Working in the open and using it to do public good with Monica Granados

In this episode we interviewed Monica Granados, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph & Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. Monica explained how she was introduced to open science and how practicing in the open helped her advance her projects. She is developing a mobile app with Jacob Ritchie, a computer science graduate student at the University of Toronto to make fish consumption advisory data more accessible to the public including the indigenous communities of the northern parts of Ontario. If you’d like to to know more about the project or would like to contribute to the app development, click here.

Monica also discussed her recent open access article, Stabilizing mechanisms in a food web with an introduced omnivore. She explains how important it is to share raw data for reproducibility and how working in the open changed the way she prepared, delivered and published her manuscripts.

Working in the open has improved the way Monica does research and now gives workshops to other researchers on how to practice in the open. Monica also shares these and other tutorials through her github repository which can be accessed here.


Monica explains how improv' can help a researcher become a better science communicator.

If you like to know more about Monica and her projects, check out the links below:

Monica Granados: Github; Google Scholar; Twitter; Email;