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Data Conversations: let's talk preprints

Data Conversations: let's talk preprints In-Person

Open data, open methods, and reproducible and transparent research are increasingly endorsed by funders, publishers, institutions and learned societies. But what does making your research open, transparent and reproducible mean in practice? What are the advantages and the pitfalls? 

This edition of the Data Conversations will focus on preprints. Preprints, research reports that have not yet been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in a journal, present a new way for the scientific community to get data out into the public sphere quickly. In the last few years sharing of preprints has tremendously accelerated; at the same time, for many questions about sharing preprints there are no clear official answers. We will talk about the effects sharing of preprints can have on one's career and about practical means for sharing preprints such as Open Science Framework (OSF) preprint service.  

Come and share your open science and data stories and hear others. Find the registration button at the bottom of this page.  


12:00 - 12:05 Grab your lunch and get comfortable

Reinier Prosee  Preprints: Driving change within the (life sciences) publishing ecosystem

  • Discover how preprints are transforming scholarly communication by providing a rapid and open platform for early research findings. With a significant rise in their uptake, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, preprints have become vital for immediate access to crucial research findings in the life sciences, driving innovation and collaboration.

Kirianne Goossen  Benefits of using OSF preprints

  • To receive feedback from the community or to be able to share your research quickly the Open Science Framework (OSF) preprint service can be used. A preprint is a non-peer reviewed manuscript shared to a public audience.

12:55 - 13:00 - wrapping up the session

13:00 - 13:30 - time for further discussion and networking

About the speakers 

Reinier Prosee  

Reinier will introduce preLights, a preprint highlights service where a team of early-career researchers regularly review, highlight and comment on preprints they feel are of interest to the biological community

Kirianne Goossen  

Kirianne Goossen has experience with Open Science Framework (OSF) through her work as Functional Application Manager RDM at VU Amsterdam. Kirianna helps researchers with various tools, including OSF.


The location is Main Building 1B14 (Werkgroepzaal 2); wing B is on your left if you take the main stairs up, next to the Library lending desks.

What to expect?

Data Conversations will feature two short talks from researchers and colleagues who support research. Each talk will be about 15 minutes long and there will be time for a Q&A session.  There will be opportunities to share your own experience.

Don't miss the free lunch at the beginning of the event! Those who are willing to stay longer than an hour are welcome to continue discussion and networking after the presentations. 

Who should attend?

Data Conversations brings together researchers, research support staff, and data management, and data science experts from all subject areas. Students, 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 Data Conversations at the VU Amsterdam 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, May 16, 2024
12:00 - 13:30
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
  Library Staff     Master     PhD     Researchers  
  Research Support > Data Management  
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Lena Karvovskaya

Lena Karvovskaya is VU Amsterdam's Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science 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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