Huge Replication Project in Social and Behavioral Sciences Looking for Collaborators

[From the press release “Can machines determine the credibility of research claims? The Center for Open Science joins a new DARPA program to find out” from the Center for Open Science]
“The Center for Open Science (COS) has been selected to participate in DARPA’s new program Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE) with a 3-year cooperative agreement potentially totaling more than $7.6 million.  This program represents an investment by DARPA to assess and improve the credibility of social and behavioral science research.”
“DARPA identifies the purpose of SCORE is “to develop and deploy automated tools to assign ‘confidence scores’ to different SBS research results and claims. Confidence scores are quantitative measures that should enable a DoD consumer of SBS research to understand the degree to which a particular claim or result is likely to be reproducible or replicable.”  If successful, consumers of scientific evidence–researchers, funders, policymakers, etc.–would have readily available information about the uncertainty associated with that evidence.”
“COS will coordinate a massive collaboration of researchers from every area of the social and behavioral sciences to conduct replication and reproducibility studies.”
“Researchers interested in potentially joining this program to conduct replication or reproduction studies are encouraged to review the Call for Collaborators.”
To read the press release, click here.

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