SIPS Products

SIPS 2020

Teaching and Mentoring Open Science

A mentoring statement and syllabus modules for teachers and mentors who want to teach and model open science to their students. Kim, M. H., Woods, A. D., Ellis, A., and Davis-Kean, P.

SIPS 2019

Nudging Open Science

A toolbox of resources and nudges for advancing open-science practices. Robson, S. G., Baum, M. A., Beaudry, J., Beitner, J., Brohmer, H., Chin, J. M., Jasko, K., Kouros, C. D., Laukkonen, R. E., Moreau D., Searston R. A., Slagter, H. A., Steffens N. K., and Tangen J. M.

Tenzing: Documenting contributorship with CRediT

A web application for reporting which people made which contributions to a scientific project using the Contributor Roles Taxonomy. Holcombe, A., Kovacs, M., Aust, F., & Aczel, B.

A product developed out of the SIPS 2019 conference session “Replace journals’ writing-based authorship guidelines with a contributorship model.” Holcombe, A.O., Vazire, S., Chartier, C., Ebersole, C., Giner-Sorolla, R., Haroz, S., Moreau, D., Primbs, M., Ling, M., Werner, K., Schnyder, N., Adie, J., Crook, Z., Smout, C., Ribeiro, G., Tangen, J., Aczel, B., Thibault, R., Searston, R.,Van ‘t Veer, A., Schmalz, X.(2019).

Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open (NIRO) Systematic Reviews

Guidelines for preparing and preregistering a systematic review protocol of non-interventional studies.
Pickering, J.S., Topor, M., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., … Kothe, E.J. (2020). Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open (NIRO) Systematic Review Guidelines v0.1.

A Crowdsourced Effort to Develop a Lab Manual Template

A large hackathon group has developed a template to help researchers develop their own lab manuals.

Editorial: Rule out conflicts of interest in psychology awards.

Stoevenbelt, A. H., Nuijten, M. B., Pauli, B. E., & Wicherts, J. M. (2019) Nature 572, 312. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02429-3

Tool: BrainPower – Resources for power analysis in neuroimaging

A hackathon group continues its work to develop tools for power analysis in neuroimaging. Read more here:

Blog: A fruitful rendevous at SIPS: Neuroimagers meet study preregistration advocates

Algermissen, J., Bartlett, J., Gau, R., Heunis, S., Klapwijk, E., Mazor, M., Paul, M., Schettino, A., & Mehler, D. (2019). Blog post featuring resources for neuroimagers on preregistration, power analysis, and more.

Curation: Free, Open Datasets

Brick, C., Botzet, L., Costello, C. K., Batruch, A., Arslan, R. C., Kline, M., Sommet, N., Green, J., Nuijten, M. B., Conley, M. A., Richardson, T., Sorhagen, N., Collentine, A. O., Feldman, G., Feingold, F., Manley, H., & Mullarkey, M. C. (2019). Directory of free, open psychological datasets.

SIPS 2018

Tutorial: Secondary Data Analysis Pre-Registration

Van den Akker, O., Weston, S. J., Campbell, L., Chopik, W. J., Damian, R. I., Davis-Kean, P., Hall, A., Kosie, J. E., Kruse, E., Olsen, J., Ritchie, S. J.,  Valentine, K. D., van ‘t Veer, A. E., & Bakker, M. (2019, November 20). Preregistration of secondary data analysis: A template and tutorial.

Template: Secondary Data Analysis Pre-Registration

Weston, S. J., Mellor, D. T., Bakker, M., Van den Akker, O., Campbell, L., Ritchie, S. J., Chopik, W. J., Damian, R. I., Kosie, J., Soderberg, C. K., Ebersole, C. R., Brown, B., Davis-Kean, P., Hall, A., Kruse, E., Olsen, J., Valentine, K. D., & Nguyen, T. T. (2018). Secondary data preregistration. Retrieved from

Paper: 7 Easy Steps to Open Science: An Annotated Reading List

Crüwell, S., Van Doorn, J., Etz, A., Makel, M. C., Moshontz, H., Niebaum, J. C., Orben, A., Parsons, S., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (In press). Zeitschrift für Psychologie. Preprint retrieved from

Paper: The emerging relationship between clinical psychology and the credibility movement

Reardon, K. W., Corker, K. S., & Tackett, J. L. (In press). The emerging relationship between clinical psychology and the credibility movement. The Behavior Therapist. [Preprint at]

Media training materials

How to communicate with journalists:

Responsible communication with the public (including discussion of how to handle preprints):

Five questions to ask when reading science news

Strategies to identify research that is reliable:

Tools & Tips to Manage Your Lab

A list of tools for researchers to use to help manage their students, projects, and writing reports:


Psych-DS is an in-progress community attempt to define a standard way of formatting and documenting scientific datasets.

SIPS 2017

Psychological Science Accelerator

The Psychological Science Accelerator is a decentralized, massive, international collaboration of psychological researchers; read more here.

Open Science Video Series (2017, with COS and SPSP)

During SIPS 2017, 5 short videos were recorded that served as an introduction to major topics within the area of open science.

Paper: Pros and cons of replication research

Zwaan, R. A., Etz, A., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B. (2017). Making replications mainstream. Brain and Behavioral Sciences. doi:

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Paper: Improving peer review

Davis, W. E., Giner-Sorolla, R., Stephen Lindsay, D., Lougheed, J. P., Makel, M. C., Meier, M. E., Sun, J., Vaughn, L. A., & Zelenski, J. M. (2018). Peer-review guidelines promoting replicability and transparency in psychological science. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science1(4), 556–573. doi:

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Paper: Increasing transparency of analysis for pre-existing data

Weston, S. J., Ritchie, S. J., Rohrer, J. M., & Przybylski, A. K. (2019). Recommendations for increasing the transparency of analysis of preexisting data sets. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science2(3), 214-227.

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Taxonomy for PsyArXiv Preprints

Brown, B. T., Eerland, A., Condon, D. M., Pfeiffer, N., Hoplock, L., Columbus, S., Kline, M. E., Moshontz, H., Binion, G., Iskiwitch, C., & Forscher, P. S. (2017). Retrieved from link.

SIPS 2016


PsyArXiv is a preprint server for psychology; read more here.


StudySwap is community “swap board” for researchers to connect to share/trade resources, including study participants; read more here.

Paper: Constraints on generality (COG)

Simons, D. J., Shoda, Y., & Lindsay, D. S. (2017). Constraints on Generality (COG): A proposed addition to all empirical papers. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 1123-1128. doi: OA version:

Paper: Experiences from the first ever SIPS meeting

Wyble, B. (2016). How to win friends and improve science: Notes from the first meeting of SIPS (the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science). Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1529-1530. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1180-x