Swiss Reproducibility Network

To promote rigorous research and robust results in Switzerland.

Eva Furrer

As part of the Swiss Open Research Data Grants, the Swiss Reproducibility Network (SwissRN) is organizing two half-day workshops for researchers in all empirical disciplines and at all levels at SwissRN institutional members in Switzerland: one about preregistration and registered reports (presented by Evie Vergauwe and Caro Hautekiet) and one about data and research management (presented by Eva Furrer and Rachel Heyard).

The half-day workshops will be held on the same day at four different locations: the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (May 6th), the University of Bern (May 31st) and the University of Geneva (June 7th).

In the preregistration and registered report workshop, we will cover questions such as (1) Why and how to preregister a study?, (2) What is the difference between a study preregistration and a registered report, and (3) How to deal with potential obstacles regarding study preregistration. The workshop consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. In the practical part, we will discuss situations one can encounter when preregistering a study or submitting a registered report, and how to deal with these situations. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to preregister a simplified example study to get a first, hands-on experience with preregistration.

In the data management workshop, we will cover questions such as (1) How to best manage your data and research projects?, (2) What are the FAIR principles?, and (3) How can good meta data and documentation improve your research output? The workshop consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. In the practical part, you will get a first taste of version control using Gitlab.

Registration is free, but required: https://forms.gle/6PCnFAfnJ3ckVaAs5 In the registration form, you can choose to attend both or either one of the workshops at your institution.

Overview dates and locations workshops: 06/05/2024: UZH Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich Room: KOL-H-317

06/05/2024: ETHZ Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Room: HG F33.1

31/05/2024: UNIBE Länggassstrasse 120, 3012 Bern Room: Fakultätszimmer, 1st floor

07/06/2024: UNIGE Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1205 Genève Room: M1160