About Us

What is Airlangga #OpenScience?

We are early-career researchers from various scientific backgrounds in Universitas Airlangga, committed to promote and to educate students and young researchers to adopt Open Scientific Practices. We believe that (good) science should be open, reproducible, transparent and accessible to everyone. We believe that the current ways of doing science is too polluted by irresponsible use of crude metrics, unhealthy reward systems, and competition. We want change and improvement by emphasising the importance of getting (the research) right, not just getting it published!

#OpenScience is a new way of doing science, a social movement, and a norm of scientific progress that could alleviate the replication crisis. #OpenScience is also a strategy to democratise knowledge thus anyone could actively participate in scientific progress.

So if you share the similar value, please consider to join our movement!


  • Encouraging researchers to realise their own biases when conducting research
  • Underlining the importance of methodological training, especially for early-career researchers and students
  • Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and team science
  • Promoting good research practices
  • Encouraging pre-registration and the use of Registered Report
  • Underlining the importance of the quality improvement of research reporting (complete & reproducible)
  • Encouraging the use of open-source and reproducible software for research (, and many more)
  • Evaluating researchers’ performance by looking at their adherence to open and reproducible practices, not just crude metrics (for example, see Center for Open Science’s Transparency and Openness Promotion Guideline (TOP))
  • Limiting the use of crude metrics and rankings and encouraging the decision-makers to use it responsibly according to San Fransisco Declaration of Research Assessments (SF-DORA)

Our Team

Rizqy Amelia Zein

Amel is a social psychology instructor and an early-career researcher, working for Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya, Indonesia. She is also a researcher-in-training at Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) and a member of Tim Sains Terbuka (TST) Indonesia - so her work mainly focuses on promoting good research practice. She is interested in conducting research on public understanding in science by looking at its relation with conspiracy belief, collective narcissism, epistemic virtue/belief, religiosity and general/intellectual humility. She is also interested in the issues of research methods, replicability and statistical analysis.

Shochrul Rohmatul Ajija

Nuzulul Kusuma Putri

Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo

Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo is lecturer and researcher of Public Health at Universitas Airlangga. His research examines health policy and administration; social and trust determinants of health policy; and how health policies can reduce health inequalities. His research engages interdisciplinary, applying theories and methods between the social sciences, public health and health policy. He is currently a managing editor of Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI).

Agie Nugroho Soegiono

Agie is a public policy scholar and currently works as teaching staff for undergraduate public administration programme at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Airlangga. His research agenda operates within the topics of open governance, smart city, and education for all. Previously, he worked at the Executive Office of the President and contributed to the drafting of Presidential Regulation in regards to open data implementation in Indonesia. His work could be accessed openly and freely through his account.

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