Open Science Symposium
  • Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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Open Science is increasingly recognised as an important process to promote research integrity, innovation and public engagement and is supported by national and international bodies such as the EU, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and Universities UK.

This symposium - supported by the Cognition Institute - will include sessions on open science’s relevance to the next Research Excellence Framework, research esteem and will also include the launch of a new open access journal.


10:00-10:30 - The Open Journal of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience (Steve Graham/Tomasina Oh)

Steve and Tomasina will officially launch OJEPN, introduce why OJEPN is different and how it will work.

10:30-11:00 - Ace-ing REF 2028 with Open Science (Jackie Andrade)

Jackie will outline how we can make use of open science principles to produce a great outcome for the REF 2028.

11:00-11:30 - Tea/coffee break

11:30-12:00 - On Esteem: Rewarding Reproducible Science (Andy Wills)

Esteem is crucial in science - it determines who gets a job, who gets promoted, and who gets access to research funds through grants. For all these reasons, it's essential that our measures of esteem are at least compatible with doing reproducible science and, ideally, reward it. Andy will discuss how we can all help ensure this is the case.

12:00-12:30 - catlearn: Open Science for Computational Modelling (Stuart Spicer/Angus Inkster)

Computational models are great because they allow the unambiguous comparison of the relative adequacy of theories. Unfortunately, computational modelling in psychology suffers from many of the same reproducibility problems as empirical work. Stuart and Angus will outline one project - catlearn - that is helping to change all that.

12:30-13:00 - Lunch

This event is open to all who are interested and no registration is required - please contact Phil Barratt ( for further details. 

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