Plan data management
On this page
- What is a data management plan
- Funder requirements
- Data management plan tools & examples
- Find data
- Collect data ethically
- File formats
- File naming, organization, versioning
- Document & describe
- Storage & backup
- Analyze & visualize data
- Prepare data for archiving, sharing
- Where to share data
- Data licenses
- Cite data
Pre-registration is the practice of publishing, in advance, how you plan to collect data and analyze it. The idea behind pre-registration is to ensure that the data generated during a research project is used to test a hypothesis rather than to generate one. This improves the quality and transparency of research and also addresses the replication crisis.
- OSF Preregistration: Centre for Open Science initiative
- AsPredicted: Generate a pre-registration document by answering nine questions.
- Amercian Economic Association's RCT Registry: Regsitry of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in economics and other social sciences
- protocols.io: online tool for describing your methodology
- Clinical trials registries:
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Registration reports are a form of pre-registration that are peer-reviewed. Researchers submit papers, for review and approval, that describe their research questions and methodology before the data is collected and the results of the study are known.
The Center for Open Science keeps a list of all journals that publish registration reports.