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Brian Nosek

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You can help open science become the norm.
Our collective vision to change the research culture is becoming a reality. For example, you may be noticing that:  Funders are rethinking their policies to promote greater...
A Year of Open Science
"Show me" not "trust me": Science doesn't ask for trust, it earns trust with transparency. The credibility of science has center stage in 2020. A raging pandemic. Partisan...
250K OSF users: celebrating a global open science community
The research culture is shifting toward open science. Today we celebrate a milestone close to home: 250,000 registered users for OSF. The value proposition for open science is...
Tags: OSF
Strategy for Culture Change
Behavior change is hard.  Whatever its faults, the status quo is familiar and the warts are known.  The status quo is also easy to maintain. Just do nothing, inertia takes care...
Tags: Reproducibility, Open Science, Culture Change, Behavior Change
The Rise of Open Science in Psychology, A Preliminary Report
Open science is on the rise. Across disciplines, there are increasing rates of sharing data, making available underlying materials and protocols, and preregistering studies and...
Tags: Psychology, OSF, Academic Rank, Open Science
Why are we working so hard to open up science? A personal story.
In the Fall of 2011, Sarah Mackenzie, the maid of honor at my wedding, was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Sarah and her family were motivated to learn as much as...
Are reproducibility and open science starting to matter in tenure and promotion review?
Tenure and promotion season is underway.  Promotion committees, in the U.S. at least, use the summer to send portfolios to 3 to 10 scholars at other institutions for independent...
Tags: Reproducibility, Openscience
Some Examples of Publishing the Research That Actually Happened
A discussion about a grad student’s dilemma on The Black Goat “It’s So Complicated” podcast caught my attention last week (June 28, 2017).  The student wrote about a situation in...
Tags: Replication, publishing, Reproducibility, Research
The Center for Open Science is a Culture Change Technology Company
Last night, the Center for Open Science received the “Startup of the Year” award at the CBIC awards gala, an annual showcase of technology innovation in our home town of...
Tags: Technology, Research, Culture
How can we improve diversity and inclusion in the open science movement?
Two items this past week point to challenges for diversity and inclusion in open science.  First, a WIRED story reported evidence that gender diversity in open source software is...
Tags: Openscience