[From the Retraction Watch website] “In January 2014, Psychological Science began rewarding digital badges to authors who committed to open science practices such as sharing data and materials. A study published today in PLOS Biology looks at whether publicizing such behavior helps encourage others to follow their leads. The authors summarize their main findings in the paper: `Before badges, less than 3% of Psychological Science articles reported open data. After badges, 23% reported open data, with an accelerating trend; 39% reported open data in the first half of 2015″. To read more, click here.