UK-Open Research Working Groups Meeting

Really enjoyed attending the inaugural UK network meeting of the UK Open Research Working Groups yesterday at Aston University. Such a welcoming group of people who are very much pulling towards a common goal – to improve the way we do science.

The take-home messages from the meeting for me were:

(1) All humans are fallible and prone to biases that can undermine the scientific work that we conduct. However, there are small steps that we can (and should) take to try to avoid/limit this.

(2) There is no perfect Open Science researcher – small incremental steps can go a long way.

(3) The Open Science movement is not about victimising or calling out malpractice, but rather to educate and raise awareness so that slow and incremental change can make science, and in this case specifically psychological science, more transparent and effective.

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