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Opening up Science: A Debate on Scientific Transparency and Reproducibility with Rosanne Hertzberger

When:Mo 27-11-2017 15:30 - 18:00
Where:de bovenkamer van Groningen Noorderbinnensingel 14, 9712 XB Groningen
Rosanne Hertzberger
Rosanne Hertzberger

Young Academy Groningen invites you to attend a debate on Opening up Science with Rosanne Hertzberger

This event is aimed at an audience of early career academic researchers, postdocs, junior faculty, academic staff and policy workers.

During this event we aim to address the challenges surrounding transparency and reproducibility in academic research. Amongst others, Rosanne will describe her “Open Kitchen Science” approach and highlight the importance of negative results.

This will be followed by a debate with members of the audience on topics related to Open Science such as:

Reproducing results is less interesting than finding new results”,

Pre-registration of studies should be required”,

Reproducibility is mostly a problem in the ‘soft’ sciences”,

and many more.


Location: de bovenkamer van groningen

15.30 – 16.15 : Rosanne Hertzberger on Opening up Science

16.15 - 17.00 : Debate on Open Science Topics

17.00 - 18.00 : Drinks in the Ronde Zaal

Event is free but registration is required. Seating is limited for this event (100 persons maximum). If you register and cannot attend, please kindly inform us at so that we can notify others as space becomes available.

About Rosanne Hertzberger

We are very pleased to have journalist and academic researcher Rosanne Hertzberger as our guest speaker for this event. Rosanne received her PhD in 2014 from the University of Amsterdam and is a microbiologist who studies the vaginal microbiome. She is a frequent contributor to the NRC Dagblad and was a recent guest on Zomergasten. In her most recent publication Ode aan de E nummers, Rosanne contradicts the myth that the E numbers in our food are harmful. The book has been widely received and has sparked much debate on the subject. Rosanne promotes pursuing a more liberal approach to science.

Rosanne Hertzberger
Rosanne Hertzberger