Raising awareness of the pedagogical implications of open and reproducible science in higher education.
We are committed to a community that (a) includes all the peoples of the earth — where a person’s demographic characteristics do not determine their online access, opportunities, or quality of experience; (b) promotes civil discourse, human dignity, and individual expression; (c) elevates critical thinking, reasoned argument, shared knowledge, and verifiable facts; and that (d) catalyzes collaboration among diverse communities working together for the common good towards better educational practices in higher education. We are comprised of about 120 people (see our Slack, as per 2021-05), and below you find the profiles of a few of us.
Teams serve three key purposes: (a) advancing the adoption of open and reproducible science tenets in higher-education via the training of educators in their capacity as teachers and mentors; (b) increase of community engagement within our internal and external communities and resource gathering; (c) and providing community members with hands-on experiences of the challenges and rewards of peer-to-peer collaboration in the context of busy professional lives. Below you find the team organized alphabetically as it is the same order as in Slack.
Develop educational materials aiming at familiarizing interested parties with FORRT, its mission and goals, as well as the services we offer to encourage the integration of open and reproducible tenets in prototypical subject matters.
Oversight of FORRT projects to facilitate working across groups and consistency across projects. Enhance connection between FORRT teams and initiatives.
Team responsible for any and all issues related to the FORRT curated list of resources, enriching the meta-data of existing resources, gathering and collecting resources, with a focus on teaching materials.
Team responsible for FORRT’s Code of Conduct, Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity at FORRT, and dealing with any CoC issues.
Team to whom new projects are pitched, a centralized place to discuss several aspects of a new idea, project, initiative, changes, etc. The main responsibilities of the team are: integration with existing projects teams & initiatives; assessment of fit with FORRT’s mission and ongoing initiatives; evaluating feasibility (capacity within the FORRT community); considerations about long-term strategy (e.g., allocation of resources fulfilling FORRT main priorities); and connecting ideas and people’s interest (sorting).
Develop and update the FORRT preprint into a manuscript ready for submission (FORRT’s next top priority).
Team hoping to disseminate information about FORRT activities, initiatives & accomplishments to the public (i.e., on social media like Twitter/FB), develop a newsletter, dissemination materials (e.g., community-wide videos about FORRT’s goals, values, principles, products).
Team dedicated to further refine FORRT pedagogies, and collect and catalog instances in which principled education are implemented across social sciences and humanities – in teaching, mentoring, and openness of educational materials.
Team aiming at improving the user experience of the self-assessment tool, as well as coordinating with other teams (e.g., team summaries, database, and website to update its recommendations).
Team dedicated to the coordination and organization of FORRT’s Open and Reproducible Science Literature Summaries.
Team responsible for any and all issues related to the website (e.g., maintenance, add/change content, ideas about pages or blogs, inclusion of recently produced content, correction of typos, etc.).
Meta-psychology special issue
We have partnered with the journal Meta-Psychology and the Psychological Science Accelerator to work on a recurring special issue. The call will request teaching materials, including pedagogical considerations, for the Educational NEXUS. This also sets the stage for our vision of academia in which the creation and maintenance of teaching resources are more valued - changing the publication’s structure to include these excellent and open resources.
Center for Open Science - OSKB & COSGN
We are partnering up with OSKB ( Open Science Knowledge Base) to coordinate the alignment of our meta-data on educational materials so that we share our resources and community. To that end, FORRT will have a community in OSKB’s home ( OER Commons) and enrich data and reduced redundant work. FORRT also joined COS network-of-networks or Community of Open Scholarship Grassroots Networks ( COSGN). These partnerships aim to help build a community of existing educational initiatives, strengthening our missions, and streamline the advancement of open and reproducible educational practices.