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Ethics week kickoff Magic Numbers Data Statistics and Integrity

Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 12:00
Via Teams

29th November: KICKOFF VLIR-VCWI Biannual Integrity Event: ‘MAGIC NUMBERS: DATA, STATISTICS AND INTEGRITY’ (12:00 - 14:00)

Data is the life blood of scientific research. To keep research healthy, researchers have to keep up with evolving data management practices. This session, organised jointly with the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) and the five Flemish Universities looks at how good, open data practices can contribute to promoting scientific integrity. The session consists of a panel session followed by a series of parallel sessions on specific data practices. 

  • Panel Chair: Professor Jean-Claude Burgelman, VUB
  • Professor Sabina Leonelli, Philosophy and History of Science, University of Exeter
  • Professor Stefaan Verhulst, The Governance Lab, New York University
  • Dr Mahlet Zimeta, Head of Public Policy, Open Data Institute
  • Professor Lennart Martens, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gent

Parallel Sessions (14:00-16:00):

  • Data & Validity: This session will focus on production and management of good quality, useable and reliable data, and the role of Open Data in promoting good data generation and management practices.
  • Data Analysis & Integrity: This session will focus on integrity of data analysis practices, and examples of good and bad data analysis, including abuse of Power analysis, multiple testing, and p-hacking.
  • Data Visualisation: This session will look at the ways in which data visualisation can be used and misused. It will question the assumptions of scientists make how others will read their graphics, e.g. how easy is it to unintentionally publish a graphic that others will misread/misinterpret.

More info? https://www.vub.be/weekvandeethiek#programme-and-registration-ethics-week-2021