Activities

Scientifica 2021: Covid-19 vaccines – from laboratory to regulatory approval

Science Café ETH, Polyterasse, Bar bQm. 4. September, 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

The development of mRNA vaccines is perhaps one of the greatest medical research success stories of the last decade. It has led to the use of very effective vaccines against covid-19 and has thus been instrumental in shortening the pandemic. RNA vaccines, unlike traditional vaccines, contain only the genetic information of the virus. The cells of the vaccinated individuals use this artificially produced genetic information to produce the specific antigen themselves and can thus naturally target the infectious disease in the event of subsequent contact with the virus. Join experts from a variety of disciplines to discuss the translational steps from basic science to large-scale clinical trials to regulatory approval. This Science Café is organized by the Center for Reproducible Science at the University of Zurich.

Panelists:

  • PD Dr. Steve Pascolo, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich
  • Professor Stephen Senn, PhD, Statistical Consultant
  • Dr. Cristina de Min, MD, Drug Development Senior Expert
  • Anna-Katharina Ehlert, Moderation

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Scientifica 2021: “Open up Your Research“: A game about conventional or Open Science!

Workshop (German) Center. 5. September, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30

Workshop (English) Center. 5. September, 2021, 14:30 - 15:30

Play the new game “Open up Your Research” at the Open Science Workshop. We will follow the researcher Emma on her way to a PhD. You get to decide at each stage whether Emma should practice an open science approach or go the conventional route. The majority decides what Emma’s research process should look like. What will await Emma at the end?

With an interactive presentation, you will be guided through the game, which is currently being developed. You will find out about the advantages and disadvantages of both paths in a playful way. Is the conventional science practice restrictive and Open Science the more efficient approach? What difference does it make for you and me?

This Workshop is organized together with the Open Science Office and the main library.

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Workshop 2020: Design and Analysis of Replication Studies

Tutorial: January 22 at Hirschengraben 82, HIT E-03, Workshop: Jan 23-24, 2020 at Rämistrasse 71, KOL F-104

Registration and up-to-date information are available on www.reprozurich.org

The goal of this international workshop is a thorough methodological discussion regarding the design and the analysis of replication studies including specialists from different fields such as clinical research, psychology, economics and others.

Please find all slides for the Tutorial and the Workshop here.

 

Confirmed speakers are:  Guido Consonni(Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Anna Dreber(Stockholm School of Economics), Leonhard Held(Director CRS), Robert Matthews(Aston University), Don van Ravenzwaaij (University of Groningen), Felix Schönbrodt(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Stephen Senn (Edinburgh), E.J. Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam) and E.W. van Zwet (Leiden University Medical Center).

Please find the detailed program here (PDF, 56 KB):

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Half-day workshop 2019: Incorporation of historical data in clinical trials

December 13, 2019, 13:00 - 18:00h at Hirschengraben 82, HIT E-03

The goal of this half-day workshop is to discuss recent methodological developments in the incorporation of historical data in clinical trials. The workshop is jointly organized by the Department of Biostatistics at the EBPI, the Center for Reproducible Science at the University of Zurich and the ETH/UZH ZüKoSt Seminar on Applied Statistics.

Please find the detailed program here (PDF, 39 KB):

Confirmed speakers are: Silvia Calderazzo (DKFZ Heidelberg), Natalia Popova (University of Zurich), Leonhard Held (University of Zurich), Annette Kopp-Schneider (DKFZ Heidelberg), Joost van Rosmalen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Manuel Wiesenfarth (DKFZ Heidelberg)

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Scientifica 2019: More facts, less fiction.

Ausstellung UZH, Obere Mensa. Sonntag, 1. September 1314Uhr

Wissenschaft beruht auf nachprüfbaren Fakten. Doch so einfach ist die Sache nicht. Das Center for Reproducible Science zeigt auf, wie Statistik benutzt werden kann, um zu Fakten zu kommen und wie wir uns vor fiktiven Schlüssen hüten.

Statistikerinnen und Statistiker des Centers for Reproducible Science bieten an ihrem Stand unterhaltsame elektronische und praktische Gedankenspiele an. Erfahren Sie aus erster Hand, wie Statistik dazu benutzt wird, zu zuverlässigen Forschungsergebnissen zu kommen – more facts – oder wie man sie nicht benutzen sollte, wenn man nicht voreilige oder gar falsche Schlüsse ziehen will – less fiction.

Auch nach der Scientifica kann man die elektronischen Spiele benutzen, mit diesen Anleitungen (PDF, 1 MB) wurde gespielt. Auch Hintergrundwissen (PDF, 6 MB) über jedes Spiel steht zur Verfügung. 

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Scientifica 2019: Fakten statt Fiktion. Wie werden Tierversuche an der UZH durchgeführt?

Science CaféUZH, Obere Mensa. Sonntag, 1. September 1314Uhr

Vor 60 Jahren haben William Russell und Rex Burch das 3R Prinzip entwickelt, welches zum Ziel hat, Tierversuche vollständig zu vermeiden. Trotzdem gibt es noch immer Forschungsprojekte, bei denen Tierversuche unverzichtbar sind. Wie geht die UZH damit um? Was sind Qualitätsmerkmale guter Forschung - besonders wenn dabei Tiere eingesetzt werden? Und wie werden Forschende bei der Umsetzung unterstützt? Diesen und weiteren Fragen widmen sich drei Inputreferate von der Abteilung Tierschutz, von einem Forscher und von Frau Dr. Eva Furrer vom CRS.

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Scientifica 2019: Therapien für die krankende Wissenschaft.

Science CaféUZH, Obere Mensa. Samstag, 31. August 16.3017.30Uhr

Die Reproduzierbarkeit wissenschaftlicher Studien wird gegenwärtig auch in der breiten Öffentlichkeit intensiv diskutiert. Prof. Leo Held vom CRS diskutiert mit einer Wissenschaftsjournalistin, einem Forscher aus der Industrie und einem Vertreter des Nationalfonds die Stadien der sogenannten Reproduzierbarkeitskrise der Wissenschaft. In der Veranstaltung wird erörtert, welche Schritte nötig sind, um aus der Krise eine Innovationschance zu machen.

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UZH Reproducibility Day 2019

February 5, 2019

A day devoted to transparent and reproducible research practices.
For more information and detailed program, see here reprozurich.org

Find all presentations and downloads of the Reproducibility Day 2019 on OSF.

Find videos of the program talks here:

9:00 - 9:30
Introduction of the CRS, history of the reproducibility crisis and overview over the day
Leonhard Held (CRS)

9:30 - 10:00
Reproducible Qualitative Social Science: A Plea for Action
Marco Steenbergen (CRS)

10:30 - 10:45
Replication Studies and the International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics
Martina Grunow, managing editor of The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics

10:45 - 11:00
Reproducibility at Nature
Nathalie le Bot, senior editor of Nature

11:00 - 11:15
Reproducibility Matters
Lawrence Rajendran, Science Matters, (CRS), King's College

11:15 - 11:30
Open Access and Data Services
André Hoffmann, Eva-Marie Lang (HBZ)

11:30 - 12:00 
Publishing Panel
Martina Grunow, Natalie le Bot, Lawrence Rajendrani, André Hoffmann

13:15 - 13:45
Standards in Clinical Research and What We Can Learn from Them
Regina Grossmann (CTC), Ulrike Held (EBPI, CRS), Stefanie von Felten (EBPI)

13:45 - 14:00
Reproducibility in Animal Research
Paulin Jirkof, Animal Welfare (UZH)

14:00 - 14:15
Open Science Principles
Simon Schwab (CRS)

14:15 - 14:45 

The Digitalization of Science — Opportunities and Challenges for Reproducibility
Abraham Bernstein (DSI, CRS)

15:15 - 15:30
Automated and Reproducible Computing at UZH
Lars Malmström (S3IT)

15:30 - 16:05
Preregistration Platforms and Templates
Nicolas Langer, Institute of Psychology (CRS)

   

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Satellite workshop: Software Carpentry 2019

Teaching basic lab skills for research computing.

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

When: Feb 7-8, 2019

For Software Carpentry workshops worldwide click here


Kickoff workshop 2018: Reproducibility and Replication.

September 3-4, 2018

Download the final program here PDF (PDF, 63 KB)

Slides of talks in program order:

Day 1 Benjamin (PDF, 5 MB) Dreber (PDF, 4 MB) Bakker (PDF, 5 MB) Leek (PDF, 8 MB) Gharib (PDF, 12 MB)
Day 2 Dirnagl (PDF, 3 MB) Heise (PDF, 4 MB) McLeod (PDF, 15 MB) Matthews (PDF, 1 MB)  

The workshop was recorded and the recordings are available on switchcast

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