Graduate Training in Open Science
OSTI Movies
The videos provided on this page are intended to provide an insight into the themes and content of OSTI lectures and may prove particularly useful for science educators interested in running an OSTI-style course. They are not designed as tuition videos for classroom teaching, although research students may find the content informative and useful. Don't forget to head to our GitHub repository if you'd like to download slide decks and other resources to create your own OSTI course.

OSTI Lecture 1: Reproducibility and Open Science

The following video is an original recording of the opening lecture to the OSTI pilot initiative, hosted by the Doctoral Training Centres in Systems Biology, Life Sciences and the Industrial Doctorate at the University of Oxford. Entitled "Reproducibility and Open Science", the seminar identifies some of the current issues facing scientific research and introduces the theme of open science as a possible solution. Prospective OSTI course leaders may be interested in the end of the lecture, which provides an explanation of the Rotation Based Learning (RBL) implementation.

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OSTI Lecture 2: Version Control

The following video is an original recording from the OSTI pilot initiative. Entitled "Version Control Using GitHub", the seminar aims to introduce the students to version control of code and writing, outlining the motivation and advantages of this approach. Following on from student feedback and the analysis provided in our Post-Pilot Report, this material will be offered as a mini-workshop, rather than a traditional lecture, in the official release of the course.

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"Video produced by Alastair Kay, Sophie Kershaw (2013), CC-BY-3.0."

OSTI Lecture 3: Content, Code and Data Licensing

The following video is an original recording from the OSTI pilot initiative. Entitled "Content, Code and Data Licensing", the seminar introduces the theme of licensing, outlines the advantages of this approach, and takes students through the main steps of implementation.

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"Video produced by Alastair Kay, Sophie Kershaw (2013), CC-BY-3.0."

OSTI Lecture 4: Data Management Planning

What is a Data Management Plan? Why do we need them and how do they relate to our day-to-day research work? This short lecture introduces the concept of the DMP, set within the context of the scope and scale of data produced in modern scientific research, and breaks the how-to process down into short-, medium- and long-term project management stages. Please note that, as a result of student feedback and the analysis undertaken for the Post-Pilot Report, this lecture will be offered as a mini-workshop in the official materials release.

This video is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence, CC-BY-3.0. Sharing, remixing or commercial use of this work is permitted subject to inclusion of the following attribution:
"Video produced by Alastair Kay, Sophie Kershaw (2013), CC-BY-3.0."

OSTI Lecture 5: The Changing Face of Publication

The following video is an original recording from the OSTI pilot initiative. Entitled "The Changing Face of Publication", the seminar introduces students to the concept of Open Access publishing and contrasts this approach with traditional publishing models. This lecture proved one of the most popular in the course, based on student feedback at the end of the pilot initiative.

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"Video produced by Alastair Kay, Sophie Kershaw (2013), CC-BY-3.0."

OSTI Lecture 6: The Work of the Open Knowledge Foundation

A friendly overview of the Open Knowledge Foundation, co-presented by Sophie Kay and Jenny Molloy.

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