ReproducibiliTea : Open Science Journal Club

Journal Club organized in monthly meetings in which students can join to discuss pre-selected papers about various topics related to Open Science. The Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program brings for 2021 a new activity to the Bordeaux Neurocampus community, the open science journal club #ReproducibiliTea. ReproducibiliTea consists in a cycle of monthly meetings in which students and young researchers can join to discuss various topics related to Open Science around a warm cup of tea and (why not?) delicious cookies (as soon as the pandemic situation allows gatherings again). The initiative came from Eduarda Centeno who was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program. She is starting her PhD work with Arthur Leblois in the team Physiologie et physiopathologie des fonctions executives (IMN). Eduarda, recently graduated with an MSc in Neuroscience through the Neurasmus joint program between the University of Bordeaux and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Eduarda is an active member of @VuAmsterdamTea and now the drive for @BordeauxTea.

How does it work?

Each session has a volunteer host who chooses and presents the paper to be discussed with the rest of the group. The presenter will provide a short (10-15min) overview of the chosen paper. The remainder of the session is dedicated to free discussion amongst all attendees.

Everyone is welcome to join - sceptics and enthusiasts alike! We hope for a diverse range of attendees from all career stages, disciplines, and backgrounds, and particularly enjoy hearing views from all perspectives. Your voice is welcome here, and we offer a friendly atmosphere!

You can find the BordeauxTea in our OSF webpage, twitter, and our newsletter. We also have here in slack our channel #bordeaux_tea.

The updates about the following meetings will be placed in the online platforms.

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What is the ReproducibiliTea?

The ReproducibiliTea is a journal club initiative that fosters the creation of local Open Science journal clubs at universities worldwide. The goal is to discuss diverse issues, papers, and ideas on how to improve science and reproducibility under the Open Science framework. The global initiative was started in 2018 by the University of Oxford, and it is currently present in 111 institutions in 25 different countries.

What does it teach?

The journal club allows masters and PhD students to learn more about the Open Science movement and practical tips on implementing Open Science standards and guidelines early in their careers. For example, students can learn about several resources that fall under the Open Science umbrella: new statistical analysis pipelines that aim to improve transparency (e.g., multiverse analysis), resources for data management, sharing, and storage (e.g., Zenodo), useful tools for coding (version control & GitHub, Jupyter Notebooks, documentation software); platforms for open access publishing (e.g., bioRxiv, Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ); and various other open-source tools that can be useful in the different steps of research production.

Why would one need it?

Modern science is moving towards a new framework – an open and more transparent way of doing science. The topic is now considered one of the priorities of the European Commission. With Plan S being implemented in Europe and the growing OS-focused funding in European research, young investigators must join the discussion and understand what this paradigm change implies.

By joining the BordeauxTea, students will have a place to learn and discuss the OS movement with their peers. The sessions are aimed to be a safe space to discuss research in general, thus also providing a support network for students. Moreover, we aim to have exchange/joint sessions with other journal clubs, therefore providing the students with a chance to network and mingle with new people!

Updated on 22/01/2021

Contact

Eduarda Centeno
PhD student