Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: A Day of Open Science

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a day-long workshop, led by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your work.

This workshop is offered twice—at the School of Medicine on Jan. 16, and on the Danforth Campus on Jan. 17. School of Medicine sessions are detailed below, but you are welcome to register for Danforth campus sessions if you prefer (same content).

This opportunity is free and open to all. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged. Lunch between sessions will be provided and snacks and coffee will be available at each session.

Desktop computers will be provided, but feel free to bring a laptop if you prefer. No knowledge of programming or other specialized tools is required.

Morning Session

Thursday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
McDonnell Medical Sciences Building – Room 100

In the morning session participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows by creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Morning session topics:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-Analysis plans
  • Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow

Register for Morning

Afternoon Session

Thursday, Jan. 16, 1-4 p.m.
McDonnell Medical Sciences Building – Room 100

In the afternoon session participants will build on the knowledge gained in the morning session by examining case studies and designing appropriate open workflows for each situation.

Afternoon session topics:

  • Build structures to support complex workflows
  • Tie projects together across studies and teams
  • Design for long term reuse and replication
  • Incorporate privacy protections and IRB concerns

Register for Afternoon

Sponsored by:

Becker Medical Library
Center for Cellular Imaging
Institute for Informatics
Research Infrastructure Services
University Libraries

Please contact Marcy Vana,, at Becker Library with any questions.