Providing Infrastructure to Encourage Better Science

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Marriott Balcony A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Brian Nosek, Center for Open Science, Charlottesville, VA
The Center for Open Science (COS; develops entirely free, open-source software and provides free services to scientists and stakeholders in the scientific process to improve openness and reproducibility of scientific research.  COS maintains the Open Science Framework (, a free, open-source scholarly commons.  OSF facilitates archiving and sharing of data, protocols, software, and code; OSF also provides services for preregistration.  COS is improving incentives for openness and reproducibility by providing badges to acknowledge open practices, Registered Reports, and TOP Guidelines for funders and journals to encourage openness.