"One tool that has proven to be particularly valuable to me is the formr survey framework. formr is free, open-source software that allows users to generate surveys ..."
About this initiative
At the beginning of May 2019, a group of Max Planck scientists met at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig to analyze their research processes and consider how open access and open science approaches are transforming their workflows.
Researchers implement a variety of ready-made tools in all stages of the research workflow and, at the same time, they create their own code, software, and scripts to gather, analyze, and visualize data.
The way research is performed interacts with these tools in use and vice versa; the tools we implement for collaboration, data processing, publishing and communicating determine the level of dissemination, shareability, reusability and transparency of research. They therefore have a significant impact on the overall progress of scholarship and the trust society places in academia.
The purpose of this blog is to initiate a researcher-driven dialog on the dynamic changes in the research workflow that are driven by open technologies and tools. We want to share best practices, recommendations and assessments. If you are a Max Planck researcher and would like to contribute something or if you want to host a workshop at your institute on open science and research workflows, please get in touch!