Pre-registration and registered reports provide a way for researchers to gain recognition and increase transparency in their research. They are being lauded as a way to decrease biased analysis and increase trust in projects and fields of research.
Creating a pre-registration or study protocol provides a time-stamped publicly accessible plan for your research methodology and analysis. Similarly registered reports also provide a documented plan for methodology and analysis, but as a part of a formal publication submission process.
Join us for a brief introduction to the basic principles of pre-registration and registered reports and how this can benefit both the individual and the research project.