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Open Science Workshop



Morning: James Branch Cabell Library, Room 321; Afternoon: Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences, Room 2-006
Morning: 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284; Afternoon: 509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298


VCU Libraries hosts two free workshops by the Center for Open Science to teach easy, practical steps to increase the reliability of their projects.

Courtney Soderberg, the statistical and methodological consultant at the Center for Open Science heads training programs for reproducible research methods, presents for both sessions. She holds a Ph.D. in experimental social psychology with a minor in quantitative psychology from University of California–Davis.

These sessions are aimed at graduate students and postdocs, across disciplines, who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshops do not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating transparent practices into their current workflows. Topics include:

  • project documentation
  • version control
  • pre-analysis plans
  • open source tools like the Center for Open Science's Open Science Framework

The workshops are hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

The event is free and open to all, but seating is limited. Please register. On the Monroe Park Campus, parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. On the MCV Campus, parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.


Tuesday, Feb. 7
9 a.m.–noon

James Branch Cabell Library, Room 321
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284

Tuesday, Feb. 7
1–4 p.m.

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Room 2-006
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298


Registration is now closed.


This event is sponsored by the Charlottesville, Va.-based Center for Open Science, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the alignment among scientific values and practices, and the VCU Office of Research and Innovation.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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