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Striving to be better scientists

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Science is commonly known as a rigorous and self-correcting process. But what if we can do better? What if we can make science more accessible, more reproducible, and more trustworthy. Realizing that science is not always quick to self-correct can be a hard lesson for young researchers. You might spend years going down one path only to find it’s a dead end.

In this weeks episode of Boiling Point Anastasia and Tim chat to Dr. Rose O’Dea. Rose has recently graduated with her PhD and is now a post-doc at UNSW.  Rose is a behavioural ecologist with her research focusing on behavioural variation. She is also passionate about improving the reliability of scientific research and is on the executive committee for SORTEE – Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Dr. Rose O’Dea studying metabolic activity of zebra fish

Image citation: O’Dea, R.E., Parker, T.H., Chee, Y.E., Culina, A., Drobniak, S.M., Duncan, D.H., Fidler, F., Gould, E., Ihle, M., Kelly, C.D., Lagisz, M., Roche, D.G., Sánchez-Tójar, A., Wilkinson, D.P., Wintle, B.C., & Nakagawa, S. (2021). Towards open, reliable, and transparent ecology and evolutionary biology. BMC Biology. 19, 68.

If you want to find out more about Rose’s work you can read her latest paper here

Also, has this episode intrigued you into finding out more how you can contribute to open, reliable and transparent science check out SORTEE and sign up for the upcoming conference!

Image reference: O’Dea, R.E., Parker, T.H., Chee, Y.E., Culina, A., Drobniak, S.M., Duncan, D.H., Fidler, F., Gould, E., Ihle, M., Kelly, C.D., Lagisz, M., Roche, D.G., Sánchez-Tójar, A., Wilkinson, D.P., Wintle, B.C., & Nakagawa, S. (2021). Towards open, reliable, and transparent ecology and evolutionary biology. BMC Biology. 19, 68. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-01006-3

 

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