ZPID with Two Contributions at Open Science Conference

With two contributions ZPID is part of the Open Science Conference in Berlin. As a public open science institute, the conference is of great interest to ZPID.

Dr. Tom Rosman, head of the research unit "Research literacy and User-Friendly Research Support" at ZPID, co-authored the article "(Re)Building Trust? Investigating the effects of badges on perceived trustworthiness in journal articles".

In the study, which was conducted in ZPID's PsychLab, the researchers look at the concrete application of open science practices in journal articles. The underlying idea of the study is that the credibility of empirical findings depends on the recipients' ability to evaluate the research process. Therefore, the researchers investigate the extent to which visible open science practices (in the form of open science badges) affect the perceived trustworthiness when reading journal articles. The study protocol is available at ZPID's repository PsychArchives.

Through the BMBF-funded joint project Domain Data Protocols for Educational Research Data Management, ZPID is also indirectly involved in the contribution "Supporting Researchers in Creating Data Management Plans". The joint project develops Domain Data Protocols, referenceable sample protocols for research data management in educational research. By using these protocols, researchers will be able to collect quality-assured and reusable data in accordance with Open Science and FAIR principles. Last but not least, this should facilitate the review process by funding organisations. The prototypical development of domain data protocols for empirical educational research in the project can also serve as a possible blueprint for other disciplines. 

The Open Science Conference 2020 takes place on March, 11 and 12 in Berlin and is now the seventh international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science. The annual conference provides a forum for researchers, librarians, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in Open Science. It focuses on the scientific advantage of the Open Science movement and its impact on society, innovative support for Open Science practices and their acceptance in the scientific community, and Open Science education and its communication to the public.