Open Science Community Amsterdam

    Join the OSCAwards ceremony on 26 January 2023!

    The Open Science Community Amsterdam (OSCA) with financial support from VU Amsterdam, HvA and UvA organises the OSCAwards 2022-2023. The award celebrates the many ways of contributing to open science and to a transparent research culture. Researchers, educators, support staff and students were invited to submit their completed or ongoing Open Science projects and initiatives. The submission deadline is closed.

    The award ceremony will be held on Thursday 26 January 17.00-19.00 at SPUI25, Amsterdam. This evening we will award eight Open Science projects in four categories. Next, several speakers will give a short talk on how Open Science is always a team effort. OSCA invited dr. Maaike de Jong from E-Science Center to give a talk on (open) research software. Lisa Yu, community manager of the Data Science Center of the University of Amsterdam, will give a talk on research collaboration. It is necessary to register for this event via the website of SPUI25.

    Speakers

    Maaike de Jong has a background in ecology, evolution and genomics. She obtained her PhD in Evolutionary Biology at Leiden University, after which she worked on climate change biology during a postdoc at the University of Helsinki, and a Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Bristol. In recent years, she shifted her focus towards open science. She was project lead at the KNAW institute DANS where she led international projects on research data infrastructure and open data. She also worked as data analyst and policy advisor at KNAW. At the Netherlands eScience Center, Maaike combines her experience in research, open science, community building and education to advance the adoption of digital skills and software sustainability in the research community. She is currently Project Lead of the Research Software Directory, as well as Community Manager for Environment & Sustainability.

    Lisa Yu is community manager of the Data Science Center of the University of Amsterdam. As a project manager she has experience in the health, education, and social impact sector. Yu is passionate about community engagement, translating research into meaningful practice, social change, and health equity.

    Alexandra Sarafoglou is a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Psychological Methods at the University of Amsterdam. Together with Suzanne Hoogeveen, she founded the Open Science Community Amsterdam. During her PhD, she studied open science related research methods with a particular focus on analysis blinding and preregistration. Her research interests include Bayesian inference, and meta-scientific research.

    More information about the OSCAwards

    We invited projects that fall within one of the following categories:

    • Open access / Open data / Open materials / Open software
    • Transparency / Metascience / Preregistration / Reproducibility
    • Stakeholder involvement / Citizen science / Community engagement 
    • Open educational resources / Open education / Open online courses

    Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that explore both the challenges with open scientific practices as well as positive experiences and successful outcomes. Specifically, we welcome projects concerning (1) the implementation of open science policies and infrastructure within institutions, (2) the development of courses, seminars, and educational materials on open science, (3) research on open scientific practices, (4) preregistrations or registered reports, (5) student projects on open science, (6) critical discussions on open science. We encourage submissions of both ongoing and completed projects.

    All submissions will be screened for eligibility by a jury. All eligible projects will receive an Open Research Award certificate. The jury will rank the submissions according to nominationsand the top 8 projects will receive a price of  200 EUR eur.

    Please contact us, if you have any questions:  openscience.amsterdam@gmail.com

    Criteria

    The jury will judge entries based on their adherence to the following criteria:

    • The project’s fit within the specified category 
    • The quality of the application
    • The alignment of the project with open science values
    • The project’s potential and implementation of knowledge exchange

    Please note, it is required to include references to the work you describe in your project, for instance, the URL to the open educational materials, free software package, the preregistration/other scientific output etc. If it is not possible to provide references to your work, a justification is required which will be evaluated by the jury.

    Rules

    1. Entries should be submitted using the application form. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2022, at 3 PM.
    2. Entries may be submitted as individuals or as teams. Team entries must be submitted by one named individual who will be the lead applicant for the entry.
    3. The applicant must be a researcher, support staff, educator, or student in one of the participating institutes and must be employed until at least 01 January 2023, the date of the award ceremony. For team entries, team members may include individuals from outside the Amsterdam institutions.
    4. The projects can be finished or ongoing in 2022 and did not finish earlier.
    5. The jury will screen submissions to make sure that they satisfy the eligibility requirements. All eligible submissions will receive a certificate of participation.
    6. The jury may, by majority vote, decide to determine a submission eligible in cases where strictly speaking the eligibility criteria are not met, but a convincing case has been made for which the current criteria were not foreseen or appropriate.
    7. Projects should describe the applicant’s completed or ongoing projects on open science.
      NB: Ongoing projects should already have some sort of deliverable. That is, a project plan, or a project that just started is not eligible.
    8. Three award winners will be notified by 10 January 2023 and will be invited to give a short pitch of their project during the award ceremony event on 26 January 2023.
    9. Applicants must give permission to publish an edited version of the project description and to disseminate it via internal and external communication channels. Final versions of material will be submitted to the applicants for approval prior to publication. All eligible project descriptions will be published shortly after the event.

    The Open Science Community Amsterdam is part of the larger open science community network in the Netherlands. It encompasses the three big educational institutions in Amsterdam, the UvA, the VU and the HvA as well as the Student Initiative for Open Science (SIOS). Open science communities are an initiative to create a platform for researchers and students from all faculties and academic levels to subscribe to the open science philosophy, talk and learn about open science practices, and get concrete advice and help on how to apply them in their research projects. The Open Science Community Amsterdam is organizing events, both in-person and online. To receive a monthly overview of activities organized by OSCA, subscribe to our Newsletter.


    Board of OSC Amsterdam

    Alexandra Sarafoglou

    University of Amsterdam
    Social and Behavioural Science
    Department of Psychology
    Postdoc

    I am a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Psychological Methods at the University of Amsterdam. Together with Suzanne Hoogeveen, I founded the Open Science Community Amsterdam. During my PhD, I studied open science related research methods with a particular focus on analysis blinding and preregistration. My research interests include Bayesian inference, and meta-scientific research.

    alexandra.sarafoglou@gmail.com

    Bert Bakker

    Bert Bakker is an associate professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR, UvA) and his position focuses on fostering “good research practices”. In his role Bert serves as the open science coordinator of ASCoR advising colleagues and students how to make their research more transparent. Bert’s substantive research interests focus on the question how citizens form their beliefs about politics. His research has been supported by a Marie Curie Global Fellowship, Investment Grant from the NWO, and more recently, a VIDI grant. When it comes to teaching, Bert teaches courses on experimental methods and transparent research practices in the research master communication science. As a board member Bert would like to deepen and broaden the role of the Open Science Community at the University of Amsterdam.

    B.N.Bakker@uva.nl

    Eduarda Centeno

    VUmc / Université de Bordeaux
    Research Assistant / PhD Student
    Anatomy&Neurosciences

    Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases

    I’m doing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Université de Bordeaux (France). In parallel, I work as a Research Assistant for the MULTINET lab at the VUmc in Amsterdam. My primary focus is implementing OS tools and best practices in both scenarios. Moreover, we recently recreated an OS working group at A&N to enhance our department’s use of OS best practices.

    e.centeno@amsterdamumc.nl

    Gerben ter Riet

    Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences / Amsterdam University Medical Center
    Faculty: Health
    Senior methodologist

    As a methodologist with a background in epidemiology, my prime affinity is with transparency in doing research. That implies preregistration of protocols and analysis plans, and data and code when possible. Reducing research waste is important too. Relevant questions, good study design, valid (data) analysis and honest reporting. Giving researchers more recognition and reward for these activities is crucial. More reflection, slow(er) science, less is more, quality over quantity. Together with 6 colleagues, at the Urban Vitality Open Science Support Desk, I support around 100 applied researchers with a team of information specialists, datasteward, privacy officer and a qualitative and quantitative methodologist.
    ORCID profile
    g.ter.riet@hva.nl

    Niels Reijner

    Amsterdam UMC/VUmc
    PhD student
    Anatomy and Neurosciences
    Clinical neuranatomy and biobanking (CNAB)

    I am a PhD student at the Amsterdam UMC location VUmc in the department of anatomy and neurosciences. My focus is on Alzheimer’s Disease which I study in human post mortem MRI scans and brain tissue. Additionally, I assist in the processing of brain donors working for the normal aging brain collective (NABCA) and additionally in collaboration with the Netherlands brain bank (NBB).

    n.reijner@amsterdamumc.nl

    Katinka van der Kooij

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

    I am an assistant professor Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.  In my research, I focus on motivation and motor learning and collaborate with developers of rehab games. During the pandemic, I realized that open science not only has the power to improve science, but also feeds conspiracy theories and can undermine public trust in science.

    k.vander.kooij@vu.nl

    Tomas Knapen

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
    Assistant Professor / PI
    Faculty: Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Dept. of Experimental & Applied Psychology


    I’m a cognitive neuroscientist that uses functional MRI to understand how we see. My field has long focused on open data as a remedy for the replication crisis, and I have been both a contributor and a beneficiary to this movement: I have published open datasets, and have published using other people’s open datasets. My present focus is on creating open and reproducible methods for data-analysis.

    t.knapen@vu.nl

    Mirjam Walpot

    Amsterdam University of Applied Science

    m.g.g.walpot@hva.nl

    Leonhard Volz

    University of Amsterdam
    Social and Behavioural Science
    Department of Psychology
    Research Assistant

    I am a passionate advocate for open science in student research and represent the Student Initiative for Open Science in the OSCA Board. Next to SIOS, I have been active in various other topical (student) initiatives, such as JEPS, SOSIP, and the Psychological Science Accelerator. Besides open science advocacy, I am a Research Master student at the University of Amsterdam with a focus on psychological methods, statistics, and computational methods. There, I work on different approaches to psychological modelling, such as network analysis, investigating mathematical models, and broader formal modelling approaches.

    l.volz@uva.nl

    Contact OSC Amsterdam

    During our consulting times we provide researchers with advice on the preregistration of experiments, data storage and sharing, and workflow.
    We are open to students and researchers at all levels.

    Our office is located at Roeterseiland Campus of the University of Amsterdam, building G, room REC-G 0.30.
    We recommend researchers who would like to receive advice to make an appointment with us ahead of time via the form below.

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      What is Open Science?

      Empirical disciplines have been experiencing ongoing methodological reorientation toward more transparency and open research practices. As a consequence, a series of methods were proposed to increase scientific integrity. Open science practices include preregistration, replication research, publishing open access, and sharing data, research material and code.

      In 2021 the 193 UNESCO Member states defined Open Science as a global movement that aims to «make scientific knowledge openly available, accessible and reusable for everyone, to increase scientific collaborations and sharing of information for the benefits of science and society, and to open the processes of scientific knowledge creation, evaluation and communication to societal actors beyond the traditional scientific community». 


      Open Science Support


      Student Initiative for Open Science (for UvA students)


      Open Source Software

      JASP is the user-friendly and free alternative to SPSS which offers the most popular frequentists analyses as well as their Bayesian counterparts. But besides offering an easy start into Bayesian inference, JASP is also devoted to help researchers increase the transparency of their studies by facilitating collaborations, the sharing of data, and the communication of analysis plans. To get more information visit the JASP website or click on their flyer.


      Members

      • A. Bijl; CIM (HvA, DSI, Executive Staff)
      • Adela Isvoranu; Department of Psychology; Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Alexandra Sarafoglou; Department of Psychology; Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Ana Pinho; Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Angelika Stefan; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Anna Gerlicher; Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Barbara Braams; Clinical- Neuro and Developmental Psychology (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Barbara Nevicka; Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Bert Bakker; Department of Communication Science (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Bruno Verschuere; Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Cameron Brick; Department of Psychology, Social Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Carmen Cuculescu; College of Child Development and Education (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Charlotte Tanis; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Chris Jungerius; Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA, Faculty of Medicine) Costa Bachas; Department of Hematology (VU, Faculty of Medicine)
      • Dian van Huijstee; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Dora Matzke; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Egenaz Kiraz; (UvA)
      • Emiel van Loon; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) (UvA, Faculty of Medicine)
      • Erdem Meral; Postdoctoral Researcher (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Ewa Miedzobrodzka; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Florian Wanders; Department of Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Frans Oort; Department of Child Development and Education, Methods and Statistics (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Haiyan Wang; Department of Psychology (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Haiyue Shan; Department of Sociology (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Henk Cremers; Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Henry Staub; Department of Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Ilse Pit;  Department of Communication Science (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Iris Broedelet; Department of Linguistics (UvA, Faculty of Humanties)
      • Ivar Vermeulen; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Jacek Buczny; Experimental and Applied Psychology (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Javier Garcia Bernardo; Department of Political Science; Political Economy and Transnational Governance (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Johannes Fahrenfort; Department of Psychology, Brain and Cognition (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Jolanda Kossakowski; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Jolanda Veldhuis; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Jolien Arendsen; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Julia Haaf; Department of Psychology; Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Kasper Welbers; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Katalin Balint; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Katarzyna Lasak; Department of Econometrics and Finance (UvA, Faculty of Economics & Business)
      • Koen Derks; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Lea Schumacher; Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Like Fokkens; Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA, Faculty of Medicine)
      • Linda Geven; Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Lukas Snoek; Department of Psychology, Brain and Cognition (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • M.A. Dressel; (UvA)
      • Maartje de Klerk;  Digital Services (UvA, University Library)
      • Maien Sachisthal; Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Maike Dahrendorf; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Marc Galland; Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA, Faculty of Medicine)
      • Margit Bach; Department of Human Movement Sciences (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Maria Zwicker; Department of Psychology, Social Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Mariken van der Velden; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Martin Tanis; Department of Communication Sciences (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Matthias Bakker; Academic Affairs (UvA, executive staff)
      • Meike Bartels; Biological Psychology (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Michiel van Elk; Department of Psychology, Social Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Mickey Steijaert; Department of Communication Sciences (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Miguel Barreda-Ángeles; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Mirjam Walpot; Jeugdzorg I Forensische ontwikkelingspsychologie (HvA)
      • Myrthe Veenman; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Natalia Rivera-Vera; Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (UvA, Humanties)
      • Nathan Evans; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Nelleke Stibbe; (HvA, Health)
      • Nick Boxem; Operations (UvA, University Library)
      • Olga Papadima; Department of Cultural Anthropology (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Pascal Braak; Open Access Publishing (UvA, University Library)
      • Peter Kerkhof; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Ricarda Weiland; Department of Clinical Developmental Psychology (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Sacha Epskamp; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Sanne Rumping; Eenzaamheid | Samenwerken | Interventie ontwikkeling | (Preventieve) Jeugdzorg | Pedagogische klimaat in de buurt | Sociale steun (HvA)
      • Scarlett Slagter; Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Sible Andringa; Dutch department (UvA, Faculty of Humanties)
      • Sophia Crüwell; Department of Psychology, Psychological Methods (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Steven Ramodt; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Suraj Harylallsingh; Experimental and Applied Psychology (VU, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences)
      • Suzanne Hoogeveen; Department of Psychology, Social Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Suzanne Verhoog; Department of Political Science/Anthropology (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Tess Lankhuizen; Department of Communication Science (UvA, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences)
      • Thomas Pronk; Department of Developmental Psychology, Technical Support Unit (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Tilo Hartmann; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)
      • Tisa Bertlich; Department of Psychology (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Tom Vredeveld; PhD Student; Centre of Expertise Urban Vitality (HvA, Health)
      • Veerle Eggens; Faculteitsbureau (VU. School of Economics & Business)
      • Wido van Peursen; Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC)(VU, Faculty of Religion and Theology)
      • Wouter de Nooy; Department of Communication Science (UvA, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences)
      • Wouter van Atteveldt; Department of Communication Science (VU, Faculty of Social Sciences)