Open science: A masterclass with Dr. Hilmar Brohmer

Did you know that in some fields of science, up to 60% of published studies are not replicated, especially those published in top journals? Isn’t it awful that a considerable chunk of the scientific knowledge we believe in, teach students, and share with the world is rubbish?

Open science is about conducting research in a more transparent, accessible, and replicable way. It encompasses practices and principles that ensure that science is not intellectual charlatanism but a reliable method for understanding and improving the world.

But what exactly is open science, and how do you apply these principles in your research and papers? That’s what you will learn in this masterclass.

What is the masterclass about?

In this masterclass, you will learn:

  • Why open science practices are essential to science.
  • Which open science practices are the most important.
  • How to get started and follow open science guidelines in your writing.

Who is Hilmar?

Dr. Hilmar Brohmer is a researcher in psychology at the University of Graz (Austria). He has studied social sciences and psychology in Germany and the Netherlands before completing his Ph.D. in Austria. His research deals with goals and the promotion of environmentally sustainable behaviors. He is also an expert in science communication and a passionate advocate for transparency and open scientific practices.

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You can find Hilmar’s slides here.

Want to know more about open science?

These references are an excellent place to start:

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