It was a superb challenge to spin up a seminar on scientific synthesis. In doing so, I realized my views on many elements of the scientific process had been shifted by doing systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Open data = open science.
Here is a link to the talk with youtube practice video in there too (helps parse meaning of slides within the deck): http://bit.ly/zenthesis
Many inspiration elements in there but reading/re-reading chapters 1,2, & 6 in the Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology & Evolution really helped the ideas coalesce.