The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) will host a workshop for researchers, research infrastructures, journal editors, and publishers, to be held in Trier, Germany, January 25-26, 2018, aimed at addressing and discussing the following issues related to registered reports:
- How can authors be encouraged to preregister their studies (reward system)?
- What are potential tools and guidelines to support authors to preregister their studies (e.g., submission forms, best practice examples, and resources)?
- What is the ideal submission process for preregistered studies?
- What happens if authors have to deviate from their preregistered methodology?
- Which basic principles, procedures, and guidelines should publishers follow?
The registered reports publication format offers an approach to the psychological scientific community that emphasizes the importance of the research question and the quality of the methodology prior to data collection. The format requires authors of empirical studies to preregister their study protocols including hypotheses, details on the sample size and sampling methods, and the analysis plan.
The submission of an empirical study outline is followed by a standard peer review process determining the quality of research methodology. If the study is accepted as a registered report, publication is granted to the authors irrespective of the outcomes.
Invited keynote speakers include Chris Chambers from Cardiff University, who is also the author of »The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology«1, and Joseph Cesario, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology2.
The registration for the workshop is now open3. Places are limited to 50 participants. Early bird registration fees are available until December 15, 2017.
For further information, please visit https://conferences.leibniz-psychology.org4.