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Dr. Heidi Seibold

https://heidiseibold.com

All things open and reproducible data science.

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Volunteerism has gone too far!

I have volunteered for many initiatives and was always happy to do so. Recently I started to realize that being able to volunteer is a privileged position to be in. To be truly fair and allow all enthusiasts to join an initiative we have to rethink the way we do things. A constructive criticism. I've got to get this off my chest, you all! I've received yet another email asking whether I could speak at an event. For free. "Why for free?" you ask? It's an event from and for enthusiasts. I am a...

30 days ago • 3 min read

Fraud in science continues to be a highly discussed topic in the scientific community and also in mainstream media. I've always seen Open Science as a way to improve rigor in science, but can it also avoid fraud? I will not discuss cases of (alleged) fraud or scientific misconduct in this post, but focus on how I believe we can avoid it in the future. If you are interested in learning more about one of the major recent scandals, I recommend listening to the Freakonomics radio episode on the...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Code clubs are initiatives where people meet to improve their coding skills and help each other out. I am a big fan of them as I believe that they can help improving the quality of research. Because as we all know: Better Software, Better Research. I recently learned more about the code club at the Max Planck Institue of Psychiatry (MPIP) in Munich and would like to share how they organize it in the hopes that it might inspire you. Thanks to the organizers Vera Karlbauer and Jonas Hagenberg...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read
"Happy new year!" letters next to a researcher in a labb

A new year always comes with the feeling of a new beginning. Let's look at what's to come this year. What are you up to? Do you have any resolutions? Ready to take the next step towards more open and collaborative research? On new year's eve, my husband and I have a habit of looking back on the year. It's incredible how my life changed in 2023 compared to the years before, especially my professional life. Yet my professional drivers have stayed the same: improve the quality of research. I am...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

December is progressing so quickly! We've created an advent calendar with poems, drawings, and resources. Here's what happened so far. View the full advent calendar 0 There once was a little elf Who could barely count to twelve But in 24 days it changed the world of science all by itself. More info: Read about reproducible research with the Turing Way 1 This is a story about an elf in the holiday seasonhelping all researchers to see rhyme and reasonin why it is important to do quality...

3 months ago • 2 min read

There once was a little elf Who could barely count to twelve But in 24 days it changed the world of science all by itself. In Germany we really like our advent calendars. One door a day to open for 24 days. And in each door we find a little treat, tea, poem, or whatever else you can think of. Our advent calendar is not religious. Our joint belief is that we need good research and science. We had a lot of fun preparing this treat for you! The DRAdvent calendar contains... A story about a...

3 months ago • 1 min read

I started full time self-employment on November 1st 2022. How did the first year go? Was it worth the trouble? What is coming next? What an incredible year! I became unemployed in summer 2022 and decided to try self-employment. After various positions in academia and one in industry I was not only ready to be my own boss, but I was hungry to show the world that impact does not have to come through publishing papers. How did the first year go? All in all I am really happy with my life and my...

3 months ago • 3 min read

There are so many upcoming events, that I decided to present a newsletter with exciting upcoming events. So, here we go! Workshop on Reproducibility and Translation in Biomedical Research Let's develop best practices in industry and academia partnerships. November 29 - December 1, 2023 in Berlin Application Deadline: November 15 Join! Open Science Retreat #OpenScienceRetreat24 5 days of Open Science, team work, and enjoying nature on the seaside (Netherlands) March 25 - 29, 2024 Join! Digital...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Last July I attended “Accelerating the Adoption of Open Science”, a week-long open science summit co-organized by CERN and NASA in Geneva, Switzerland. In the following I want to share some outcomes from the event. At the meeting, more than a hundred institutional stakeholders committed to accelerating the transition to a more open, participatory, equitable, robust, and sustainable research ecosystem. Event participants of the CERN NASA Open Science Summit at CERN’s Globe of Science and...

4 months ago • 2 min read

How do people become leaders in research? Do they go through a leadership training program? Usually no. I think that we should change that! AI image generated with DiffusionBee (prompt: "collaborative team stick figures high five network watercolor colorful") At the OILS conference last year that I was a panelist on the panel "Careers in Open Science" and during the panel we noticed that all except one of the panelists had been in the Mozilla Open Leaders program. We had become leaders in...

4 months ago • 2 min read
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