Challenge for our generation: open, reproducible and reliable science
Symposium co-organized by Anna Krystalli, Isabel Winney & Malika Ihle, following the International Society of Behavioural Ecology Conference, on the 3rd of August 2016 in Exeter, U.K.
Knowing the truth is what drives us to do science
But often, the way we do science is unreliable
We want to understand why and find solutions
Scientists and funding bodies, and sometimes the general public, have been troubled by irreproducible studies. False-positive results are flooding the literature. This symposium, targeting academics of all stages, will gather critical minds from our field to elucidate the problems and guide you through practical solutions that you can use in your own work. Workshops will include introductions to RStudio, Git, and pre-registration walk-through. This will help you to become efficient and reproducible, making it easy to share your work with collaborators, or the whole world. Reproducible practices are essential for keeping up with the amount and complexity of our data, and to demonstrate the quality of our research. One day, reproducibility and openness will not only be rewarded, but will be required!
Workshops: Data and code management, version control and collaborative coding with GitHub, project organisation with RStudio, analysis reports with RMarkdown, pre-registration walk-through, open data for long term data sets…
Papers published as an outcome:
Ihle M, Winney IS, Krystalli A & Croucher M. 2017. Striving for transparent and credible research: practical guidelines for behavioral ecologist. Invited Idea – Behavioral Ecology.
Winney IS, Ihle M. Transparent and credible practices under the microscope: a response to comments on Ihle et al. Behavioral Ecology.