Developing a Toolkit for Fostering Open Science Practices: A Workshop -- November 5

Developing a Toolkit for Fostering Open Science Practices: A Workshop

November 5, 2020 | Online


A virtual public workshop on developing a toolkit for fostering open science practices will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in conjunction with the Fall 2020 meeting of the Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. The workshop will explore the information and resource needs of researchers, research institutions, government agencies, philanthropies, professional societies, and other stakeholders interested in fostering open science practices. Workshop participants will also discuss approaches to meeting those needs, such as development of a toolkit that could be used by various groups of stakeholders.

The broad goal of the session is to identify paths to growing the nascent coalition of stakeholders committed to re-envisioning credit/reward systems (e.g., academic hiring, tenure & promotion, grants) to  fully incentivize open science practices. The workshop will include presentations of commissioned papers that describe and provide examples of draft elements of a toolkit that have been developed by members of Roundtable working groups, a discussion of how available information resources are currently being used, additional resources that could be developed, and future use scenarios aimed at achieving closer alignment across research values, practices, and incentives related to open science. The workshop discussion will also explore possible mechanisms for disseminating a toolkit and other information resources. A Proceedings of a Workshop summarizing the discussion and including the individually-authored papers will be prepared by a designated rapporteur and distributed broadly.

Please register in advance to receive information on how to participate.