Workshop on Increasing Openness and Reproducibility (Jan 17)

January 17 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
John M. Olin Library
Level 1, Room 142

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a day-long workshop, led by Ian Sullivan from the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your work.

The workshop will be hands-on and is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty across disciplines. No knowledge of programming or other specialized tools is required.

In the morning session, participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows by creating a reproducible project from start to finish. The afternoon session will build on this foundation by examining case studies and designing appropriate open workflows for each situation.

Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptops in order to fully participate. Please register, as space is limited.


Sponsored by: Becker Medical Library, Center for Cellular Imaging, Institute for Informatics, Research Infrastructure Services, and Washington University Libraries.

Morning topics:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-Analysis plans
  • Open-source tools like the Center for Open Science’s OSF to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow.

Afternoon topics:

  • Build structures to support complex workflows
  • Tie projects together across studies and teams
  • Design for long-term reuse and replication
  • Incorporate privacy protections and IRB concerns

This event will also be offered at the School of Medicine campus on January 16, 2020.

About the author

Melissa Vetter is the Biology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) librarian at Olin Library, part of the University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis.