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Open Science Practices, Kyle Niemeyer, Oregon State University


Open-science practices are important to ensure the results of research, and in particular publicly funded research, are accessible to all, to make findings reproducible and thus more convincing, and to magnify the impact of your work. This group will discuss how to practice open science in your research: making your publications open access, archiving your data openly, and sharing your open-source research software. Topics to be discussed include how and when to publish preprints or eprints; copyright and licensing issues; how, why, and where to archive your data; how, why, and where to release your software; how to cite data and software (and make yours easily citable); and tools to help make your work reproducible, including Jupyter notebooks. We will also talk about the benefits of doing all this (extra) open work.

What are the relevant conference themes?

  • Applications in science, engineering, and industry
  • Education and interdisciplinary programs in CSE
  • Emerging software infrastructure for CSE, sustainability of numerical software

Short Biography:

Kyle Niemeyer is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. His research looks at modeling and simulation of reacting fluid flows, with applications in combustion, fire, and aerospace systems. He teaches courses on numerical methods, gas dynamics, thermodynamics, and software development. Kyle is also an Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS).


I’m passionate about open science, and would really like the opportunity to help not only discuss these issues with students, but also help create new “open science evangelists” who can spread the word at their own institutions and lab groups.