Practices and Tools of Open Science

Notice: Most lectures are held in German!

Open Science

The scientific research community, its funders, and the public are all calling for  science to be more accessible, that is, for Open Science!

Yet this important topic has not become established in the curricula of universities and graduate programs. In our virtual event program, "Practices and Tools of Open Science," we would like to theoretically explore this topic, present practical options for implementing open science, and share methodological insights in a series of brief workshops.

Event format and participation

The series is conducted online via Zoom. The events will be held mostly in German. Everyone is invited to attend and participation is free of charge. 

However, a short registration for the events via a Google form is required. The Zoom link will then be sent the evening before each event. You can register by selecting an event in the table below. Under Formalities you will find the registration link a few weeks before the event.

For some events previous knowledge in R is advantageous. A basic introductory course is already available in the ZPID media library: Crash Course R


Previous Resources

Unless otherwise requested by the speakers, the events will be recorded and made available a few weeks later. Go directly to all previously published videos in the media center here.

All resources from the past PTOS series (videos & event materials) can also be found in PsychArchives:

An overview of all events of the first series can be found here: Previous events

Contact person

Dr. Tanja Burgard
Acting Head of Research Synthesis Methods


Topics and dates

Datum Thema Referent*in Format
Studienplanung / -design und Erhebungsinstrumente
03.05.2023 Experimente mit PsychoPy Nicole Bössel Talk
17.05.2023 Simulation-based power analyses in (generalized) linear mixed models Levi Kumle Workshop
31.05.2023 Fallstricke bei Selbstberichten und Lösungsansätze Christian Blötner & David Grüning Demonstration
Forschung und Lehre zu Open Science
14.06.2023 Einführung in Meta-Science Maximilian Frank Talk
28.06.2023 Open Science in der Lehre Johanna Gereke, Anne-Sophie Waag  Talk with discussion
26..07.2023 Open Science-Zukunft diskutieren: Ein interaktives Format zu dringenden Fragen Susann Fiedler Diskussion
Advanced Data Analysis and Programming
04.10.2023 A practical introduction to Bayesian Statistics Jure Demsar Workshop


Who we are

The event series Practices and Tools of Open Science is organized by ZPID (Leibniz Institute of Psychology) in cooperation with the Open Science AG of PsyFaKo (Psychology Faculty Conference).

ZPID is the supra-regional infrastructure institute for psychology and sees itself as a public open science institute for psychology. It supports the entire scientific work process from literature search and study planning to data collection and analysis, documentation, archiving and publication of results. 

The PsyFaKo represents the interests of psychology students in German-speaking countries. Its Open Science working group aims to promote the shift towards open and transparent science in psychology, to inform students about Open Science, and to promote the dissemination of these topics in academic teaching.

The organizing team for this series includes:

  • Tanja Burgard, acting head of the Research Syntheses research area at ZPID.
  • Stefanie Müller, head of the infrastructure area of study planning, data collection and data analysis at ZPID
  • Maximilian Frank, OOpen Science AG of the PsyFaKo
  • David Grüning, Open Science AG of the PsyFaKo