We advocate for lifecycle open science. There are open scholarship activities at every stage of the research lifecycle (see figure above) that individually and collectively contribute to improving science, with everyone playing a role:
Registered Reports is a two-stage peer review process that improves research rigor and reproducibility by reducing publication bias and prioritizing transparency and accountability.
Preregistration is a practice that enhances research transparency and accountability by requiring researchers to register their study's hypotheses, methods, and analysis plans before conducting the research, thereby reducing the likelihood of data manipulation and selective reporting.
Open data, protocols, materials, and code promote transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration making research content freely accessible, which enables others to scrutinize, replicate, and build on the research. Use the OSF for managing, archiving, and sharing research.
Open access and preprints increase the accessibility of research findings by making research articles and publications freely available to readers. Share papers via OSF.
Transparent peer review and open evaluation aim to increase engagement and accountability in the peer review process and throughout the research lifecycle, to promote a more open and collaborative research culture, and increase trust in the scientific process. Check out organizations experimenting with open evaluation and peer review such as eLife and Peer Community In.
Team science is a collaborative approach to research that integrates diverse perspectives and expertise to address complex problems, offering benefits such as improved research quality, inclusiveness, productivity, and translation of scientific discoveries into real-world applications. See examples of team science in action.
Open source software allows for collaborative development by a community of volunteers, provides cost savings, increased security, flexibility, transparency, and can be customized to meet specific needs. COS software is open source on GitHub.
We advocate for lifecycle open science. There are open scholarship activities at every stage of the research lifecycle that individually and collectively contribute to improving science, some examples are illustrated in the figure.
Everyone plays a role in advancing lifecycle open science: