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Improving science through openness: revealing hidden secrets.

Improving science through openness: revealing hidden secrets. Online

Join us for the first ever HYBRID data conversation!

VU Amsterdam and Leiden University Libraries, with the help of the Dutch Open Science Communities, will hold a joint event to celebrate Data Horror Week. You can choose to attend the event in Amsterdam, in Leiden or online from the comfort of your home. For those who attend the event in person, we will have a networking event with drinks after the presentations. For online attendees, we will have a moderated discussion and networking session online – don’t miss the chance to feel yourself part of the broader Open Science Community of the Netherlands.


15:00 Data Conversation begins Introduction by the VU Amsterdam organizers

Gowri Gopalakrishna: Pandemic Science, Speed Science & Open Science: how can we safeguard research integrity in the future of science?

Eiko Fried: Sharing is caring: improving transparency in research

Closing remarks by Leiden University organizers Q&A session

16:00 ONLINE - moderated discussion IN PERSON - drinks and networking

17:00 The end

About the speakers

Gowri Gopalakrishna is an epidemiologist by training who was involved in the control and containment of the SARS outbreak in Singapore in 2003. In her current role as lead researcher on the Dutch National Survey on Research Integrity (NSRI2020), she has been leading the design, implementation and analysis of results of one of the world’s largest surveys on research integrity. She was featured in the Dutch media extensively in 2020 on her SARS experience and later on the impact of speed science, open science and research integrity during the Covid pandemic

Eiko Fried is a psychologist, methodologist, and nearly photographer. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology at the Free University of Berlin, followed by four years of postdoctoral training in methodology. He returned to clinical psychology in 2018, and today works as Associate Professor at Leiden University. Eiko’s research takes place at the intersection of clinical psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, methodology, and complexity science, and he enjoys dabbling in philosophy of science. His interests are how to best understand, measure, model, and classify mental health problems—and in improving cumulative psychological science through open science practices. Eiko loves burnt coffee and fast computers, and is humbled to get to work with many fantastic researchers from all over the world. When? Thursday 28th October 2021, 15:00 - 16:00 for the main event, followed by discussion (and physical borrel).


Two locations in-person: Leiden University Library, Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden. VU Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam. Please use this form to indicate if you participate online or in-person. An email with further details will be sent to registered participants.

What to expect?

Data Conversations will feature two short talks from researchers. Each talk will be about 15 minutes long and there will be time for a Q&A session. There can be a moderated discussion online and a networking event to give you an opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues.

Who should attend?

Data Conversations brings together students, researchers, research support staff, and data management experts from all subject areas. Early career researchers as well as experienced academics are welcome to attend.

About Data Conversations

Data Conversations started at the University of Lancaster in the UK. The Lancaster Data Conversations aim to bring data practitioners together to talk about how researchers create, collect, use and share data. The Data Conversations are organized at the VU Amsterdam since 2019 and are intended to provide a forum for researchers from different subjects and disciplines to exchange practices and ideas around open data, FAIR data, research data management and related open science topics.

Thursday, October 28, 2021
15:00 - 17:00
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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  Research Support > Data Management  
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Lena Karvovskaya

Lena Karvovskaya is VU Amsterdam's Research Data Management (RDM) Community Manager. She visits RDM expertise meetings and conferences at home and abroad and takes care of the proper dissemination of the latest knowledge throughout VU Amsterdam. 

Lena has a PhD in theoretical linguistics and previously worked as a research data manager at Utrecht University Library. 

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