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Brian Nosek

Recent Posts

Measuring Research Transparency
Measuring the transparency and credibility of research is fundamental to our mission. By having measures of transparency and credibility we can learn about the current state of...
Tags: Transparency, Community, TOP Guidelines, Open Science
Continued Growth in OSF Usage: Catalyzing Change in Open Practices
Since COS was founded in 2013, we have had non-linear growth on our key performance indicators. For example, the average number of new Open Science Framework (OSF) users per day...
Tags: OSF, Community, Open Science
Our 2021 Impact Report: Accelerating Open Science Together
We are pleased to share our 2021 Impact Report, “Accelerating Open Science Together.” Amid continuing global challenges due to the pandemic, 2021 was another noteworthy year not...
Tags: Collaboration, Community, Open Science
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