“The open science movement benefits both the scientific community and the students aspiring to be part of it.”
The idea for founding the Student Initiative for Open Science roots back to a Master’s-level course that dove deep into the underlying causes of the replication crisis in psychological science. Quickly, we realised that the answer to this issue is open science; in an attempt to improve the current scientific conduction and communication practices, the open science movement benefits both the scientific community and the students aspiring to be part of it. We came to the conclusion that a course like this should not be offered to Research Master’s students only, but to a wider and possibly even younger population, too.
We believe that by promoting open science within students at the early stages of their careers, we will be able to improve global scientific practices in the long term. This aim will be met by organising lectures, debates, and workshops, and actively communicating with the parties responsible for constructing university programs. We strive to implement open science practices to university curricula as thesis pre-registrations, open science -related courses, and open access to academic publications.
Interested in joining our mission?