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Eleven strategies for making reproducible research and open science training the norm at research institutions

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Title:Eleven strategies for making reproducible research and open science training the norm at research institutions
Creators Name:Kohrs, F.E. and Auer, S. and Bannach-Brown, A. and Fiedler, S. and Haven, T.L. and Heise, V. and Holman, C. and Azevedo, F. and Bernard, R. and Bleier, A. and Bössel, N. and Cahill, B.P. and Castro, L.J. and Ehrenhofer, A. and Eichel, K. and Frank, M. and Frick, C. and Friese, M. and Gärtner, A. and Gierend, K. and Grüning, D.J. and Hahn, L. and Hülsemann, M. and Ihle, M. and Illius, S. and König, L. and König, M. and Kulke, L. and Kutlin, A. and Lammers, F. and Mehler, D.M.A. and Miehl, C. and Müller-Alcazar, A. and Neuendorf, C. and Niemeyer, H. and Pargent, F. and Peikert, A. and Pfeuffer, C.U. and Reinecke, R. and Röer, J.P. and Rohmann, J.L. and Sánchez-Tójar, A. and Scherbaum, S. and Sixtus, E. and Spitzer, L. and Straßburger, V.M. and Weber, M. and Whitmire, C.J. and Zerna, J. and Zorbek, D. and Zumstein, P. and Weissgerber, T.L.
Abstract:Reproducible research and open science practices have the potential to accelerate scientific progress by allowing others to reuse research outputs, and by promoting rigorous research that is more likely to yield trustworthy results. However, these practices are uncommon in many fields, so there is a clear need for training that helps and encourages researchers to integrate reproducible research and open science practices into their daily work. Here, we outline eleven strategies for making training in these practices the norm at research institutions. The strategies, which emerged from a virtual brainstorming event organized in collaboration with the German Reproducibility Network, are concentrated in three areas: (i) adapting research assessment criteria and program requirements; (ii) training; (iii) building communities. We provide a brief overview of each strategy, offer tips for implementation, and provide links to resources. We also highlight the importance of allocating resources and monitoring impact. Our goal is to encourage researchers - in their roles as scientists, supervisors, mentors, instructors, and members of curriculum, hiring or evaluation committees - to think creatively about the many ways they can promote reproducible research and open science practices in their institutions.
Keywords:Mentors, Personnel Selection, Physicians, Reproducibility of Results, Research Personnel
Publisher:eLife Sciences Publications
Page Range:e89736
Date:23 November 2023
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.89736
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