The three tips I like to share at this stage with the audience are:
- Embrace incrementalism: change can happen by degrees and every little step counts
- Focus on good science practices, not on social identity
- You are not alone: reach out to the community!
And to close it all: the icing on the cake! Since September 2019, when I gave a keynote talk at the Open Science FAIR in Porto (this here is me), I like to finish my Open Science talks with a message of inclusiveness. I strongly believe that there is to Open Science way more than meets the eye, and that open, collaborative, transparent and inclusive research practices are the way to go if we want to change the currently rather toxic academic culture. And because they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, here you have it: