Our consulting and training teams can help you take your research to the next level.

Increasing rigor often requires that researchers and labs implement new practices, learn new tools, or master unfamiliar statistical techniques. The good news is that COS offers a variety of training and consulting services to help you navigate this complexity.

We all are interested in increasing the rigor, transparency and reproducibility of our research. Funders are requiring it, publishers and societies are encouraging it, and ideally our institutions are rewarding it. The challenge is in getting started. There are plenty of basic templates available to help design research that's more open, but they often fall short when applied to any specific case. 

The Center for Open Science offers customized, unique consulting services specifically designed to help you implement a reproducible research culture in your own lab or institution, from statistical and methodological techniques designed to improve the rigor and replicability of your team’s research to basic study design and technology integrations.  


For Researchers

  • Sample size planning (power analyses, precision analyses, sequential or adaptive designs, etc.)

  • Guidance in the creation of preregistrations and pre-analysis plans

  • Support the design and implementation of methodologically rigorous studies

  • Small scale (single paper) meta-analyses

For Labs

  • Creating standard operating procedures for study design and analysis to increase replicability and evidentiary value

  • Developing workflows for organization and sharing of data, protocols, and code to facilitate reproducibility

  • Assistance in the design, analysis, and/or interpretation of replications or large scale replication projects


Get Started Today!

Please include your area of research, a brief description of your consulting topic, and a few times that would work well for an introductory video chat (please include your time zone) so we can set up an initial 30-minute video chat. 


FAQ

The Center for Open Science offers consulting services covering all aspects of implementing a reproducible research culture in your own lab or institution, from  statistical and methodological techniques designed to improve the rigor and replicability of your team’s research to basic study design and technology integrations.  

If openness, reproducibility, replicability and transparency are important to you and your research, we can help you make sense of how to do it. It can be complicated, but we can navigate it in partnership with you.


During the call we’ll discuss the deliverables and scope of work and then send back an estimate of the time and cost for your approval. The fee is based on a subsidized rate of $100 per hour, but retainer options are also available.

Consulting services are provided by Courtney Soderberg, PhD. She received her Ph.D in Social Psychology with a concentration in Quantitative Psychology from UC Davis in 2014. Since then, she has been the Statistician at COS, providing statistical support for the Reproducibility Project: Psychology, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, and the Preregistration Challenge. She also heads the training team and has conducted over 90 workshops on practical steps to increase research reproducibility.

The Center offers hands-on workshops to teach research teams practical steps to increase the reproducibility and transparency of their work. The typical workshop lasts 3 hours and covers topics including:

  • Project documentation
  • Employing version control
  • Creating pre-analysis plans
  • Using the Open Science Framework
  • Potential benefits to researchers for engaging in open practices

Workshops can be geared towards a general research audience, or towards a particular discipline, e.g. biomedical researchers. You can see a list of previous institutions where we have given workshops, as well as example promotional materials and workshop slidedecks on our OSF page.


Interested in having a workshop at your institution or organization? Contact us here.

FAQ

Helpful hints that save time

Because the workshop is hands-on, we generally try to keep the number of people in workshops to 30-40 people to make sure that participants can get individual attention. If there is a higher demand, we are happy to give multiple workshops to accomodate more participants.

Workshops are generally best for any scholars who are engaged in quantitative research, though we can give workshops that are geared towards one particular discipline, e.g. psychology, if there is demand for that. Our general audience is a combination of graduate students and faculty, and we also often have members of the library staff and research staff in attendance.

Yes, it is fine to record a workshop and make it available later for reseachers who were unable to attend the workshops. However, we do not currently allow workshops to be live-streamed.

We offer a series of regularly scheduled workshops on topics related to open, reproducible research. See our calendar below to check out the current topics and schedule.



We also archive our webinars so you can watch them later. Check out our Youtube Channel.