Wed 10 March - The Open Science Journey: An introduction for Early Career Researchers

23 Feb 2021

Open science practices are key to increasing the accessibility and transparency of research to the public and maximising the potential uses of data. On Wednesday 10 March, 2pm, the NIHR ARC North Thames Academy Early Career Researchers Network will be hosting a live online presentation and panel discussion, 'The Open Science Journey – An introduction for Early Career Researchers'. The event is aimed at researchers looking to get involved in open science and to introduce open science practices to their own work.

The session will consist of a presentation highlighting the key concepts of open sciences and a discussion panel where researchers will describe the benefits and challenges of implementing open science practices in their own work.

Intrigued by how to make your research transparent and accessible to all? Want to know more about open science and how to get involved? Come and be inspired! Join us for this live webinar to learn how you can begin your own open science journey.

Running order:
• Presentation: The 8 Pillars of Open Science
• Panel discussion: learn from the experiences of three researchers who engage in open science
• Ask the panel: audience Q&A

Topics to be covered:
• What is open science?
• How can we make our research open?
• Why is open science important for early career researchers?
• What are the benefits of adopting open science practices?
• What are the challenges in adopting open science practices?

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Speaker bios

Dr Jessie Baldwin
Jessie is a Sir Henry Wellcome post-doctoral fellow in the Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology Department at UCL. Her research focuses on understanding the links between adverse childhood and mental health, using genetically informative designs and statistical methods to strengthen causal inference. She is also interested in open science and is the joint UKRN Local Network Lead for UCL and co-organiser of the UCL ReproducibiliTea journal club. She has experience implementing open science methods, such as conducting Registered Reports, pre-registration, and sharing code using R Markdown.

Professor Jamie Brown
Prof Jamie Brown is Director of the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (UTARG). He co-leads a CRUK programme of research to i) provide insights into population-wide influences on smoking, smoking cessation and alcohol reduction principally by management and analysis of the population surveys, the Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Studies, and ii) advance the scientific foundation, and further the development of, potentially wide-reach digital behaviour change technologies. He has been invited to present his work at international conferences, to the UK regulatory authorities for medicines and science and technology select committee, and has co-authored briefings to UK all-party parliamentary groups. He is a co-author of Theory of Addiction (second edition) and ABC of Behaviour Change Theories, Deputy Regional Editor for Europe, Africa and Asia at the journal Addiction and an Editor of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group.
UTARG has a reputation for pre-registering research protocols and using the Open Science Framework. The great majority of articles UTARG published in 2020 include a link to the preregistered analysis plan, syntax and data. He has encouraged their use in the wider field within his editorial roles.

Moïse Roche
For the past 6 years, Moïse Roche has worked within UCL Division of Psychiatry where he is currently completing a PhD in dementia and ethnicity, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. His overarching aim is to improve experiences and outcomes for black families living with dementia, by delivering a framework for culturally informed dementia services to inform policymakers in the planning of appropriate and effective dementia integrated care pathway. Engaging collaboratively with stakeholders during the planning and running of his study is an essential part of making his research and findings relevant and accessible to the wider research communities and the public, as well as making his research outputs and data available free of charge.

Kirsty Wallis
Kirsty Wallis is the Head of Research Liaison in Library Services as well as the Coordinator of the new Office for Open Science & Scholarship. The Office for Open Science and Scholarship aims to act as a central focus point for support across the 8 pillars of Open Science by facilitating communication and community building across UCL to unify these different areas into a set of cohesive Open Science practices. Kirsty joined UCL in January 2020 from a role as the Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Greenwich. Her background as a librarian is diverse, with experience across Open Access, REF, Research Data Management and Responsible Metrics as well as in Project management and Subject liaison work in a number of subjects. She also has a keen interest in Persistent Identifiers, Public Engagement and Research Communication which feed into her day to day work.

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