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"I hate / love Open Science" - Putting open science into practice

"I hate / love Open Science" - Putting open science into practice

Open science is a much debated topic. Are you tired of talking about Open Science, and ready to start putting it into practice? Then come to this seminar with lectures and workshops, taught by researchers with hands on experience.

Practical information and tools

The speakers will illustrate the benefits of opening up your research practice, but will also prepare you for problems you might come across. Most importantly, they will give you practical information and tools to apply to your own research projects.

Data ownership, citizen science, standards for open data

Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of open science: data ownership in the humanities, meaningful citizen science, and standards for open data. A common theme in all workshops is that successful open science is often developed by a community of like-minded people.

You can participate in one of the three workshops. All lectures and workshops will be in English.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
13:00 - 16:30
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
O|2 Labgebouw Auditorium
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Welcome with coffee and tea


Opening by Arjan schalken, deputy director VU Library & Open Science advisor


Keynote lecture How I learned to stop worrying and love open science by Tomas Knapen, assistant professor of Computational Neuroscience at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Coffee break


Start Workshops


Make your choice:


Brain Imaging Data Standard (BIDS), the story of community-based development of Open Data standards for big data sets, Chris Gorgolewski, senior Software Engineer at Google


The workshop will focus on community driven data standard development. Concepts such as data containers, validators and schemas will be covered and special emphasis will be put on building a thriving community of contributors and techniques to effectively collaborate with a large and diverse group of researchers from all around the world.


Meaningful citizen science: working with the Netherlands Autism Register, Sander Begeer, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical- Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Sander Begeer aims to involve the participants of the Netherlands Autism Register (NAR) in different aspects of his research. Using the NAR infrastructure, individuals with autism investigated what topics researchers should focus on according to people with autism. What drives Sander to involve participants, and what drives participants to participate?


Who owns the data? Data Ownership and the Humanities, Wido van Peursen, Full Professor, Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC), Faculty of Religion and Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Literary works are often considered as literary artefacts, products of creative minds. When they are treated as textual data, and when these data become available (open access), side by side with tools and algorithms that can be used to sort, quantify, reproduce and report these data (open science), conflicts of views and interests may arise. The aim of the workshop is to provide more insight in the complex interaction between people, interests and views when literary works enter Open Science.



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