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Registered Reports is a publishing format that emphasizes the importance of the research question and the quality of methodology by conducting peer review prior to data collection. High quality protocols are then provisionally accepted for publication if the authors follow through with the registered methodology.

This format is designed to reward best practices in adhering to the hypothetico-deductive model of the scientific method. It eliminates a variety of questionable research practices, including low statistical power, selective reporting of results, and publication bias, while allowing complete flexibility to report serendipitous findings.

Authors or editors can register accepted, stage 1 protocols by selecting the "Registered Report Protocol Preregistration" on the OSF Registry

About OSF

OSF is a free, open source web application for project management from the non-profit, Center of Open Science. Researchers use OSF to collaborate, document, archive, share, and register research projects, materials, and data. This guide will teach you how to:

An Introduction to OSF

Using OSF for Collaborations

OSF can be used to share projects (or components of projects) publicly or with only those that should have access. Projects can also remain private. You can change the permissions for each individual component, allowing for granular access control.

Read more about how to: