Robert West1, Marcus Munafò2
1University College London, UK
2University of Bristol, UK
There is a huge amount of waste in research because research methods and reporting do not permit reliable conclusions to be drawn. This workshop will cover a set of topics aimed at improving this situation: 1) ‘open science’ including pre-registration of studies and analysis plans, 2) use of registered reports, 3) use of ontologies when describing models and study methods, and 4) use of Bayesian methods to improve efficiency of data collection, and interpretation and synthesis of study findings. Topics will be introduced by one of the facilitators (10 mins each) topic with handouts. Then participants will be invited to discuss the topic with a focus on whether and how they can see proposals becoming part of their research practice, including consideration of barriers to achieving this and resources that could make it easier.
Maximum number of participants: 45