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Calls: Cognitive Science, Discipline of Linguistics/Estonia

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Date: 11-Mar-2019
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez <>
Subject: EMCL8: Open Science & Transparency Methods Workshop
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Full Title: EMCL8: Open Science & Transparency Methods workshop
Short Title: EMCL8

Date: 29-Jun-2019 - 05-Jul-2019
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Contact Person: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:


The goal of EMCL is to provide research methods training in a hands-on, collaborative setting to researchers from different methodological backgrounds, i.e. psychologists, theorists, experimentalists, linguists, etc. We do this by creating an environment where specialists learn from each other by developing a research project together where their various skills are combined.

Current focus:

This year’s workshop will focus on Open Science and Transparency Methods in language research, broadly construed. Participants will learn how to incorporate open science practice and research transparency into their workflow with a focus on the preparation of a Registered Report.
Intended audience: Researchers who study language and whose work is influenced by language. The theoretical foundations of the workshop are embodiment, situated cognition and cognitive linguistics although we welcome all other theoretical groundings. No prior experimental or corpus training is required. Participants can be at different early stages in their careers, i.e. graduate students/post-grads, post-docs, junior faculty, etc.

Reasons to attend EMCL8 Open Science & Transparency Methods workshop

1. Learn to integrate Open Science into your workflow. What is Open Science? See here:
2. Learn to write a Registered Report!
What is a Registered Report? In a nutshell, a paper describing your research plan that is reviewed before you collect the data. This makes it possible to correct design errors before precious resources have been used. Many journals have started to adopt them, at least 164:
Read more about Registered Reports here:
3. The general structure is mini-labs supported by external experts. A maximum of 45 students will be accepted, making the student/teacher ratio less than 3:1
4. Teachers are top caliber, diverse & international: 8 women 5 men.
Open Science, Statistics and Registered Reports support:

- Jessica K. Flake, McGill U
- Zoltan Dienes, U of Sussex
- Hans IJzerman, U Grenoble Alpes

Mini-lab faculty:

- Adil Sarıbay, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
- Jane Klavan, University of Tartu
- Remi Gau, U Catholique de Louvain
- Michele Feist, U of Louisiana at Lafayette
- Anouschka Foltz, U of Graz
- Marianna Bolognesi, U of Oxford
- Neil Lewis Jr., Cornell U
- Dagmar Divyak, Birmingham U
- Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, RWTH - Aachen U
- Virve-Anneli Vihman, U of Tartu

5. Learning occurs in a hands-on setting, focused on working together as a team in a mini-lab format (5 mini-labs total; 45 participants admitted). This means that your team will have 2 experienced researchers and a select group of 8-9 junior researchers. Together over the course of a week, you will agree on a research question, a method to address your question, gather data, analyze it, interpret it, and present it at a mini-conference. It's all learning by doing!

6. Learn to keep an open lab notebook.
7. You'll also help create a special journal issue focused on walking researchers through the steps of doing open science, from idea to open notebook to registered report.
8. Our application process is anonymous. Everyone will be assessed strictly and only by their professional attributes. Selectors won't even know your name until after selection.
9. Cheap! Tuition is free & travel to Estonia is cheap (+/- 200 Euros within Europe in Summer!)
10. EMCL8 is scheduled to end before SIPS ( Join the caravan from Tartu to Rotterdam!

11. Greenscience event: Bring your own cups!

12. We take participant safety seriously. See our Code of Conduct:

13. We welcome differently-abled participants.

Call for Papers:

App deadline is March 31, anywhere in the world!


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