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Assessing the Peer Reviewers’ Openness (PRO) Initiative from the Perspective of PRO Signatories

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “’Because it is the Right Thing to Do’: Taking Stock of the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” by Maike Dahrendorf et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Although the practice of publicly sharing data and code appears…

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REED: How You, as a Reviewer, Can Encourage Journals to Become More Transparent

I am a member of the Peer Reviewers Openness (PRO) Initiative. The Pro Initiative is based on the idea that reviewers have the power to get journals to become more transparent. In particular, they encourage reviewers to request data and…

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Data Sharing: The View from the Publishers

[From the article “Implementing publisher policies that inform, support and encourage authors to share data: two case studies” by Leila Jones, Rebecca Grant, and Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, published in Insights: the UKSG journal] “As scholarly journals and publishers find themselves at…

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The Private and Public Benefits of Posting Data and Code

[From the blog “Why researchers should publish their data” by Karl Rubio, posted at http://www.povertyactionlab.org%5D “There has been a growing research transparency movement within the social sciences to encourage broader data publication. In this blog post we share some background…

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Editor-in-Chief of Nature Wants Researchers to Make Their Data and Code Available

[From the article “Nature editor: researchers should be forced to make data public” by David Matthews, published at Times Higher Education] “The editor-in-chief of Nature has said that she would like to force researchers to make the data and code behind their…

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Surprise? Data Sharing in Social Sciences Lags Other Disciplines

[From the article, “Effect of Impact Factor and Discipline on Journal Data Sharing Policies” by David Resnik et al., published in Accountability in Research] “…we coded … 447 journals … The breakdown was: 18.1% biological sciences, 18.8% clinical sciences, 21.7%…

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Are Researchers More Likely to Share Their Data When Their Funders Tell Them To?

[From the article, “A funder-imposed data publication requirement seldom inspired data sharing” by Jessica Couture, Rachael Blake, Gavin McDonald, and Colette Ward, published in PLOS One] “…In this study, we tested the ability to recover data collected under a particular…

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MUELLER-LANGER et al.: Replication in Economics

[This blog is based on the article “ Replication studies in economics—How many and which papers are chosen for replication, and why?” by Frank Mueller-Langer, Benedikt Fecher, Dietmar Harhoff, and Gert Wagner, published in the journal Research Policy] Academia is…

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Data Sharing in Political Science: Glass Half Empty? Or Full?

[From the article “Data Access, Transparency, and Replication: New Insights from the Political Behavior Literature” by Daniel Stockemer, Sebastian Koehler, and Tobias Lentz, in the October issue of PS: Political Science & Politics] “How many authors of articles published in journal with no mandatory data-access…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (August 23, 2018)

[From the blog, “Open science is now the only way forward for psychology” by Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells, posted in the Science Blog Network at http://www.theguardian.com%5D “When we launched Head Quarters five years ago, psychology was in a pretty dark…

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