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Implementation of an Open Science Instruction Program for Undergraduates
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Abstract: The scientific, social, and economic advantages that accrue from Open Science practices—ways of doing research that emphasize reproducibility, transparency and accessibility at all stages of the research cycle—are now widely recognized in nations around the world and by international bodies such as the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. However, program wide or coordinated instruction of undergraduate students in Open Science practices remains uncommon. At the University of British Columbia in Canada, we have started to develop a comprehensive undergraduate Open Science program that can be adapted to and woven into diverse subject curricula. We report on the context and planning of the pilot module of the program, “Open Science 101”, its implementation in first-year Biology in Fall 2019, and qualitative results of an attitudinal survey of students following their course.
Keywords: Undergraduate Education; Science Education; Open Science; Post-Secondary Science Education; Canada
We are most grateful for the support that Eric Eich, Phil Barker, and Heather Berringer have provided to our Open Science efforts and to the Fostering Open Science project, in particular.
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Hanna, S., Pither, J., Vis-Dunbar, M.: Implementation of an Open Science instruction program for undergraduates. Data Intelligence 3(1), 150-161 (2021). doi: 10.1162/dint_a_00086
Sharon Hanna
S. Hanna led the writing of the paper, with contributions and revisions by M. Vis-Dunbar and J. Pither.
Sharon Hanna is responsible for undergraduate Open Science (OS) instruction at UBC Okanagan. She also provides support for technical aspects of Archives digitization projects and serves as subject liaison for quantitative sciences, languages, and the Learning Design Intern program.
Jason Pither
S. Hanna led the writing of the paper, with contributions and revisions by M. Vis-Dunbar and J. Pither.
Jason Pither is an Associate Professor in Biology and principal investigator in the Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology Research Facility at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Since 2016, he has been collaborating with members of both UBC campuses to build capacity around training and support of best practices in OS.
Mathew Vis-Dunbar
S. Hanna led the writing of the paper, with contributions and revisions by M. Vis-Dunbar and J. Pither.
Mathew Vis-Dunbar is the Southern Medical Program Librarian at UBC Okanagan, where he supports researchers across the sciences to engage in open, transparent and reproducible research.
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