How can we make the scientific endeavor more open and transparent? Dr. Brian Nosek is taking on that very question as the executive director of the Center for Open Science, a non-profit technology company developing software that stands to revolutionize the practice of science.
During our recent trip to the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Science Soapbox team chatted with Dr. Nosek about the nature of scientific capital-T Truth, the dawn of the “Science Internet,” and why the graduate students of the future should be so jazzed about his Open Science Framework.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during the show:
- Be sure to check out the Center for Open Science’s webpage for more information and hop on over to the (free!) Open Science Framework to connect.
- Hot off the Science press, Liberating field science samples and data discusses the barriers to open data and how the field is responding.
- And just to keep things interesting, the above Science article was released in tandem with this article by Dr. Daniel Gilbert and colleagues arguing against the reproducibility crisis.
- Continuing with the reproducibility debate, the Reproducibility Project team swiftly responded to Gilbert and colleagues, citing statistical misconceptions and selective interpretations as the source of Gilbert&co’s skepticism.
- For more context on the reproducibility crisis, check out How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?, Ed Yong’s profile in The Atlantic about Dr. Nosek’s Reproducibility Project: a peer-reviewed study repeating 100 published psychological experiments.
- If you just can’t get enough of this debate, we recommend Katie Palmer’s WIRED piece Psychology Is in Crisis Over Whether It’s in Crisis laying out both sides.
- On a totally different note, Devon totally nerded out to Dr. Eve Marder’s research on the crab, Cancer borealis (of astrological fame). For anyone looking to get in the weeds of the stomatogastric ganglion, check out this article.
- Oh! And did we mention we love badges?