Learning Git Without Tears

In March (31.03. 2021), we gave a hands-on crash course that introduced the basic usage of Git(Hub). Julia Haaf (a Bayesian and cat lover) demonstrated how Git(Hub) helps to work more collaboratively on projects. Within her talk, Julia combined basic information with valuable advice from her personal experience. Thanks to this, we learned how to avoid typical mistakes and where to start when using Git(Hub) for the first time. Thank you Julia!

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Power Analysis: Why, How, When? – February 12th 2021

On February 12, 2021, we hosted our first skill-based online lecture. In this lecture, we focused on the why, how and when of power analysis. Dan Quintana (a big open science enthusiast!) hosted the lecture and told us about what exactly power is, the many ways that you can justify your sample size, how to pick an effect size that makes sense, and much more. We were so lucky to have Dan join us and the event was a huge success – we had 99 people join the Zoom lecture! Thank you again to Dan for doing this, and we hope everyone enjoyed the event.

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Introduction to Open Science : A Dinner Date with SIOS – November 5th 2020

During this event on November 5, 2020, we gave an introduction to open science. We discussed what open science is, why we need it, and why it is relevant for students. During each meal (starter, main dish, and dessert), we addressed different topics: what has happened in psychological science and where the problems lie, how open science can address these issues, and lastly, what we can do as students.

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SIOS Information Event 2020 – September 25th 2020

To kick off the new academic year, we hosted an introduction event where we (re)introduced ourselves to students that were potentially interested in joining SIOS, or learning about open science in general. We give an overview of what we do and what our goals are, and then we split up into break out rooms to discuss upcoming projects and roles that new members could take on. We managed to pick up a few members through this event, and now we even have members that are not based in the Netherlands – I guess that’s at least one advantage of everything being online now 🙂

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Students’ Perspectives on Open Science – May 29th 2020

On May 29, 2020, we collaborated with PsyFako and invited six students from different Dutch, German, and Austrian universities. They shared with us their experiences with open science as students at their respective universities. After hearing about their perspectives, we were given the opportunity to ask some questions and finished up with a pub quiz. It was really interesting to hear about the different experiences everyone had, especially across different universities and countries. We hope you guys found it interesting!

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Open Science Pub Quiz – April 30th 2020

On April 30, 2020 we hosted a really fun pub quiz where everyone got to show off their open science (and pop culture) knowledge. The winning team (the JASP module for PubQuizzes) got to pick a cause that we would support with a donation. The winners decided to donate it to us, which we are very grateful for! We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did!

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Preregistration Workshop – February 21st 2020

We are excited to announce our first SIOS workshop on preregistration. Join us to learn why preregistration is important and how to best preregister your thesis or internship proposal. In this workshop, you will learn valuable practical tips on how to preregister on the Open Science Framework (OSF). You will further learn about common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Citizen Science Movie Night – February 4th 2020

On February 4th, we are organizing a movie and discussion round on citizen science. Wonder what that even is? Citizen scientists are members of the public who, in their free time, get involved and collaborate on large scale scientific projects. And there’s a lot more to it!

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A Lecture on Registered Reports by Chris Chambers – December 13th 2019

Registered Reports are a cornerstone of open science; they help us refocus on good theory, scientific relevance and robust methods, instead of “sexy” and significant results. In this open Good Research Practices lecture, organized by the Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) and the Student Initiative for Open Science (SIOS), Chris Chambers will share his experience in implementing the Registered Reports format in the journal Cortex, as a way to improve transparency and reproducibility and to prevent publication bias.

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Open Science Movie Night – November 20th 2019

Online, you can find loads of free videos, lectures and complete courses on Open Science topics. However, watching them alone and thinking about them by yourself can be lonely and boring. That’s why we have organized our first Open Science Movie night!

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Lecture: An Introduction to Open Science – October 10th 2019

On October 10th, we will organize an introduction lecture to Open Science. In this lecture, we will tell you more about the reproducibility crisis and present solutions offered by the Open Science movement. Most important, we will discuss why this all is important for students.

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Panel Discussion – 20th June 2019

On June 20th we organize our very first panel discussion from 4 pm until 5 pm at the University of Amsterdam. We invited PhD students and the head of the Methodology Shop to discuss the benefits and challenges of applying Open Science practices in their specific area of psychology.

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Talk by Eric-Jan Wagenmakers – June 6th 2019

On June 6th our third talk will take place from 3 pm until 4 pm at the University of Amsterdam. We are thrilled to have Eric-Jan Wagenmakers as a special speaker. Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is a professor at the Psychological Methods department at the University of Amsterdam. His main interest include Bayesian inference, models of decision making, and philosophy of science. Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is also the CEO/founder of the open-source statistics program JASP. See the abstract of his talk below.

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Talk by Alexandra Sarafoglou – April 17th 2019

On April 17th our second talk will take place from 4 pm until 5 pm at the University of Amsterdam. We are thrilled to have Alexandra Sarafoglou as a speaker. Alexandra is a PhD student at the department of Psychological Methods of the University of Amsterdam, teaching assistent of the course Good Research Practices, and an active member of the Open Science Community Amsterdam. See the abstract of her talk below!

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First Talk by Sophia Crüwell – March 18th 2019

On March 18th our very first talk will take place from 4 pm until 5 pm at the University of Amsterdam. We are excited to have Sophia Crüwell as a speaker. Sophia is a research master student at the University of Amsterdam and co-author of the paper ‘8 Easy Steps to Open Science: An Annotated Reading List’. She will introduce the Open Science movement to us. See the abstract of the talk below!  

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