A Big-Team Open Science approach to avian cognition and behaviour research
ManyBirds is a Big-Team Open Science approach that aims to provide new insight into the evolution of avian cognition and behaviour through multi-site comparative studies and large-scale collaboration. ManyBirds aims to increase accessibility, transparency, replicability and inclusivity, through openness to collaboration across countries, institutions and sites (e.g. labs, zoos, field) to broaden the representation of avian species, sample sizes and researchers internationally.
TWITTER OPEN-CALL for study 1
What guides us
How does it work ?
ManyBirds infrastructure and collaboration
We have established an infrastructure within the ManyBirds framework to facilitate related avian research, including a website, guidelines, mailing list, open repository and slack channels. This framework includes the use of pre-registrations, pre-prints, code of practice and project policies (e.g. ethics, authorship, data sharing), study protocols, coding guides, analysis plans and manuscript writing, with a focus on Open Science practices.
ManyBirds Study 1 : Neophobia in birds
For Study 1, we are in the process of analysing and writing up the data. We currently have 100+ researchers across 64 institutions and 23 countries, with neophobia empirical data for 150+ species across 25 orders.
Deadline for data collection and submission has now closed (16th April 2023).
The ManyBirds Project is led by a Core Team of researchers, with separate specific Study Leadership Teams formed to lead on each study. If you are interested in collaborating or would like more information about ManyBirds, please review our project/ studies, sign up documents or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.