Framework for
Open and

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Get Involved

The majority of FORRT’s operations are done via our Slack channel. We use Slack to keep everyone up-to-date, to share interesting resources, coordinate FORRT teams, announce FORRT projects, build community, and to provide a platform for ongoing discussions on our projects, organization, and mission. You can join FORRT’s Slack here.

In-depth introduction to FORRT

In pursuit of the best conceivable educational practices in higher education

If you are looking to a deep dive into FORRT, there are two main ways to learn about us. If you are interested in learning about what we do, check out our Publications page. If you want to learn about the intricacies of the FORRT organization, beyond what you can learn from the several pages in our About FORRT pages, amd before joining our Slack, we prepared a document for you: Getting Started with FORRT. It is organized in terms of involvement with the FORRT organization.

  • In part (1), we briefly describe general information about FORRT, its Slack channels and community, and provide links to resources;
  • In part (2), we describe in more detail the current initiatives at FORRT, which would benefit from your help and contribution (with authorship opportunities but no required involvement with the organization per se;
  • In part (3), we describe the FORRT’s organization, structure, and how to take part in it.

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Ongoing Projects

Join the movement for better education

  • As part of FORRT’s Replications & Reversals initiative, Helena Hartmann, Alaah Aldoh, Zoran Pavlovic, Aleksandrina Skvortsova, Flavio Azevedo and others, are collecting Replications and Reversals across the Social, Cognitive, and Behavioral Sciences. As an open, crowd-sourced project, we are actively seeking collaborators wishing to contribute effects. If you want to learn more, join the project’s Slack channel, or email us at

  • As part of FORRT’s Summaries initiative, Tamara Kalandadze, Leticia Micheli, Mahmoud Elsherif, Flavio Azevedo and others are writing a manuscript on Integrating Open Scholarship into Teaching and Mentoring: Introducing Community-Sourced Summaries of Open Scholarship literature. As an open, crowd-sourced project, we are open to adding collaborators wishing to help us with manuscript writing and project management. If interested, please contact the authors via the project’s Slack channel, or email us at

  • As part of FORRT’s Glossary initiative, Sam Parsons, Flavio Azevedo, and others invite you to help us continue to improve this resource. We are interested in a wide range of contributions to improve existing definitions, extend the scope of the terms, as well as translating terms to improve accessibility. If interested, we have opened four live working documents (see the landing page for instructions and links to working documents). Please read the instructions for contributors. We have prepared these to help guide constructive feedback and facilitate a smooth editorial process. You can also contact the authors via the project’s Slack channel, or email us at

  • FORRT’s Team Neurodiversity are working on a number of manuscripts, educational resources and public outreach materials. Topics include how open scholarship and neurodiversity can benefit each other; how participatory research links to open scholarship; tools and materials to improve inclusion of neurodivergent people in academia; and critical work around academic structures. They welcome both neurodivergent individuals and neurotypical allies, but particularly welcome individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the neurodiversity movement (including but not limited to Tourette’s, speech and language differences, and acquired neurodivergence). You are welcome to join Team Neurodiversity to contribute to projects, to access the supportive spaces they are creating, or both. Please share questions or comments in Team Neurodiversity’s Slack channel.

  • We are always looking for structural support to help us manage our social media, develop our website, and other important work which keeps FORRT moving! If you are interested, please join the FORRT Slack and introduce yourself.

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