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The IGDORE project: Reinventing academia with open (science) mind by Dr Rebecca Willén

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the speaker

Dr Willén is an independent researcher in psychology. Her main professional interests are research ethics, research methodology and investigative psychology (forensic psychology). She is the founder of IGDORE, an independent virtual research institute, and a strong proponent of open and replicable science. In 2016, she finished her PhD at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, with a thesis on police interviewing techniques and verbal deception detection. The thesis included retroactive disclosure statements (RDS; p’s 27-28 in the thesis) which she followed up on in 2018 with additional statements published on her website. Her decision to publish RDS has been covered in an episode of Everything Hertz, mentioned in a piece in Undark Magazine, and she has co-authored a paper (in press at Perspectives on Psychological Science) on similar statements. Curate Science has turned her RDS into a reporting standard badge called ‘Basic 7 (retroactive)’. After 5 years abroad (Indonesia, Canada, Netherlands), she returned to Sweden in December 2019. She now resides in Gothenburg with her two children and three rescue dogs. She’s a first generation university student, liberal leftist, and a proponent of viewpoint diversity.

You can find out more about Dr Willén here:
CV – ORCID – Publons – Google Scholar – Twitter – GitHub – Blog

About the talk

Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) is an independent research institute dedicated to improving the quality of science, science education, and quality of life for scientists, students and their families. Founded in 2016 with one single researcher, the founder herself, the institute today has over 110 researchers from 35 countries. Dr Willén’s talk will provide a brief background to why the IGDORE project was launched, an introduction to its goals, visions, and organisation, and how IGDORE hopes to further advance the movement for open and replicable science.


February 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


United Kingdom


RIOT Science Club – Exeter