Julia Galef (Moderator)
How can we produce research findings that are both useful and robust?
Vice President of Research Integrity, Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
Julia Galef is the president and co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, an organization teaching math and cognitive science-based techniques for effective decisionmaking. She has a degree in statistics from Columbia University.
Brian Nosek received a Ph.D. in from Yale University in 2002 and is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received early career awards from the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). He co-founded Project Implicit (http://projectimplicit.net/) an Internet-based multi-university collaboration of research and education about thoughts and feelings that exist outside of awareness or control. Nosek also co-founded and directs the Center for Open Science (COS; http://cos.io/) that aims to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS is a non-profit, technology start-up with three primary activities: (1) building and maintaining the Open Science Framework (http://osf.io/) that supports the research workflow and enables transparency, archiving, and pre-registration; (2) building community and shifting incentives such as badges for articles to acknowledge open practices; and, (3) conducting metascience such as estimating the reproducibility of scientific research by conducting large-scale, crowdsourced replication projects.
Ivan Oransky, MD, is the vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation- and Arnold Foundation-funded Retraction Watch, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute. He previously was executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. He is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers
He has written for numerous publications, including Nature, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Oransky is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and serves on the board of directors and as vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Stephanie Wykstra is a research consultant for Alltrials and a freelance writer. She has held positions with Innovations for Poverty Action and GiveWell, and previously worked in academia as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Stephanie holds a BA from Yale University and earned a PhD in philosophy from Rutgers University, where she specialized in Epistemology.