Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Announcing a New Replication Column at Data Colada (Albeit a Little Late)

[From the blog “[81] Data Replicada” by Joe Simmons and Leif Nelson, posted in December at Data Colada] “With more than mild trepidation, we are introducing a new column called Data Replicada. In this column, we will report the results…

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Suppose Researchers Were Offered Money for Replications and Null Results. Suppose Few Took Up the Offer.

[Excerpts taken from the article “In praise of replication studies and null results”, an editorial published in Nature] “The Berlin Institute of Health last year launched an initiative with the words, ‘Publish your NULL results — Fight the negative publication…

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Center for Open Science Funding Research on the DARPA SCORE Dataset

[Excerpts taken from the RFP “Data Enhancement of the DARPA SCORE Claims Dataset” posted at the Center for Open Science website] “The DARPA SCORE Dataset contains claims from about 3,000 empirical papers published between 2009 and 2018 in approximately 60…

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Which Journals in Your Discipline Score Best on the TOP Criteria? There’s an App for That

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Measure Rates Quality of Research Journals’ Policies to Promote Transparency and Reproducibility”, published by the Center for Open Science at their website.] “Today, the Center for Open Science launches TOP Factor, an alternative to journal…

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Have Registered Reports Uncovered Massive Publication Bias? Evidence from Psychology

[Excerpts taken from the preprint, “An excess of positive results: Comparing the standard Psychology literature with Registered Reports” by Anne Scheel, Mitchell Schijen, and Daniël Lakens, posted at PsyArXiv] “Registered Reports (RRs) are a new publication format…Before collecting data, authors…

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A Scientific Fraud of Epic Proportions

[Excerpts taken from the article “A miracle cancer prevention and treatment? Not necessarily as the analysis of 26 articles by legendary Hans Eysenck shows” by Tomasz Witkowski and Maciej Zatonski, published in Science Based Medicine] “In May 2019 a report from an…

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Replication of Cancer Studies a Failure to Launch

[Excerpts taken from the article “Trouble replicating cancer studies a ‘wake-up call’ for science” by Jack Groves, published at timeshighereducation.com] “Later this year, the Virginia-based Center for Open Science will publish the final two papers of an initiative launched in…

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Notes from the 2019 Annual BITSS Conference

[Excerpts taken from the article “The 2019 BITSS Annual Meeting: A barometer for the evolving open science movement” by Aleksandar Bogdanoski and Katie Hoeberling, posted at bitss.org] “Each year we look forward to our Annual Meeting as a space for showcasing new…

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Missed the Free Webinar on Pre-Registation by COS: Check it Out Here

On January 21st, the Center for Open Science (COS) held a free webinar on pre-registration entitled “The What, Why, and How of Preregistration”. For those who were unable to watch, it is now posted on YouTube. The actual presentation is…

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A New Journal Ranking System Based on Transparency

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Journal transparency index will be ‘alternative’ to impact scores” by Jack Groves, published at timeshighereducation.com] “A new ranking system for academic journals measuring their commitment to research transparency will be launched next month – providing…

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