Badges to Acknowledge Open Practices

Affiliated institutions: University of Virginia, Center For Open Science

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Description: The aim is to specify a standard by which we can say that a scientific study has been conducted in accordance with open-science principles and provide visual icons to allow advertising of such good behaviours.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International

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Openness is a core value of scientific practice. There is no central authority determining the validity of scientific claims. Accumulation of scientific knowledge proceeds via open communication with the community. Sharing evidence for scientific claims facilitates critique, extension, and application. Despite the importance of open communication for scientific progress, present norms do not pr...


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