CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences

CIMeC organizes Open Science Seminars, during which members of the national and international scientific community are called to discuss topics and progress related to open science:

Open Science Seminar 2019

December 12th, 2019

Title: Replicability crisis and open science: emerging issues and practices in yesterday's, today's and tomorrow's research
Speaker: Massimo Grassi  PhD, Associate professor - University of Padua, Padua, Italy  
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - Via delle Regole n. 101, Mattarello - Basement Conference room at 4 p.m.
Abstract: Open Science will likely change the way we work in the next future and perhaps one day we will thank the recent replicability crisis. In the talk, I will discuss the origins of the crisis, those endogenous (HARKing, p-hacking and the use of questionable research practices, lack of proper theories) and those exogenous (i.e., publication bias and "publish or perish"). Successively, I’ll list many of the practices that are now endorsed by the Open Science movement and community to respond to endogenous and exogenous problems and to improve the current research standards. The list includes a discussion about open access publications, open data and data sharing and a discussion about the use of replication studies as a tool to assess the temperature and the harmonic growth of the field. I will briefly sketch multi-laboratory research and the new statistical standards. I’ll carry on with a discussion about preregistration, registered reports and peer review and conclude by showing the response (so far) of the scientific community. 

November 28th, 2019

Title: Increasing the impact of your research by using rich, integrated and open-access communications
Speaker: Vittorio Iacovella PhD, Think Open at CIMeC Data Technician 
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - Via delle Regole n. 101, Mattarello - Basement Conference room at 4 p.m.
Abstract: Communication of research outputs evolves, following both technological advancements and scientific demands. Once formal and static physical objects, research publications are currently combinations of text, code, data and several other digital products.
Here we will first discuss how to collect and integrate online different pieces of relevant information; then we will introduce alternative ways to boost the impact of your products ("alt-metrics") in an open-access environment.

May 30th, 2019

Title: Open Access for Open Science - an overview of online resources and good practices
Speaker: Vittorio Iacovella PhD, Think Open at CIMeC Data Technician 
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - corso Bettini 31, Rovereto - Conference room 1st floor 4.00 p.m.
Abstract: With "Open access" we commonly refer to a way to make research outputs freely available worldwide. Here we will discuss good practices and online resources in order to position open access publishing within a broader, more generic open knowledge framework.

May 23th, 2019

Title: Structured data for multimodal imaging in an open research environment: the fNIRS case
Speaker: Matteo Caffini PhD, Researcher, ACN Lab - CIMeC, Trento, Italy
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - Via delle Regole n. 101, Mattarello - Basement Conference room 4.00 p.m. 
Abstract: Neuroimaging often benefits from the integration of data acquired using different techniques. In this talk there will be discussed the case of fNIRS. Specifically, to structure functional data anatomical data and metadata, there will be introduced a new software in order to achieve a powerful data fusion.

February 28th, 2019

Title: A researcher's guide to pre-registrations and registered reports
Speaker: Folco Panizza, PhD student, CIMeC, Trento, Italy 
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - Via delle Regole n. 101, Mattarello - Basement Conference room 4.00 p.m.
Abstract: In recent years several solutions have been proposed to incentivise the output of high-quality research. This hands-on talk attempts to shed some light on tools like pre-registrations, pre-prints, and registered reports, particularly focusing on their different purposes and limitations. Based on practical examples, I will describe the step-by-step process for submitting a pre-registration and a registered report. The talk will conclude by describing the integration between registered and exploratory analyses.

Open Science Seminar 2018

November 8th, 2018

Title: The FAIR principles - Rethinking data management in a open-science environment
Speaker: Vittorio Iacovella, PhD, CIMeC, Trento, Italy
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - Via delle Regole n. 101, Mattarello - Basement Conference room 4 p.m. 
Abstract: Scientific data management can be thought as a merely practical task, including operations such as properly naming the files, arranging them in specific directories and combining relevant meta-information. However, if you consider your data acquisitions as part of a broader environment, you may think back to data management as a more complex task, following specific principles and answering to scientific questions.

July 19th, 2018

Title: Implementing an open-everything policy in the lab
Speaker: Prof. Davide Crepaldi, SISSA International School for Advanced Studies - Trieste, Italy
Venue: CIMeC - Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences - Via delle Regole n. 101, Mattarello - Basement conference room 4.00 p.m. 
Abstract: Promoting a better science isn’t about fixing a few things in our usual research routine. In order to effectively share data and analysis codes, keep ourselves clear of bad practices and, more generally, carry out research more rigorously and transparently, we need to set up an appropriate pipeline from day 1, which guides us towards meeting all the requirements for a healthy science, gently and naturally. Even more importantly, we have to convince everyone in our labs to follow this pipeline—which can be surprisingly difficult, even with the best and more open-science prone students and postdocs. In this talk, I’ll share my personal experience in this respect—how this pipeline looks like in our lab, what is working smoothly and what is not, what are the advantages of having such a pipeline, and what are the biggest hurdles that we're facing in sticking to it.

March 27th, 2018

Title: Seminar on Open Access Publishing
Speaker: Roberto Caso & Paolo Guarda, Faculty of Law, University of Trento
Venue: Palazzo Fedrigotti - 1st Floor Seminar Room, Rovereto (TN) 10.00 a.m. 
Abstract: The talk will cover different kinds of open access as well as academic copyright and creative commons licenses. Open access increases the pace of information flow as well as increasing our visibility amongst scientists and providing better science access to the general public. It is a core strategy of the European Commission as well as a key component of CIMeC's Strategic Plan.

 

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