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Empowering Research: A Trio of Open Science Workshops to Ignite Innovation

January 26th, 2024


Embark on a journey of knowledge and innovation as we present a trilogy of Open Science workshops designed to empower researchers and foster collaboration. Join us for three engaging sessions led by experts in the field, each offering unique insights and practical tools to enhance your research endeavors. Mark your calendars for these upcoming sessions that promise to elevate your understanding of reproducibility, introduce you to the Open Science Framework, and navigate the opportunities of Open Access publishing.


Workshop #1: Maximizing Research Reproducibility with Chao Cai, Ph.D.
“Promoting Reproducible Science: How to manage and share your research data”

Date: February 12, 2024
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Location: WALC 2088

Reproducibility of research is a key scientific practice gaining attention from funding agencies. Join Dr. Chao Cai, an Assistant Professor and Plant Sciences Information Specialist, on February 12th, as he provides hands-on experience and knowledge for managing quantitative data to maximize research reproducibility. Learn about the principles of FAIR data and effective practices for sharing research data through a data repository.

In case you missed Cai’s talk, you can watch the recorded version here.


Workshop #2: Unleashing Open Research Potential with Reid Boehm, Ph.D.
“Introduction to the Open Science Framework: A platform to facilitate open research”

Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 to 11:15 AM
Location: WALC 2051

On March 1st, explore the Open Science Framework (OSF) with Dr. Reid Boehm, Research Data Systems Manager. The OSF is a free platform that supports researchers in managing, sharing, and collaborating on projects. Gain insights into its features, functions, and flexible utilities that cater to diverse aspects of the open research process. This workshop is your gateway to harnessing the benefits of OSF as a Purdue University affiliate.


Workshop #3: Navigating Open Access Publishing with Nina Collins, M.L.I.S.
“Open Access Publishing: Opportunities and pathways for wider dissemination of your scholarship”

Date: April 1, 2024
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Location: WALC 3090

Join Nina Collins, an advocate for Open Access, to navigate the world of Open Access publishing. This workshop will delve into the challenges researchers face and uncover the multitude of pathways available for Purdue authors. Learn how Open Access Publishing Partnerships can remove financial barriers, providing opportunities for broader dissemination, use, and impact of your scholarly work. Don’t miss this chance to explore ethical publishing practices and increase your scholarly impact.

Embark on this comprehensive exploration of Open Science and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to drive your research forward. We invite you to attend these workshops, engage with experts, and contribute to the vibrant culture of openness and collaboration in our academic community.