Open Research and Me
This session will feature one speaker from each of the three organising universities and their approach to Open Research.
What Can Be The Worst That Can Happen? Open Access and Me: Dr. Hilary Bishop, Senior Lecturer Business, Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Hilary Bishop is a Chartered Geographer appointed by the Royal Geographical Society and Research Series Editor for the Historical Geography Research Group. Hilary’s research focuses on Catholic Mass sites and her free open access community website findamassrock.com provides a platform for consultancy, dissemination, mutual knowledge exchange and crowdsourcing. Her website can receive up to 4000 visitors annually including users from Ireland, USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
Registered Reports: The gold standard of open research is also the most challenging to do right: Dr. Reshanne Reeder, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Edge Hill University
Writing a registered report challenges your ability to design a research study, requiring you to consider every step you will take from question to analysis prior to data collection. In my early open science days, I wrote a registered report that was ultimately rejected. Knowing what I know now four years later, I will provide insight into the rookie mistakes I made and hopefully help you to avoid them. Biography: Following a bumbling entrance into open science, I now have extensive experience writing preregistrations and preprints, designing experiments in open languages for open platforms such as Python/Psychopy/Pavlovia, and making both behavioral and fMRI data and analyses publicly accessible using OSF and Open Neuro. My research focuses on individual differences in mental representations and their interaction with visual perception.
Creating a catalogue of our data: incorporating FAIR and using the Open Science Framework: Dr. Alexis Makin, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Liverpool
Alexis Makin is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies the how the human brain processes visual symmetry. We often measure an electrophysiological signal called the Sustained Posterior Negativity (SPN). His lab used the pandemic to embrace open science. They compiled a database of 6674 SPN recordings from 2215 participants, collected over the last decade. This complete Liverpool SPN catalogue is now available on Open Science Framework The catalogue is formatted to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR), and also expandable as new projects are completed. The catalogue can be used for scientific and meta-scientific purposes.
Open Research Week is supported by the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) awarded by The Wellcome Trust to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool