Accelerating the growth of cumulative knowledge and innovation by facilitating and incentivizing the independent verification of published scientific findings.Learn More
Independent verification is the cornerstone of science, however, in practice, the independent verification of published findings is difficult and not rewarded. Hence, gauging the reliability and validity of published scientific findings is typically very difficult (if not impossible). Curate Science is a web application that aims to help in these regards by facilitating and incentivizing the independent verification of published scientific findings in several respects.
Independent verification is facilitated by enabling researchers to (1) link independent replications to original studies (and eventually linking conceptual replication studies meta-analytically), (2) curate available data/syntax to verify reproducibility of results within the browser, and (3) critically evaluate the interpretation/validity of findings via in-line comments (i.e., post-publication peer review on stereoids given evaluation done in the context of available data and replicability information).
Curate Science will incentivize independent verification by (1) prominently displaying recent user contributions on the homepage to reward researchers and (2) offering unique high-utility features that motivate users to regularly use and engage with site content (e.g., notifications of new replications, new activity on articles a user has contributed to, and discovery of new related articles). Furthermore, knowing that other researchers can benefit from one's independent verification activities acts as an incentive to actually engage in those activities. For example, a researcher is more likely to verify the reproducibility of a study's results if they know other researchers' may benefit from those activities (e.g., researchers wanting to re-analyze a study's data from a different theoretical perspective can greatly benefit from a researcher who curated a study's data files to verify reproducibility). See Features, for a flowchart of our core features.
With a clean conscience: Cleanliness reduces the severity of moral judgments
Schnall, Benton, & Harvey (2008)
The framing of decisions and the psychology of choice
Tversky & Kahneman (1981)
Coherent arbitrariness: Stable demand curves without stable preferences
Ariely et al. (2003)
|Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect|
|Automaticity of social behavior: Direct effects of trait construct and stereotype activation on action|
|Bargh, Chen, & Burrows (1996)||Data||Materials||Registrations||Disclosures|
|Two birds with one stone: A preregistered adversarial collaboration on horizontal eye movements in free recall|
|Matzke, Nieuwenhuis, van Rijn, Slagter, van der Molen, & Wagenmakers (2013)||Data||Materials||Registrations||Disclosures|
Washing away your sins: Threatened morality and physical cleansing
Zhong & Liljenquist (2006)
Elaboration enhances the imagined contact effect
Husnu & Crisp (2010)
Lightning-fast Search with Auto-complete
Our homepage will feature a lightning-fast search with auto-complete so that you can quickly find what you're looking for. To browse, you can select from the Most Curated or Recently Updated articles lists.
Innovative Search Results Page
Easily find relevant articles via icons that indicate availability of data/syntax, materials, replication studies, reproducibility info, and pre-registration info. Looking for articles that have specific components available? Use custom filters to only display those articles (e.g., only display articles with available data/syntax)!
Article Page: Putting it all Together
Our flagship feature is the consolidation and curation of key information about published articles, which all come together on the article page. The page will feature automatically updating effect size graphs, in-browser R analyses to verify to reproducibility of results, editable fields to add, modify, or update study information, and element-specific in-line commenting.
User Profile Dashboard Page
The user dashboard will display a user's recent contributions, a list of their own articles, reading and analyses history, recent activities by other users, and notifications customization.
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