Podcast: Brian Nosek, Center for Open Science

Brian NosekOn his website, Brian Nosek posts this quote:

‘All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike – and yet it is the most precious thing we have.” – Albert Einstein

Improving science is precious to Nosek and the Center for Open Science at the University of Virginia that he leads.

I interviewed him recently at the “Improving Biomedical Research 2015” conference at Stanford, hosted by METRICS, run by John Ioannidis and Steven Goodman. Here is our podcast episode with that interview:

Open Science badgesNosek and colleagues are experimenting with simple badges or icons to show that researcher-authors of a given manuscript have met the principles of open science. At the METRICS conference, he said these “stupid little badges” increased data sharing in one journal from 3% to 38% within a year.


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News coverage about Nosek’s work:

Disclosure: Nosek’s work has received a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, which also supports HealthNewsReview.org

And thanks to The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation for providing us with a grant to produce these podcasts.

Thanks also to our podcast editor Cristeta Boarini.

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