Good Research Practice I (GRP I)


Good research practices are crucially important to improve the quality and reproducibility of empirical research. Relevant topics are covered such as scientific integrity, exploratory vs. confirmatory research, study design, open science, and preregistration. We will discuss the main causes of irreproducible research (low power, p-hacking, HARKing, and publication bias) and provide solutions that can enhance your research projects, with two workshop on the “Open Science Framework” (OSF) and on how to preregister a study. For further information on reproducibility, visit:


At the end of the course, participants will know:

  • what are the major causes of irreproducible research.

  • best practices related to research design, statistical power, and bias.

  • what is open science and how to document research output.

  • how to manage research in the Open Science Framework (OSF).
  • how to preregister a study, and learn about "registered reports".


Dr. Eva Furrer, Prof. Dr. Leonhard Held & Dr. Simon Schwab, Center for Reproducible Science (CRS), Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), University of Zurich.

Target participants    

This course is primarily aimed at PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the empirical sciences.


12 June 2020

Canceling deadline    

22 May 2020 23:59



Contact person     Eric Alms, Graduate Campus
ECTS credit    

For both GRP I and GRP II, 1 ECTS will be awarded in total.