Digital Scholar Webinar: Transparent, Open, and Reproducible Research

November 4, 2020 : 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Online Webinar

Online Webinar

Event Details

There is a growing interest in transparency, openness, and reproducibility as mechanisms to advance the credibility and utility of the scientific enterprise. This webinar will introduce open science to a clinical and translational research audience. It will begin by introducing the opportunities and challenges motivating the wider open science movement, such as accelerating scientific discovery, broadening access to scientific knowledge, and irreproducibility. It will then provide an overview of core open science practices for health researchers to adopt. Lastly, it will overview actions other key stakeholders in the scientific ecosystem can take to support open science. This webinar is recommended for graduate research students, postdoctoral scholars, university faculty, and other scientific professionals with influence over the research lifecycle and incentives in the scientific ecosystem.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors motivating the transition from closed to open science
  • Explain how transparency is intended to foster the integrity of the scientific enterprise Access recommended materials on learning and applying best practices for conducting transparent and replicable research



Sean Patrick Grant, PhD, Assistant Professor in Social & Behavioral Sciences

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Indiana University Dr. Sean Grant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. His work aims to advance the credibility of intervention research and its utility for supporting evidence-based policy and practice. He conducts applied research across the behavioral, social, and health sciences, with a primary focus on behavioral health. Dr. Grant is particularly active in the movement toward open science as a catalyst for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), having received their inaugural Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Emerging Researchers in Open Social Science. He has served as a scientific advisor to the World Health Organization, Cochrane US Satellite of the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He completed his doctorate in social intervention as a Clarendon Scholar at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.