science, whose strategy is to improve rigor by aligning scientific rewards in publishing and funding with transparent research practices. Implementing practices covered by the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines include specifying in advance how data will be collected and analyzed with preregistration, conducting peer review before results are known with Registered Reports, and signaling adherence to best practices with badges. Find David online or on Twitter @EvoMellor.


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Beckman Institute Auditorium

405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801


Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute