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A guide for Open Science at UC Berkeley.

Open Science Community Events


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ReproducibiliTea is a grassroots initiative that helps researchers create local Open Science journal clubs at their universities to discuss diverse issues, papers and ideas about improving science, reproducibility and the Open Science movement. Berkeley's ReproducibiliTea club launches this fall as a collaboration between the Library and BITSS.


When: First Wednesday of the Month, 4-5 pm

Where: Zoom (link to follow)

Fall 2021 Dates:

A full list of readings is available in our Zotero Library:

Contact Sam Teplitzky ( or Katie Hoeberling ( with questions.



Bay Area Open Science 

Introducing the Bay Area Open Science Group

Are you interested in making your research more openly available? Want to learn about open science tools and platforms that can make your research more effective and reproducible? The Bay Area Open Science Group is intended to bring together students, faculty, and staff from the Stanford, Berkeley, and UCSF communities to learn about open science, discuss the application of open science practices in a research context, and meet other members of the community who are interested in (or already are) incorporating open science practices into their work.


We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm via Zoom. All are welcome to attend and join the conversation!

Fall 2021 dates:

  • September 28:
    • For our first meetup this fall we are excited to have Dr. Biftu Mengesha from UCSF join us to discuss “Innovating Education in Reproductive Health” - a project to create open curricula on sexual and reproductive health. We look forward to learning about this fascinating open educational resource project.
  • October 26: 
    • Join us in October to learn about Curating a COVID-19 Data Repository, a public data repository built by the Yu Group at UC Berkeley to aid community-wide data science efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
      Tiffany Tang, a statistics PhD student in the Yu Group, will be discussing how the project came about, what it was like working in the time pressure situation, and some lessons learned in the process of creating an open-source data repository. We will also have plenty of time for questions and a more general discussion on creating an open-source data repository.
  • November 30: (note, 5th Tuesday instead)

Open peer review is the least practiced aspect of open science. Yet it may teach us a lot about how manuscripts can change from their submitted version to their (peer-revied) published version of record. Mario Malicki will give an overview of 21 studies that analysed manuscript changes and his own study in which I analysed changes between 121 epidemiology preprints and 
their subsequent published versions. Finally, he will present a call for declaring changes to manuscripts with each published paper.


Sign up for to attend at:

Check out our website ( to get on our mailing list, or let us know if you want to present!


Open Science Librarian

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Sam Teplitzky
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