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


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

  • Gregory Francis, Purdue University

  • Richard Morey, Cardiff University

  • Tom Hardwicke, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Conference Call: Open Science in Psychology 2019

How to Submit a Structured Abstract for this Conference

Submission Guidelines for Structured Abstracts

Structured abstracts should contain a minimum of 350 words and a maximum of 1000 words. You will be able to submit your text directly by entering it into a text box- no file upload will be available.

Abstracts should encompass information on each of the following headings:

(a) Background,

(b) Objectives

(c) Research question(s) and/or hypothesis/es,

(d) Method/Approach,

(e) Results/Findings,

(f) Conclusions and implications (expected).

To submit a structured abstract, you need to create an account as an author with this conference here first. Make sure to check the box labelled “Author” in the form.

Once you are logged into your account, you can start the submission process in your "User Home", or simply by clicking on this link.

Detailed instructions on the steps to submit a structured abstract are outlined here.


Abstracts can be submitted until January 31, 2019, using this link.


Conference timeline

January 31, 2019

Abstracts due, to be submitted using this link.

February 7, 2019

Registration opens

February 7, 2019

Invitations to present due

March 12–14, 2019

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


Registration fees

EUR 150 for participants (without presentation), EUR 100 for presenters