The UCSF Library is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Graduate Division and Open Science group to host a reproducibility workshop series this fall.
Why should I care about reproducibility?
Scientific reproducibility – the idea that a scientific finding can be reproduced by others – has been called the “supreme court of the scientific system”. However, there is a growing body of evidence that much of the research currently produced in academia cannot be reproduced. This lack of reproducible research impacts scientific progress and public perceptions of scientific research results, and wastes billions of dollars of publicly-funded research. The problem is especially dangerous in the biomedical sciences, where research results are used to inform the design of new drugs as well as policy and regulation that directly impacts human health.
What will I learn in the workshops?
The workshops are designed to translate reproducibility recommendations and best practices from societies and funders into actionable steps and training that can be immediately implemented in your work. We have invited UCSF faculty and open science leaders from across the Bay Area and beyond to share their expertise in a series of hands-on workshops. Learn how to design a rigorous study, package and publish your code, prepare your data for sharing, build a culture of reproducibility in your lab, and much more!
- Sept 19 – Introduction to Reproducibility, Researcher Panel + Reception! – Ariel Deardorff
- Sept 26 – Rigorous Experimental Design – Karla Lindquist, PhD
- Oct 3 – Open Publishing – Veronique Kiermer, PhD
- Oct 10 – Open Protocols – Lenny Teytelman, PhD
- Oct 24 – Open Code – Karthik Ram, PhD
- Oct 31 – Peer Review – Jessica Polka, PhD
- Nov 7 – Data Publishing – Daniella Lowenberg
- Nov 14 – Trust and transparency: how the culture of academic research gets in the way of rigor and reproducibility – Elizabeth Silva, PhD
The workshops are open to everyone at UCSF including students, faculty, and staff. Register for one workshop or all of them at tiny.ucsf.edu/reproducibilityworkshops