CBU Open Science Workshop 2016

CBU Open Science Workshop 2016

22 November, 2016 at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
(15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK)

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Workshop organisers: Rogier Kievit, Tibor Auer, Caitlin Hitchcock, Deborah McSkimming, Joe Bathelt, Johannes Mehrer

Speakers: Dorothy Bishop, Lauren Cadwallader, Niko Kriegeskorte, Rik Henson, Tibor Auer, Camille Maumet, Chris Chambers, Elizabeth Byrne, Marta Teperek and Kirstie Whitaker.

Brief description: The Open Science movement, which aims to make scientific research, data, and dissemination more transparent and accessible, is gained increasing traction in the scientific community. Despite general enthusiasm for Open Science, researchers are often faced with unresolved questions and an ever-increasing arsenal of tools and standards. This one-day workshop aims to introduce current topics in Open Science spanning pre-registration, data sharing, reproducible research, and open publication. The workshop also provides a platform for discussion and the opportunity to share experiences across all aspects of Open Science.


You can watch videos of the talks here.


Below please find the slides for each of the 10 talks. For further questions regarding the content please contact the relevant speaker directly.














8:45-9:00 Committee welcome


9:00-9:45 Introduction

Dorothy Bishop – University of Oxford                    

Reproducibility Issues and Next Steps


9:45-10:35 Open Publication

9:45-10:10 Lauren Cadwallader – University of Cambridge

Open access and the future of publishing

10:10-10:35 Niko Kriegeskorte – Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBSU)

Post publication peer review, open peer review and preprints


10:35-11:00 Coffee


11:00-12:30 Open data, open neuroscience

11:00-11:30 Rik Henson – MRC CBSU

Open Data at the CBU

11:30-12:00 Tibor Auer – Royal Holloway

BIDS and pieces– How to organize your data and why?

12:00-12:30 Camille Maumet – University of Warwick

NIDM-Results: a model to share brain mapping statistical results


12:30-13:30 Free time/Lunch/Networking (Note: Lunch is not provided)


13:30-14:30 Open analysis and reproducible research

13:30-14:00 Marta Teperek – University of Cambridge

Cambridge open data


Kirstie Whitaker – University of Cambridge

Showing your working: A guide to reproducible neuroimaging analyses


14:30-14:50 Coffee


14:50-15:45 So you think you want to preregister

14:50-15:30 Chris Chambers – Cardiff University

Preregistration and registered reports

15:30-15:45 Elizabeth Byrne – MRC CBSU

Preregistering your work during your PhD


15:45-16:45 Being an open science early career researcher: opportunities and challenges

Plenary Discussion


16:45-17:00 Closing remarks


Registration: Registration is open until Wednesday, 28th October 2016. Registration is free: Note that as space is limited, please only register if you are able to attend. To register for the workshop, please send an email to openscience2016@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk with your name, affiliation and current position (e.g. PhD student, postdoc). Please be aware that the number of places is limited by the size of our seminar room, so if you are interested sign up as soon as possible. We will confirm your place by the 30th October 2016.

Accommodation: Participants will be responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. The following websites may be helpful:



Contact information: If you have any enquiries about the Open Science workshop, please email us at openscience2016@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Slides from the event: Slides to accompany the videos can be found on the video page.

Key references can be found here.