Amsterdam, Netherlands

Open Science Practice in Social and Behavioural Sciences (With Mixed-Effect Modelling)

online course
when 9 January 2023 - 20 January 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 800

Open Science aims to address the replication crisis by promoting open and collaborative research practices. In this course students will be introduced to the most current Open Science practices and their integration into their own research, especially with a more comprehensive understanding of mixed-effect modelling statistics.

Course leader

Lei Fan M.Sc. is a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate and researcher in the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology at VU Amsterdam.

Target group

Final year Master’s students, PhD candidates, post-Doc, and professionals are welcome to apply. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please contact us via

The attendees should have basic knowledge of classic statistics (null hypothesis significance testing framework), basic skills of using RStudio, and be able to design their quantitative methodology planning.

Course aim

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Understand the current Open Science progression, and be able to comply with the Open Science practice guideline practically, such as DMP and pre-registration.
- Understand how LMER helps with more accurate and reliable results than traditional statistics and how to use LMER analysis in different research fields.
- Calculate a priori power analysis for LMER analysis with data simulation within the Open Science structure.

Fee info

EUR 800: -Students, PhD students and employees of VU Amsterdam: €500
-Students and PhD students: €600
-Professionals: €800
Applications received before 15 October €50 receive Early Bird Discount


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