Call for Participation: Registered Reports Workshop 2018


Dear colleagues,  

ZPID – Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information is hosting the workshopRegistered Reports 2018”, which will bring together international experts, publishers, researchers and representatives of research service infrastructures to discuss potential implementation models of preregistration publication formats.

Invited keynote speakers include:


Registrations are now open (early bird registration ends December 15, 2017; places are limited):

The registered reports publication format offers an approach to the psychological scientific community that emphasizes the importance of the research question and the quality of the methodology prior to data collection. The format requires authors of empirical studies to preregister their study protocols including hypotheses, details on the sample size and sampling methods, and the analysis plan. The submission of an empirical study outline is followed by a standard peer review process determining the quality of research methodology. If the study is accepted as a registered report, publication is granted to the authors irrespective of the outcomes.

The issues that will be addressed relating to registered reportsare the following:

  • How can authors be encouraged to preregister their studies (reward system)?
  • What are potential tools and guidelines to support authors to preregister their studies (e.g., submission forms, best practice examples, and resources)?
  • What is the ideal submission process for preregistered studies?
  • What happens if authors have to deviate from their preregistered methodology?
  • Which basic principles, procedures, and guidelines should publishers follow?


For further information, please visit:

I look very much forward to welcoming you to ZPID in Trier in January.

Best wishes,
Michael Bosnjak

Director - Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)
Universitätsring 15
54296 Trier, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)651 201-2877

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