SORTEE member voices – Susi Zajitschek

By SORTEE | November 22, 2021

[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]

Name: Susi Zajitschek.

Date: 02 July 2021.

Position: Lecturer.

Research and/or work interests: I am interested in behavioural ecology and teaching.

How did you become interested in open research?
Scientific integrity is often taken for granted, and while for the vast majority of researchers there is no question about this, there are the occasional cases of misconduct, shady/patchy reporting or non-reproducibility. In the past, this may have happened “accidentally”, with no means of violating best practise, but just based on lack of awareness. I am really happy that in the last few years so much effort has gone into ORT, this is really the way forward for science!    

What ‘ORT’ practice have you introduced into your research practice that you’ve found really helpful?
I am using OSF for my projects, and aim to make these projects accessible along with work I publish. Also, the use of preprints is a great way to provide openly accessible versions of papers for everyone.    

What’s the last book that affected the way you currently think about things?
Zen Soup, by Laurence Boldt. It is a bit dated, but a great easy introduction to mindfulness, taking yourself less seriously and accepting things as they are!    

Where to find you online?:    

Susi Zajitschek