TOP has three specific options for each standard to flexibly meet the needs of different communities:
Disclosure of whether or not a practice such as data sharing or preregistration occurred
Requirement for the transparent practice
Verification that the practice was done completely
TOP can be used by journals, publishers, or funders of scientific research.
The Center for Open Science is working to proactively focus on supporting the rapid growth of open science practices in the psychological sciences, use existing policies in education to encourage more adoption of practice, and spur action in the pre-clinical biomedical sciences. These areas of proactive outreach complement areas where we remain committed to providing support as we identify new opportunities in ecology and evolution, criminology, business research, nutrition and exercise science, and political science.
Achieving success in the above areas will be made possible by our efforts with discipline-specific societies and also with cross-disciplinary stakeholders in academic publishing and funding. We will remain open to supporting improvements in institutional policies as we identify those opportunities.
Please contact David Mellor, Director of Policy Initiatives (david AT cos.io), for questions or comments on any of the above initiatives.