Category: NEWS & EVENTS


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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When Replication Met Climate Change

[Excerpts taken from a not so recent article, “Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed”, by Katherine Foley, published in Quartz (qz.com), in September 2017] “It’s often said that of all the…

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IN THE NEWS: Bloomberg (January 14, 2020)

[Excerpts taken from the article “Behavioral Economics’ Latest Bias: Seeing Bias Wherever It Looks” by Brandon Kochkodin, published at Bloomberg.com] “Behavioral economics, it seems, might just have a bias problem of its own.” “…for a small, but vocal group of…

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QRP: The Board Game

[Excerpts taken from the “QRP Game Rules”, by Roger Giner-Sorolla, posted at OSF] “A game of scientific discovery, careers, and reform for 2-6 players or teams.” Overview “You, the players, are researchers using sampling statistics to find out more about…

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Making Meta-Analyses “Open”: A How-To

[Excerpts taken from the article “Conducting a Meta-Analysis in the Age of Open Science: Tools, Tips, and Practical Recommendations” by David Moreau and Beau Gamble, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this tutorial, we describe why open science is important in the…

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