COS Holds $1 Million Preregistration Challenge

On Your Mark, Get Set, Preregister!

The Center for Open Science (COS) is offering 1,000 psychological scientists $1,000 as part of its $1 Million Preregistration Challenge. Prizes will be awarded on January 1, July 1, and December 31 of 2018.

To be eligible for the challenge, researchers must preregister their study plans through the Open Science Framework to publicly distinguish hypothesis-generating exploratory research from hypothesis-testing confirmatory research in their work. After the study has been published in a journal online, researchers can submit the article to the COS for review and claim their prize.

In the past, COS has worked with APS to promote preregistration by launching the Open Practices Badge program. The badges are used to encourage open data, materials, and analysis within the association’s journals. APS has further expressed its support for the pursuit of open science by committing to the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines, establishing the Registered Replication Reports program, and launching a new journal, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, due for publication in early 2018.

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