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Making Methods Move: Toward Protocol Sharing Across the Disciplines
October 25 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missing or inaccessible information about the methods used in scholarly research can slow the pace of discovery. Yet less attention has been paid to the sharing of detailed methods information than to other Open Science practices like data sharing or preprint posting.
Drawing on survey research and large-scale analysis of recent scientific publications, this talk makes the case for step-by-step protocols as a format that can foster research quality, efficiency, and equity in a wide variety of research fields, including the humanities and social sciences.
Highlighting diverse use cases from replication to abductive reuse, the talk discusses interactions with other tools such as persistent identifiers, considers limit cases, and explores opportunities for approaching protocols as first-class scholarly outputs.
Marcel LaFlamme is the Open Research Manager at the scientific publisher PLOS. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Marcel received his PhD from Rice University in 2018. From 2019 to 2021, he carried out qualitative research on drivers of openness and collaboration in science as part of an interdisciplinary team at the LBG Open Innovation in Science Center in Vienna, Austria.
His current work focuses on understanding the needs and assets of diverse scholarly communities and collaboratively developing solutions that increase adoption of open research practices. You can follow him on Mastodon at @email@example.com.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Library, and the Collaborative + Experimental Ethnography Lab (www.ce2lab.org) with support from SSHRC.