As the national network on research integrity in The Netherlands, NRIN organizes mutiple symposiums and a diversity of open meetings. Here you can find a collection of these video recordings, accecible for everyone interested.
The Transition to Open Science at the VU
Many universities in the Netherlands have set up programmes to facilitate the transition to Open Science. However, there is considerable variability in the definition and scope of Open Science between these programmes. At the VU, an Open Science programme is being set up that has a broad scope. Sander will discuss the plans for the VU and the values underlying the programme.
Selective outcome reporting in psychotherapy for depression
Selective outcome reporting (SOR) in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is deduced from outcome changes between trial registries and published reports, favoring statistically significant findings. Though limited, examination of SOR in psychotherapy trials indicates a pervasive problem. We examined the prevalence of selective reporting across a complete cohort of RCTs of psychotherapies for depression, as well as its influence on the estimation of treatment effects. Our findings showed that prospective registration was implemented in only 40% of trials of psychotherapies for depression. Among prospectively registered trials, 25% displayed discrepancies between registration and publications, and 17% were favoring statistical significance. Trials with selective reporting were associated with considerably larger effectiveness.
Education in Research Integrity for PhD students in Europe
Little is known about education in research integrity for PhD students in European research-intensive universities. Through both quantitative analysis and content analysis of didactic materials, this study shows a substantial variation in educational materials among the studied institutions. To promote RI, the researchers conclude their study by giving a couple of recommendations for university-wide education in research integrity for PhD students.
Investigating the occurrence of reporting bias and publication bias in registered reports with the use of p-curves.
Publication bias and reporting bias are major problems in academic research. Registered reports aim to prevent both these biases. In the proposed study, we aim to check how successful they are in doing so. We want to do this by comparing p-curves of registered reports with those of traditional publications. The p-curve is formed from the distribution of statistically significant p-values. The skewness of the p-curve (good materials at p-curve.com) is a measure of how much evidential value a set of studies contain, or, in other words, how likely it is to be biased.
Empowerment as core focal point in educational tools in RCR education
If we take empowerment as a core focal point in RCR education, what does this entail and how can you design and develop course materials that can stimulate empowerment? In this lunch lecture, I will present both the core idea of empowerment and show some examples how we try to operationalize this in practice and share some experiences we had in testing the tools.