Open science: improving your research workflow to increase transparency and reproducibility

11-12 February 2020

A course in collaboration with the CUSO Doctoral Program StarOmics

Organiser: Dominique Roche



Learn about the theory and practice of open science tools to promote transparent and credible research (e.g. preregistration, registered reports, blinding, data management, open notebook, replication, data and code sharing).



The aim of this 2-day workshop is for students to learn about the theory and practice of open science to promote transparent and reproducible research.

The first day will consist of four 1-hour talks by invited speakers. Talk will cover introduction to open science, open access publishing, open data, open code, preprints, and open peer review. These presentations will be followed by a round table where speakers and invited administrators from UniNE, UniL and the SNSF will answer questions from the audience and engage in open discussion with the students.

The second day will begin with a 1-hour talk about preregistration and registered reports. This will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by two ambassadors from the Center for Open Science (COS). The students will learn how to use the COS Open Science Framework, an online platform that facilitates conducting and sharing research transparently: https://osf.io/


Workshop program (updated 10 February 2020)

General information

Dates: 11-12 February 2020

Schedule: 9.15-17.00

Venue:  University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Sciences, Emile-Argand 11, UniMail, building F, Aula Louis-Guillaume (ALG, 2nd floor)

ECTS: 1.0 (Scientific activities)

Evaluation: Full attendance and active participation

Information: Please contact Dominique Roche or the doctoral program coordinator Dr Sara Santi

Registration fee: free, including coffee breaks

Meals: no meals reimbursement

Travel expenses: For participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (DP-biol ): see reimbursement conditions. For participants of the CUSO StarOmics program: see StarOmics.

Please make sure that you sign the attendance sheet each and every day of the course. Course certificates will be distributed at the end of the course (no attestation will be sent by mail)


  • This course is free and open to all PhD students, but priority will be given to Organismal Biology and CUSO StarOmics doctoral programs participants until 19 January 2020.
  • Master students, post-docs and other researchers are welcome as long as places are available.
  • Maximum number of participants: 40 people.

Registration through the web only: CLOSED.

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 30).

Deadline: extended to 31 January 2020