Open science practices have the potential to greatly accelerate progress in scientific research if widely adopted, but individual action may not be enough to spur this change. Join us for a discussion about the policy improvements taking place at scientific institutions — journals, funders, and universities — that are leveling the playing field for how science is conducted. Advocating for these improvements requires coordinated action.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
David Mellor, Director of Policy Initiatives for the Center for Open Science | David is an ecologist by training and works at COS on advancing the adoption of open science practices such as data sharing and Registered Reports through efforts with scientific publishers and funders.
Xenia Schmalz, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich | Dr. Schmalz is a cognitive psychologist and has led efforts to advance adoption of the Registered Reports publishing model by approaching editors and policy makers with community letters of support and published advocacy.
Timo Roettger, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University | Dr. Roettger is a cognitive scientist and has worked with Dr. Schmalz on the Registered Reports Now! Initiative, a grassroots effort to promote the adoption of this publishing format at scientific journals.
Matthew Bagg, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) | Matthew is a clinical scientist completing his doctorate on the RESOLVE Trial. Along with colleagues at NeuRA, Matt has led efforts to advocate for the adoption of open science policies at scientific journals in his field of pain research.
Aidan Cashin, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) | Aidan is a scientist completing his doctorate investigating mechanisms of treatments for chronic low back pain. Along with colleagues at NeuRA, Matt has led efforts to advocate for the adoption of open science policies at scientific journals in his field of pain research.