Center for Open Science
The Center for Open Science is a non-profit technology organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia with a mission to "increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research." Brian Nosek and Jeffrey Spies founded the organization in January 2013, funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, after implementation and use of the Open Science Framework. The organization began with work in reproducibility of psychology research. See reproducibility project. A second reproducibility project for cancer biology research has also been started through a partnership with Science Exchange (company).
Open Science Framework
The Open Science Framework is an open source software project that facilitates open collaboration in science research. This framework was used to work on a project in the reproducibility of psychology research. The current reproducibility project is a crowdsourced empirical investigation of the reproducibility of a variety of studies from psychological literature. The reproducibility project samples from three major journals: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Scientists from all over the world volunteer to replicate a study of their choosing from these journals, and follow a structured protocol for designing and conducting a high-powered replication of the key effect. The results were published in 2015.
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