ResearchEquals Cohorts pilot

We are piloting a four week peer learning programme for early career researchers in February 2023. Composed of seven sessions, ResearchEquals Cohorts will learn how to use ResearchEquals to share their research process and connect with peers going through the same learning process.

A peer learning programme helps learn things in a social setting, where doing it alone can be too intimidating, too much, or not fun enough. With the ResearchEquals Cohorts we create a social learning experience, so that you don’t have to learn alone. We bring the structure, exercises, guest teachers, and people together so you can focus on the learning!

The first cohort is invitation only, after which we decide whether to run a cohort on a regular basis (e.g., every other month). The pilot cohort will be conducted in English. Regular cohorts would happen with open applications and potentially in multiple languages. We will reflect on the pilot in a future blog post!

Do you know of any early career researchers we should invite? Send us an email on [email protected] and let us know why you think we should invite them!

What will you learn?

By the end of the programme you will…

  • …know what research modules are and how they help improve your research
  • …know how to identify the research labor that goes into a project and how to make it visible
  • …know how to thematically curate research
  • …have created a portfolio of your research work
  • …have gained insight into how to be a kinder collaborator
  • …have met peers who you can learn with

When will this happen?

Sessions will happen virtually on Mondays and Thursdays at 9AM PT (UTC-8), noon ET (UTC-5) and 6PM CET (UTC+1). The calls will be hosted on the ResearchEquals Discord server and will last 45min each.

  • Cohort sessions (date):
    • Onboarding (Thursday, February 2nd)
    • Modules (Monday, February 6th)
    • Labor Visibility (Thursday, February 9th)
    • Creative exercise (Monday, February 13th)
    • Kind collaborators (Thursday, February 16th)
    • Collections (Monday, February 20th)
    • Graduation (Thursday, February 23rd)
  • Key dates:
    • January 19th, 2023: Cohorts participants finalized

What can you expect?

  • This cohort training program is free of charge.
  • Guided, respectful, and paced peer learning.
  • Learn by doing - the activities will guide you through the modules’ publication processes. Come with an idea!
  • Lessons with research publication experts and interdisciplinary speakers.
  • Exclusive material and experiences.
  • Certification of completion.
  • The cohort will convene virtually and uses the following tools:

What do we expect?

  • Active participation. We expect you to participate to be present during the sessions. If you need to miss a class (happens!), please let us know in advance.
  • If you miss more than two classes you cannot receive a certificate of completion.
  • All sessions and community spaces are subject to the ResearchEquals Code of Conduct to prevent harm but also promote a respectful and emotionally mature environment.
  • Finally, we promote having fun and ask you to consider being a part of the ResearchEquals community!


Chris Hartgerink

Chris Hartgerink (he/they) is the founder of Liberate Science GmbH and ResearchEquals.

They have co-authored research such as the Reproducibility Project Psychology and the prevalence of errors in statistical results. They decided it would be constructively selfish to build alternatives where people could do better research with less friction. They have taught over 300 students and now bring that experience to the ResearchEquals Cohorts.

The ResearchEquals Cohorts is about weaving the community of people using ResearchEquals. This is a peer learning programme, so I look forward to learning from you as well!

Gracielle Higino

Gracielle Higino (she/her) is an open science mentor and researcher.

She has built a pathway on open science leadership and now mentors and trains grad students on the same journey, and provide consulting services for organizations and researchers who are willing to navigate the open science landscape. Peer learning and sticky notes are her brand tools!

I believe this cohort will be super enriching for all of us! We are hosting some conversations that I don’t see happening very often in academia, so I’m excited to see how they will sparkle new movements and ideas.

Next steps

We will be inviting early career researchers to participate in the pilot cohort and finalizing the list of guest teachers. In February, we will be conducting the cohort itself, and will report back in early March as to whether we will run cohorts on a regular basis, starting April 2023.

ResearchEquals Cohorts pilot
Liberate Science GmbH December 5, 2022
Consulting: Privacy in open data