Framework for
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Welcome to FORRT

Integrating open and reproducible science into higher education

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What is FORRT?

In a nutshell, FORRT is a Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training advancing research transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics through pedagogical reform and meta-scientific research. FORRT provides a pedagogical infrastructure & didactic resources designed to recognize and support the teaching and mentoring of open and reproducible science. FORRT strives to raise awareness of the pedagogical implications of open and reproducible science and its associated challenges (i.e., curricular reform, epistemological uncertainty, methods of education) and advocates for the opening and formal recognition of teaching and mentoring materials to facilitate access, discovery, and learning to those who otherwise would be educationally disenfranchised.

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Open Educational Resources &
Metascientific Works

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Educational Nexus

The educational NEXUS is a e-learning platform for educators teachers to Find, Access, Interoperate, and Reuse (FAIR) teaching and mentoring resources & materials. The pedagogical content of all resources is maximized to facilitate adaptation and reuse. We welcome new contributions to help build diversity in the collated resources (check out how to get involved). FORRT strongly advocates for these resources being used, cited and recognized. We have produced the following resources Adopting Principled Teaching & Mentoring Practices, Pedagogical Clusters of OS literature, Curated OS Resources, Equity in Open Science, Educator’s Corner, Glossary of OS terminology, Literature Review on the impact of Open Scholarship on students, Initiatives Towards Social Justice in Academia, Lesson Plans, Neurodiversity resources, Summaries of OS literature, OS Syllabus, and a Self-Assessment Tool.

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Publications, Manuscripts, and Policy

FORRT has published meta-scientific works, and has ‘soon-to-be-published’ manuscripts advocating and explaining why open and reproducible tenets should be incorporated in the teaching and mentoring of prototypical subject matters. In line with principles enshrined in FORRT, all manuscripts and ongoing projects are open (online) contributorship projects. The work of all contributors are valued and are formally recognized hoping expand the scope and diversity of FORRT’s mission and its team.

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FORRT creates, collects and catalogues examples of successful pedagogical approaches in teaching and mentoring as well as the openness of these resources. Interested parties – i.e., scholars, instructors, and educational institutions – can use FORRT’s pedagogies as a template towards the creation of their own teaching strategies. FORRT pedagogies strives to support teachers and mentors to integrate field-specific education with open and reproducible science tenets.

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Ongoing Projects

At any given time, FORRT has several ongoing, dynamic projects. These range from developing educational resources, to metascience research, to highlighting the perspectives of marginalized groups. Our philosophy is rooted in community science and open contributorship: anyone willing to help can contribute to FORRT projects, including you!

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FORRT Awards


FORRT has won a series of awards and commendations for our work, including:

  • The UK Reproducibility Network’s Dorothy Bishop Prize
  • Open Science Community Amsterdam’s OSC Award in the Open Educational Resources / Open Education / Open Online Courses category
  • An Open Scholarship Prize (1st Place) award from the Atlantic Technological University and the Open Science Community Galway

To find out more about these and more, read FORRT’s awards page.

FORRT Awards

How can you help?

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Spread the Word

Better education is for everyone. Help us spread the word by sharing FORRT content via Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, your professional listservs, and other social media.

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Join Our Teams

Everything we develop and produce is in the open and open to anyone willing to help. Check out our several teams here and our get-involved page too.

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Become a Partner

We partner up with other meta-scientific and educational institutions and initiatives to help us to further develop and improve the principles enshrined in FORRT. If your organization or initiative is considering discussing becoming a partner, email us.

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Learning about FORRT

We published meta-scientific papers and we also have some ongoing manuscripts. You can read it on our Publications page or on Open Science Framework.

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Join the Discussion

The majority of FORRT’s operations go through our Slack channel. We use Slack to keep everyone up-to-date, coordinate teams, and provide a platform for ongoing discussions on our projects. You can join us here.

Recent Talks

Workshop:Neurodiversify your Curriculum

Unconference 2023 open scholarship practices in Education Research
Unconference 2023 open scholarship practices in Education Research

FORRT Open Day

FORRT’s first-ever public event, where we presented current FORRT project in just eight minutes each!
FORRT's first-ever public event, where we presented each FORRT project in just eight minutes and there is a question and answer with project leaders

Integrating Principles of Open and Reproducible Science into Higher Education and Raising Awareness of its Pedagogical Implications

FORRT presents its Open Educational Resources to the Teaching Personality and Social Psychology Pre-conference at the Annual Meeting of …
FORRT's Presentation on its Open Educational Initiatives.

FORRT's Presentation on its Open Educational Resources to the Community of Practice (CoP) Training Coordinators

FORRT presents its Open Educational Resources to the Community of Practice (CoP) Training Coordinators.
FORRT's Presentation on its Open Educational Initiatives.

FORRT's Presentation on Replications and Reversals

FORRT conducts hackathon at the 3rd Annual AIMOS Conference on its Replications and Reversals project.
FORRT's Presentation on Replications and Reversals.

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