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Session on the Wiley Research Interactions 2021 – Virtual Symposium | 16 – 17 June
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This session will include two presentations:
Trust in science: How early career researchers benefit from open and reproducible research practices
Many scientific disciplines have suffered from a replication crisis in the past decades. This has led to a loss of trust that especially affects early career researchers who carry out the research. In this session, we will discuss why transparent and reproducible workflows are cornerstones of good scientific practice. We will learn how open and reproducible research will not only help to rebuild (public) trust in scientific findings but also benefits researchers and leads to higher chances of prestigious publications, improved research quality, and ultimately increased credibility.
(How) Can Automatic Screening Tools Improve Research Integrity? A Sociological Perspective
Automatic screening tools that set out to foster research integrity are already being used in various places in academia, such as in university teaching, in research groups, at editorial offices, and in misconduct investigations, and their use is only increasing. For early-career researchers, many tools promise to improve transparent reporting, spot statistical errors, identify accidental text overlap, and protect against other inadvertent mistakes that could otherwise quickly ruin a budding career. However, employing screening tools also comes with its own risks, as tools can be unreliable, unhelpful, or misleading. Drawing on research in digital sociology and critical algorithm studies the presentation will offer some considerations on how to decide whether and how automatic screening tools are best used in order to encourage responsible handling of research integrity.