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Making Social Science Research Transparent
High-quality data have the potential to be reused in many ways. Archiving and publishing your data properly is at the core of making your data FAIR and will enable both your future self as well as others to get the most out of your data. Recently, more and more scientific journals are implementing open data policies, leading to researcher’s dilemmas about where, when and how to publish the data.
Replicability, reproducibility, questionable research practices, and related issues are becoming increasingly important in the social sciences. Accordingly, the way that social science research is conducted and disseminated is gradually changing. A crucial element of that change is research transparency. This entails, among other things, making research data, analysis code, and study materials openly available. In this talk, we will bring a short overview of some of the elements of research transparency, and their contribution to an open, and credible body of scientific knowledge.

The second part of this event will focus on tools, practices and policies geared towards facilitating transparent research in the social sciences. The presenters will discuss tools for an open research cycle, the role of data archives and repositories, practices for sharing research data and materials, collaborations between archives and social science journals.

Programme:
13.30 - 14.30 Introductions
Journals’ policy on publishing data: how and where to publish data
Elements of research transparency
15 min break
14.45 - 16.45 Transparency in practice
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