Open Science Day 2020

How can one bring Open Science into an institution, create an Open Science Center, or a research program about reproducibility? Answers to these questions will be provided by our keynote speakers. Moreover, a wide variety of subjects like preprints, reproducible codes, transparency, inclusion, or societal impact will also be presented and discussed at the Mannheim Open Science Day 2020.

All members of the University of Mannheim and researchers in Mannheim and beyond as well as everyone interested in those topics are invited to join our online event.

20 October 2020, 13:00 – 17:00 h

Venue: Online via Zoom (login details will be sent to the participants after registration, see below)


Session 1: 13:00 – 14:30 h

Chair: Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder


Welcome and Opening


Prof. Dr. Edgar Erdfelder

University of Mannheim – Vice President of Research and Early-Career Researchers

Slides as PDF (1 MB)


The Open Science Center at LMU: History, Benefits, and Lessons Learned – cancelled


Prof. Dr. Felix Schönbrodt

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – Managing Director of the LMU Open Science Center


Analyse and Optimise Replicability in the Behavioural, Social, and Cognitive Sciences


Prof. Dr. Mario Gollwitzer

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – Chair of Social Psychology

Slides as PDF (0,9 MB)


Session 2: 14:45 – 15:45 h

Chair: Dr. Philipp Zumstein


Preprints and Open Access in Mathematics


Prof. Dr. Simone Göttlich

University of Mannheim – Chair of Scientific Computing

Slides as PDF (1 MB)


Make Your Code Reproducible


Juli Tkotz

Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim

Slides as PDF (1,8 MB)


Session 3: 16:00 – 17:00 h

Chair: Dr. Katharina Bolle


Open Science and Society


Jana Berkessel

University of Mannheim – Cross-Cultural Social and Personality Psychology

Slides as PDF (1,5 MB)


Open Minds, Open Methods: Transparency and Inclusion in the Pursuit of Better Scholarship


Alexander Wuttke

University of Mannheim – Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)

Presentation: Slides on OSF and Video on YouTube


Closing Words