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.

Ongoing Projects

Join the movement for better education

  • As part of FORRT’s Replications & Reversals initiative, Helena Hartmann, Alaah Aldoh, Meng Liu, Shilaan Alzahawi, Mahmoud Elsherif, Aleksandrina Skvortsova, Gavin Leech, Flavio Azevedo and others, are in the initial stages of writing a manuscript on Replications and Reversals in Social Sciences. As an open, crowd-sourced project, we are actively seeking collaborators wishing to help. If you want to contribute or learn more about the project, join the project’s Slack channel, or email us at

  • As part of FORRT’s Impact on Students initiative, Madeleine Pownall and Flavio Azevedo, along with a team of 80+ authors from the community, are writing up a manuscript on The impact of open and reproducible scholarship on students’ attitudes, outcomes, and engagement: A review and synthesis of the evidence. If you want to learn more about the project, see this announcement on social media, 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

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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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