Many early career researchers wish to adopt open science practices but struggle with the necessary techniques, either due to a lack of documentation in their domain of research or due to the lack of necessary technical background. The Center will address this gap by providing training and resources to researchers across campus in open science practices, particularly focused around the sharing of research objects (including data, code, and platforms), open access publication, and the incorporation of reproducible procedures for data analysis and manuscript generation.
We will work with researchers across the campus to develop a guide for open science practices. This guide will convey both general and domain-specific resources for open science training. We intend to embed open science practices that conform with current research practices, and we will engage the Stanford community to participate in Documentation Sprints to ensure broad applicability of the guide.
We plan to release the Open By Design handbook in 2021.