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Talk: Culture change toward more open, rigorous, and reproducible research

Friday, Oct 4th 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Luddy Hall 1106
Brian Nosek
Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Center for Open Science

Improving openness, rigor, and reproducibility in research is less a technical challenge and more a social challenge. Current practice is sustained by dysfunctional incentives that prioritizes publication over accuracy and privacy over transparency. The consequence is unnecessary inefficiency in research progress. Successful culture change requires coordinated policy, incentive, and normative changes across stakeholders to improve research credibility and accelerate progress.  Some stakeholder groups and disciplines are making more progress than others. We can change the system, but if we do not act collectively we will fail. Let's not fail. 

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