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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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Special Issue of The American Statistician: “Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond p < 0.05”

[From the introductory editorial “Moving to a World Beyond ‘p < 0.05’” by Ronald Wasserstein, Allen Schirm and Nicole Lazar, published in The American Statistician] “Some of you exploring this special issue of The American Statistician might be wondering if…

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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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Surveying Reproducibility

[From the article “Assessing data availability and research reproducibility in hydrology and water resources” by Stagge, Rosenberg, Abdallah, Akbar, Attallah & James, published in Nature’s Scientific Data] “…reproducibility requires multiple, progressive components such as (i) all data, models, code, directions,…

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This is Literally a Big Deal

[From the article “Groundbreaking deal makes large number of German studies free to public” by Kai Kupferschmidt, published in Science] “Three years ago, a group of German libraries, universities, and research institutes teamed up to force the three largest scientific…

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Update on the Journal of Development Economics’ Pilot on Pre-Results Review

[From the blog by David McKenzie, “A few catch-up links”, posted at Development Impact] “At the BITSS conference, Andrew Foster … gave an update of the JDE’s pilot of registered reports/pre-results review. Some points he noted:” – “They see this process…

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GOODMAN: Hold the Bus!

A recent news piece in Nature reported in glowing terms on the “first analysis of ‘pre-registered’ studies”, stating that “[pre-registration] seems to work as intended: to reduce publication bias for positive results.” There are reasons to be somewhat dubious about…

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Oh No! Not Again!

[From the article “Push button replication: Is impact evaluation evidence for international development verifiable?” by Benjamin Wood, Rui Müller, and Annette Brown, published in PLoS ONE] “…We drew a sample of articles from the ten journals that published the most…

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