Tampa Bay Open Science Workshop


March 1, 2023

Course synopsis

Welcome to the Tampa Bay open science workshop. Open science (OS) has been advocated as an effective approach to create reproducible, transparent, and actionable research products. However, widespread adoption among the research and management community has not occurred despite its perceived benefits. In the face of major challenges like global warming and sea level rise, the collaborative framework provided by OS is needed now more than ever. This workshop will cover material introducing participants to core concepts of OS. The target audience includes anyone interested in applying OS in their own workflows as part of a larger research and resource management team.

By the end of this workshop, you should have a solid understanding of fundamental concepts in open science and how they can be applied to help bridge the research-management divide. You will also have the skills to understand how collaborative open science tools can be used to increase efficiency and transparency, understand fundamental best practices for working with data to facilitate openness, and be able to apply these lessons within your own teams by effectively addressing barriers to adoption.

Much of the content on this web page was adopted from the TBEP Data Management SOP.


Please attend the workshop with a personal laptop and power supply. Make sure your laptop can access publicly avialable WiFi. In addition, create an account for yourself on GitHub and ORCID:

  1. GitHub create account: link
  2. ORCID create account: link


  1. The basics of open science: 9am - 10am
  2. Open science for collaboration: 10am - 12pm
  3. Open science for impactful products: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  4. Lowering barriers to inclusion and addressing key critiques: 2:30pm - 3pm

Each module uses a set of common icons to orient you to specific tasks or experiences during this workshop. These include the following:

Exercise and discussion

Watch and learn

Description of a collaborative tool

Pros of a collaborative tool or solution to an open science challenge

Cons of a collaborative tool

Challenge to overcome for open science


Dr. Chris Anastasiou is a Chief Water Quality Scientist and the Seagrass Mapping Program Lead for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He holds a PhD in Marine Science from the University of South Florida and has been working in and around the springs of Florida for more than 25 years.

Dr. Marcus Beck is the Program Scientist for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and is developing data analysis and visualization methods for Bay health indicators. He received his PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2013. Marcus has experience researching environmental indicators and developing open science products to support environmental decision-making. Marcus is also an open source software and dashboard developer to facilitate science application.

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