Open Science

Vested interests can threaten the integrity of research itself and prevent the general public from accessing “unwelcome” research results. The “Open Science” movement tries to mitigate such risks by increasing the transparency of the research process.

The Open Science Taxonomy

The Open Science movement advocates (i) open access to research publications, (ii) open reproducible research with open data and study protocols, (iii) open science evaluation and reviewing processes, (iv) open science policies and (v) open science tools, such as repositories for data, experimental stimuli and analysis scripts (Pontika et al., 2015). An overview of these components of Open Science can be found in the Foster Open Science taxonomy.


source: Wikipedia

Organisations, Platforms, and Information

Discussions and Publications about Open Science, Replication, Reproducibility, and Statistics

For a recent overview, see:

Christensen, Garret; Wang, Zenan; Paluck, Elizabeth Levy; Swanson, Nicholas; Birke, David; Miguel, Edward; Littman, Rebecca. (2020). Open Science Practices are on the Rise: The State of Social Science (3S) Survey. Working Paper Series No. WPS-106. Center for Effective Global Action. University of California, Berkeley.

A recent Twitter thread on Open Science offers more readings and a chance to contribute to a collection of articles, see:  One of the goals of this initiative is to increase diversity in research method syllabi and there is an open archive where you can find and add readings that can contribute towards this goal.


Further publications:


Open Access Publishing

Some Examples for Open Science Projects in Linguistics