Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea Blog

Hello! We're Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea and we host seminar/journal club-style meetings every 3rd Friday of the month on themes related to reproducibility, transparency and integrity in research. We aim to keep our meetings accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about open research practices, regardless of their level of experience/familiarity. Read more about our previous meetings in the blog posts below.

Please sign up to our mailing list here to receive details for our monthly meetings. For an overview of the upcoming sessions, please refer to the schedule below. 
We hope to see you at one of our sessions!

Schedule 2021-2022

17/09/2021Dr Priya SilversteinEasing Into Open ScienceUmmul-Kiram Kathawalla, Priya Silverstein, Moin Syed; Easing Into Open Science: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Advisors. Collabra: Psychology 4 January 2021; 7 (1): 18684. 
doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18684
Priya’s previous talk for RIOT science club here

Recording of RTea session here
15/10/2021Dr Will Cawthorn Building an Open Research CultureRead more about the 8 pillars of open science and LERU’s template roadmap here: https://www.leru.org/publications/open-science-and-its-role-in-universities-a-roadmap-for-cultural-change
19/11/2021Dr Gillian CurrieOpen Research Practices in Wet-Lab Research Link to EUROC: edin.ac/2SZvY4U
17/12/2021Dr Zachary HorneBayesian Statistics and Open Research
21/01/2022Laura KlinkhamerPaper discussionFallibility in Science: Responding to Errors in the Work of Oneself and Others“, by Prof Dorothy Bishop
18/02/2022Moderator: Dr Emily SenaPanel discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Open Research#bropenscience is broken science, by Dr Kirstie Whitaker and Dr Olivia Guest
18/03/2022Niamh MacSweeneyRegistered Reports

Edinburgh University Research Optimisation Course (EUROC) 19/11/2021 with Dr Gillian Currie

In this session, Dr Gillian Currie who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the CAMARADES group, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at The University of Edinburgh talked about EUROC (Edinburgh University Research Optimisation Course) which encourages open research practices in animal research. Dr Gillian Currie is a meta-researcher and her research interests include improvement in…

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Easing Into Open Science 17/09/2021 with Dr Priya Silverstein

written by Laura Klinkhamer (co-organiser of Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea) In this session we took a look at the following paper:Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla, Priya Silverstein, Moin Syed; Easing Into Open Science: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Advisors. Collabra: Psychology 4 January 2021; 7 (1): 18684. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18684 and we were joined by one of the authors,…

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A selfish guide to RSpace: Why and How?

In this session, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr. Ralitsa Madsen covers why using an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is a great idea. Dr. Madsen suggests that there are many rewards in using ELN for a reproducible workflow and they include: Saving a lot of time while reading, searching the documents and so on. If you are…

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How (some) scientists talk about openness

Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea held another great session last Friday, with Dr. Rosalind Attenborough from University of Edinburgh – Science, Technology and Innovation Studies! Her research is focused on the researchers’ attitudes towards open science and here are the main points of her insightful talk for those who have missed; For her PhD project, Dr. Attenborough interviewed 54 individuals…

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