Take Steps Towards Transparency

COS offers researchers tools and services to make your research better, more efficient, and more reproducible.

1. Use The Open Science Framework (OSF)

OSF is a free, secure web application for project management, collaboration, registration, and archiving. Stop losing files, improve collaboration, and integrate OSF projects with the tools you use (e.g., Dropbox, GitHub, Figshare, Dataverse). Learn more.

Sign up for the OSF

2. Conduct Reproducible Analyses

COS offers free statistical consulting to improve reproducible practices. Get email help on power analysis and calculating confidence intervals, individualized hangouts for learning R and GitHub, or schedule a group to be trained on OSF. Read more.

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3. Preregister your studies

Preregistration increases the credibility of hypothesis testing by confirming in advance what will be analyzed and reported. For the Preregistration Challenge, one thousand researchers will win $1,000 each for publishing results of preregistered research.

See an example registration

4. Signal Open Practices

Badges for open practices in publications signal others that researchers value and practice open science. Some journals now offer this visual acknowledgement for open data, open materials, and preregistration. If a journal you publish in offers badges, apply. If it does not, recommend the badges program to the journal.

Find out how to apply for a badge

5. Share your presentations, materials, and data

Greater transparency means that more questions can be answered with existing data. Many openly available datasets can be found on the Open Science Framework; the Reproducibility Project: Psychology, for example, has made its data public. You can make yours public via the OSFOSF for Meetings enables you to share slides or posters before or after a conference. Encourage your conference organizer to have it set up, or contact us.

Request OSF for Meetings