As well as the recording above, please find the panelists’ slides, responses to attendee questions and an edited webinar chat transcript below.
Date: 19 April 2023
Time: 3.30 – 4.45 pm UK (2.30 – 3.45 pm UTC)
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Research integrity and ethical standards for publication underpin the research endeavor, ensuring that researchers can confidently build on the outputs of others and ensuring public trust in research. The integrity of scholarly communications is dependent on the trust of the research community in the peer review and publication processes that are part of it. However, this confidence is starting to break down, due to a significant rise in unethical research and publication practices, fueled by academic incentive structures heavily skewed toward certain types of publication metrics. These practices, including “paper mills” and “peer review rings” are happening at scale and systemically undermine publication processes, striking at the heart of what publishers do as the custodians of the research record.
This problem is a complex and interconnected one and this webinar brings together experts to explore the question of whether open scholarship practices and tools can help detect malpractices and be part of the solution. The speakers will approach this shared problem from a variety of angles, albeit all through the lens of open research and scholarship and how they are building open tools and evidencing the impact of their work.
We welcome panelists Adam Day, Brian Nosek and Dorothy Bishop, and Chair Catriona MacCallum.
Please join us live for this free webinar and contribute to the discussion.
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Dorothy Bishop @deevybee
Dorothy Bishop recently retired as Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she headed an ERC-funded advanced programme of research into brain lateralisation. She is an honorary fellow of St John’s College Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She has published substantial books and papers on the nature and causes of developmental language impairments, with a particular focus on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. Beyond psychology, she is active in the field of open science and research reproducibility, and in 2015 she chaired a symposium by the Academy of Medical Sciences on ‘Reproducibility and Reliability of Biomedical Research’. She was inaugural chair of the Advisory Board of the UK Reproducibility Network and a founder member of Reproducible Research Oxford, UKRN’s local hub. She remains active on social media, with a popular blog, Bishopblog, and she tweets as @deevybee
Adam Day ClearSkiesAdam
Adam Day is a Data Scientist at Sage Publishing. He co-wrote the Sage Rejected Article Tracker, an Open Source tool which can detect signs of organised research fraud, and recently published a novel method to detect peer-review manipulation. Adam is the founding Director of Clear Skies Ltd. Clear Skies offers several unique methods to detect papermill-products before peer-review, thereby preventing the publication of fraudulent literature. He runs a popular blog and also serves on STM Solutions’ simultaneous submissions working group.
Brian Nosek @BrianNosek
Brian Nosek’s research and applied interests are to understand how people and systems produce values-misaligned behavior; to develop, implement, and evaluate solutions to align behavior with values; and, to improve research methods and culture to accelerate progress in science. Brian co-developed the Implicit Association Test, a method that advanced research and public interest in implicit bias. Nosek co-founded three non-profit organizations: Project Implicit to advance research and education about implicit bias, the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science to improve the research culture in his home discipline, and the Center for Open Science (COS) to improve rigor, transparency, integrity, and reproducibility across research disciplines. Brian is Executive Director of COS and a professor at the University of Virginia. Brian received his undergraduate degree in Psychology with minors in Computer Science and Women’s Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1995, and his PhD in Psychology from Yale in 2002. He received honorary doctorates in science from Ghent University (2019) and University of Bristol (2022).
Catriona MacCallum is Director of Open Science at Hindawi. She joined PLOS from Elsevier in 2003 to launch PLOS Biology as a Senior Editor, leaving as Advocacy Director in 2017. Catriona is a member of the OASPA Board and OpenCitations, and a past member of the DORA steering committee, the DRYAD Board and the Advisory Board of the Royal Society (publishing). She is a founding individual of the I4OC (Initiative for Open Citations) and I4OA (Open Abstracts) campaigns. She was a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform (2017-2020). She has a PhD in population genetics from Edinburgh University.