TI Methods Speaker Series
The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month and used to take place in Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT [click here to convert to your local time]
This event has already taken place. A video recording of the event will be posted here soon.
TITLE: Open Science: Transparency and reproducibility in the research life cycle
SPEAKER: Mathew Vis-Dunbar, Health Sciences Librarian, UBC Okanagan
About the topic: In 2005 John Ioannidis published an article in PLoS Medicine titled “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False“. This was quickly followed by claims that science was broken; lacking power and ripe with bias. Replication studies ensued, engaging high power studies, but a lack of well described protocols and detailed methods challenged researchers to find similar results. Open Science has since grown into a movement that at its core challenges researchers to be transparent and engage in practices that limit bias and enhance transparency. Open Science touches on all aspects of the research life cycle, from the impacts of publication bias to the publish or perish system of metrics and evaluation, and the need to preserve both content and processes associated with a research project. It also embraces equity in the research life cycle: prioritizing inclusiveness and ensuring equitable engagement of all stakeholders in the research process, including production, dissemination and access. In this workshop we’ll talk about the history of the Open Science movement, the issues its trying to address, and what future directions might look like.
About the speaker: Mathew Vis-Dunbar is a health sciences librarian with the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Mathew works with colleagues across the University to support and promote open, transparent research.
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Click here to view a list of all talks offered in 2020 as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.