The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) and the LMU Open Science Center are organising a hybrid 5-day Open Science Summer School on 9 – 13 September 2024 to allow early-career researchers of any scientific discipline to gain more trust in the research that they do, and make it as credible, reproducible and transparent as it can be in the eyes of their peers, the public, and funding agencies.

The Summer School will consist of public lectures and hands-on workshops for selected applicants. To attend the whole school, i.e. both public lectures and workshops for selected applicants, in person or online, you must apply before 15 July 2024, 12:00 noon. The in-person part of the school will take place on the premises of the Max Planck Digital Library, Landsberger Straße 346, 80687 Munich. The online part will be on Zoom. Anyone can register at any time before the end of the Summer School to attend one, multiple, or all public lectures online.

You can find the programme, more information on the lectures, workshops, application and registration process here on the MPG “Open Science in Practice” website:

By joining, you will learn how to:

  • clarify your research design and set up your statistical plans in advance of collecting data to prevent biases in analyses, with the help of preregistration and data simulation;
  • create computationally reproducible workflows so you can be more efficient and spot mistakes in data wrangling or analyses, through programming with version controlled scripts;
  • prepare, manage and share data and code in connection with your articles by applying the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable principles, and using adequate repositories and licenses.

Increase the impact of your research and secure the acknowledgement of your and others contributions by opening your research practices!

Some keynote presenters:

  • Dr Tim Errington, Senior Director of Research at Center for Open Science
  • Prof Dr Sabina Leonelli, Professor of Philosophy and History of Science at University of Exeter
  • Dr Malvika Sharan, Senior Researcher at the Alan Turing Institute
  • Prof Dr Richard McElreath, Department Director at MPI Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Prof Dr Felix Schönbrodt, Director of LMU Open Science Center
  • Ádám Dér, Head of the Scientific Information Provision at the MPDL
  • Jonas Hagenberg, PhD student at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
  • Dr Malika Ihle, Coordinator of LMU Open Science Center

… and don’t miss the panel discussion on “Open Science incentives and institutional change”.