11 days
950 EUR/full
950 EUR/full
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In Open Science and LMER at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  lecturers will introduce Open Science practice in research, and how to integrate it for junior researchers.


The replication crisis in social sciences denotes that findings in behavioral science often cannot be replicated, making it one of the most impactfulevents. The Open Science movement, which aims to deal with the replication crisis, is recognized its importance by more and more researchers. Meanwhile, as LMER is found its statistical sensitivity and applicableness in Open Science practice, the current course will also introduce why and how to apply LMER in your research, and how to conduct its power analysis.

Key facts:

There have been concerns about the credibility of findings in psychological and social science for nearly two decades. The term “replication crisis” which originated in the early 2010s, denotes that findings in behavioral science often cannot be replicated. Many scientists question the accuracy of published findings and now call for increased scrutiny of research practices in psychology and sociology. Open Science is the movement that aims to deal with the replication crisis, especially in more open and collaborative research practices in which publications, data, software, and other types of academic output are shared at the earliest possible stage and made available for reuse, including replication.  Open Science and LMER is offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

Programme Structure

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the current Open Science progression, and to be able to comply with the Open Science practice guideline practically, such as DMP and pre-registration. 
  • Understand how LMER helps with more accurate and reliable results than traditional statistics and how to use LMER analysis in different research fields. 
  • Calculate a priori power analysis for LMER analysis with data simulation within the Open Science structure.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 days

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Early Bird Deadline: 15 March




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We especially welcome students who are either in their second year of research master programs or in a starting phase of doctoral programs in the fields of psychology or quantitative social sciences (including quantitative linguistics, sociology, anthropology, and else). 
  • Senior researchers and PhDs are also welcome, as well as senior bachelor students and first-year master students majoring in social statistics and related fields.
  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner: €650 
  • Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam: €500
  • Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam : €950
  • Professionals: €1150 

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you have been accepted to VU Amsterdam Summer School and have paid the tuition fee, but due to unforeseen circumstances need to cancel, the following refunds will be given:

  • Cancellation before 1 May: 100% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation before 1 June: 50% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation after 1 June: no refund will be given
Costs such as travel arrangement will not be refunded. We therefore suggest to wait with booking your travel arrangements until May.

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