The field of prevention science aims to understand societal problems, identify effective interventions, and translate scientific evidence into policy and practice. There is growing interest among prevention scientists in the potential for transparency, openness, and reproducibility to facilitate this mission by providing opportunities to align scientific practice with scientific ideals, accelerate scientific discovery, and broaden access to scientific knowledge.
This webinar will provide an overview of open science for prevention researchers. Topics include factors motivating interest in transparency and reproducibility, research practices associated with open science, and stakeholders engaged in, and impacted by, open science reform efforts. In addition, this webinar will discuss how and why different types of prevention research could incorporate open science practices, as well as ways that prevention science tools and methods could be leveraged to advance the wider open science movement. The webinar will identify activities that aim to strengthen the reliability and efficiency of prevention science, facilitate access to prevention science products and outputs, and promote collaborative and inclusive participation in research activities. The webinar will conclude with potential reservations and challenges for the field of prevention science to address as it transitions to greater transparency, openness, and reproducibility