Open Science 2019

March 12, 2019 – March 14, 2019

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

Event Location: University of Trier, Main Campus (Campus I), N-building, room N2

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Registration is closed.


Final program available here.


As a response to the replication crisis in psychology, the last six years witnessed the development and implementation of various standards of open science, most notably replicability projects, pre-registrations, registered reports, open data, reproducible scripts, as well as transparency and openness promotion guidelines for scientific journals. It is yet unclear to which extent the implementation of these methods have changed the way how psychological research is carried out and what we have learned so far about the stability and generalizability of psychological phenomena. The general goal of this conference is to give a relatively broad overview of
  • what has and what has not yet been achieved,
  • what are still prevailing problems, and
  • whether the aforementioned open science standards have led to new insights about psychological phenomena.

Possible topics of conference presentations may include:

Methodological and statistical issues such as:

  • What kind evidence for p-hacking, questionable research practices (QRPs) and HARKING (hypothesizing after the results are known) exists and what has possibily changed over the course of time?
  • What are methodological key features of successfully replicated studies and what can be learned from that?
  • To what extent do statistical corrections for publication bias and/or for effects of questionable research practices work?

Conceptual issues such as:

  • Open science and journals: How and to which extent have open science standards changed journals' publication policies? Which types of open science requirements have mostly been implemented? How prevalent are open science requirements in psychological journals in general?
  • Quantifiable reactions of the field or subfields towards implemented changes. Examples: Studies on the number of articles with open data since these changes have been implemented. Studies on the differences among disciplines with respect to the speed of implementation of changes.
  • Effectiveness of open science: Do the claims of the open science movement hold up? We welcome metascience studies on the effectiveness of open science standards. For example, is there evidence that the implementation of open science standards has led to an increase of statistical power (frequentist statistics) or more evidence (Bayesian statistics)? To which degree do preregistered studies actually follow the preregistered design and analysis?


Invited Keynote Speakers

  • Simine Vazire, University of California: "The Credibility Revolution in Psychological Science"

  • Gregory Francis, Purdue University: "Rethinking multiple testing for replication and preregistration"

  • Richard Morey, Cardiff University: "Power, p curves, and PPVs: Statistical issues facing the methodological reform movement"

  • Tom Hardwicke, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin: "Recalibrating the scientific ecosystem through meta-research”


Conference timeline

January 31, 2019

Abstracts due

February 7, 2019

Registration opens

February 7, 2019

Invitations to present due

February 15, 2019

Registration of at least one presenting author due

March 5, 2019

Submission of conference presentation due (via e-mail to

Presentations should be 20 min + 10 min questions/discussions

March 7, 2019

Registration closes

March 12–14, 2019

International symposium on “The replication  crisis  and  open  science  in  psychology”

* * U p d a t e * *   April 18, 2019

  • Our online repository PsychArchives now offers material of the conference presentations, abstracts and more here (PsychArchives)

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