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Center for Reproducible Science

Digital Skills for Open Science

With the advent of ever more data, in science but also in society in general, transparent and rigorous processes that turn data into potentially actionable evidence are indispensable. In an attempt to increase transparency, reproducibility and societal benefits of scientific results, research universities worldwide and UZH in particular are transitioning to Open Science (OS) as the default mode of operation.

The CRS together with the Open Science office of UZH participate in the university-wide teaching project DISK4U in order to provide adequate training in the relevant digital skills for OS. This offer will helps to smooth the transition, to attain OS and reproducibility goals at UZH and to empower our lecturers and students in all disciplines.

Two courses are offered to bachelor and master students:

Open and reproducible science: general reasons and approaches

Open and reproducible science: dependable computations and statistics


Starting in Fall 2022 an additional course for lecturers will be offered:

Using version control with Git and Gitlab in a teaching context