Love Methods Week at the Berlin Institute of Health #LoveMethods24

Love Methods Week at the Berlin Institute of Health #LoveMethods24

Accessible and reusable data is an important part of open science practice. However, to be able to share and build on data, we first need to generate it. Ensuring that the methods used to generate research data are transparent, clearly documented, reproducible, and reusable is an equally crucial element of the scientific process. Standardized and reproducible research methods not only facilitate the generation of reliable data but also contribute to the overall transparency and credibility of scientific research. Join ScienceOpen in celebrating Love Methods Week and promoting open, reusable, and easily verifiable methods.  

Join #LoveMethods24 

From January 29 to February 2, the QUEST Center at the Berlin Institute of Health is organising the inaugural Love Methods Week. This event will promote best practices in open and reusable research methods. Researchers and science enthusiasts can choose from a selection of virtual workshops, webinars, or in-person, Berlin-based activities on a range of topics including: writing and sharing reusable step-by-step protocols, pre-registration, and using research resource identifiers (RRIDs). 

Click here to read more about the events taking place during Love Methods Week. You can register for one or more of the on-side events or find the links to register for the satellite events taking place online. You can get tips for writing a methods or protocol article for publication, support using Research Resource Identiters (RRIDs) or feedback on reviewing the methods section of articles in biomedical journals. Check it out! 

Looking for more research on open methods? Check out the collections JMIR: Research Protocols and Methods by AKJournals from Akadémiai Kiadó.   

There are a lot of places to publish, post or deposit your methods and protocols such as Protocols.io, Research Ideas and Outcomes, or Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE).

Open research methods with Drug Repurposing Central 

Drug Repurposing Central is an Open Science publishing and communication platform for the whole drug repurposing community. A joint initiative by ScienceOpen and the EU-funded initiative REPO4EU, the portal offers the drug repurposing community a wide range of options including access to preprints, open peer review, open access publishing, alternative metrics, and an interactive bibliography of relevant research around drug repurposing.  

Sharing preprints through DrugRxiv 

Preprints have increasingly become an essential part of Open Science approaches because they combine early and open sharing of research results with open access and open peer review. You can learn more about preprints from the ASAPBio preprint Frequently Asked Questions

The unique DrugRxiv preprint submission system includes an automated check for scientific rigor by SciScore. SciScore uses advanced technology to generate a scientific rigor and transparency report and a score based on the methods section of any research article. These materials assist researchers, editors and funders in improving the quality and reliability of scientific research. SciScore was developed by SciCrunch, a cooperative data platform based in San Diego committed to making research data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

Share your expertise with Open Peer Review 

Did you find a methods section particularly well-documented and useful? Were you unable to repeat an experiment because of an incomplete methods section? You can share your expertise and experience on the ScienceOpen platform. Help authors of preprints to improve their work before publication to make sure their research paper can be built upon, or give “post-publication” feedback on any of the 90 million article records on the platform. Click here to learn more about open peer review on ScienceOpen.

To ensure fair and reliable reviewing, only authenticated researchers registered at ScienceOpen with at least 5 articles assigned to their ORCID account may officially review a paper. Reviews are integrated with ORCID and published with a Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY (4.0) license and receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from CrossRef, similar to a formal research publication. 

Join our network! 

ScienceOpen and its discovery environment are here to help you through the various stages of the process by making workflow management easier with a user-friendly interface, cutting-edge discovery tools, and innovative features that aid in the dissemination and communication of research outputs. To learn more about how we can fit our services to your needs and how our solutions can benefit your journal, contact Stephanie Dawson.   

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