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Intro to Open Science in 8 Easy Steps

[From the working paper, “8 Easy Steps to Open Science: An Annotated Reading List” by Sophia Crüwell et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this paper, we provide a comprehensive and concise introduction to open science practices and resources that can help…

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How Major Publishers Implement TOP’s Open Data Policies

[From the article, “The Landscape of Open Data Policies” by David Mellor, published at the Center for Open Science blogsite] “TOP [Transparency and Openness Promotion] includes eight policies for publishers or funders to use to increase transparency. They include data transparency,…

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The Garden of Forking Paths Strikes Again!

[From the abstract of the article, “Many Analysts, One Data Set: Making Transparent How Variations in Analytic Choices Affect Results”, published by Silberzahn et al. in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science] “Twenty-nine teams involving 61 analysts used the same…

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How to Fix the “Reproducibility Crisis”? Three Solutions

[From the article “The science ‘reproducibility crisis’ — and what can be done about it” from the website theconversation.com.] “Reproducibility is the idea that an experiment can be repeated by another scientist and they will get the same result. It is…

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BOB REED: The Problem With Open Data: Would Requiring Co-Authorship Help?

There has been a huge amount of attention focused on “open data.”  A casual reading of the blogosphere is that Open Data is good, Secret Data is bad.   Remarkably, there has been very little discussion given to the property right…

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STEPHANIE WYKSTRA: On Data Re-use

[THIS BLOG ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE BITSS WEBSITE]  As advocates for open data, my colleagues and I often point to re-use of data for further research as a major benefit of data-sharing. In fact there are many cases in which…

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