Journal Finds that Digital Badges Increase Data Sharing

[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.

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