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2-008 - Open Developmental Science

Fri, October 5, 3:00 to 4:30pm, Doubletree Hilton, Room: Coronado

Session Type: Invited Symposium


Dr. Rick Gilmore will lead a symposium on the value of an open science approach to developmental research. Drawing from the movement in psychological science more broadly, he will discuss the current state of available tools for facilitating transparent and reproducible work in developmental science and highlight opportunities and a vision for the future. Next, two research teams will share research that actualizes the promise of an open science approach to developmental science. Rebecca Beights and colleagues utilize data from the open Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) II initiative to examine the link between structural brain volume and working memory in children and adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Melissa Kline with colleagues from the ManyBabies Consortium present data from a replication of infant directed speech experiments across over 60 labs, aiming to get an accurate estimate of effects and to examine how testing practices influence results.

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Rick Gilmore is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, magna cum laude, from Brown University, and his master's and doctoral degrees in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Gilmore's research on the neural bases of perceptual and cognitive development has been funded by NIH and NSF. He was the founding Director of Human Imaging at Penn State's Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the data library. Gilmore chairs the SRCD Task Force on Openness and Scientific Integrity, and he embraces open and reproducible practices in all aspects of his teaching and research.