CURRENT Projects

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
— John Donne, Meditation XVII

As science progresses in a sequential fashion, scientific questions tend to become increasingly multi-faceted and intricate. To respond to this challenge, scholars can pool individual talents and unique skill-sets to tackle issues with ever higher complexity. I subscribe to the paradigm of collaborative science, wherein research is shared since its early and forming stage allowing experts from other disciplines - and citizens scientists - to chime in new ideas, suggest additional analysis, point out neglected perspectives or literature, and inform and recommend the latest technological advances. The goal of such approach is to produce science that is as open, as collaborative, and as cumulative as possible. Ultimately, by harnessing the contributions and abilities of concerned citizens and scholars, it is hoped the ensuing research - and its findings - may possess increased validity. And as scholars become more aware of inherent flaws of current peer-review practices (e.g., slow, ineffective, restrictive, and often misunderstood), and the scientific community incorporates better scientific practices (e.g., avoid QRPs, harking and p-hacking; method robustness, attention to measurement), with the advent of institutional open-science initiatives (e.g., OSI, COS, OSF, Pre-Prints, Github, Publons, ORCIDcitizen-science) collaborative science is the logical next step towards scientific progress.  Sources: start here, but also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

I am very fortunate to be working on international and interdisciplinary projects, which are described below.