Evidence for prereg posters as a platform for preregistration

Prereg posters are conference posters that present planned scientific projects. We provide preliminary evidence for their value in receiving constructive feedback, promoting open science and supporting early-career researchers.

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Fig. 1: Kinds of feedback received for posters.
Fig. 2: Indications of presenters’ career stage.


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K.B. and A.C. are/were employed by the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) and its Credibility in Neuroscience programme, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation (GAT3674), and played a key role in the design, conceptualization, data collection, analysis and preparation of this manuscript. The BNA further provided the venue for data collection (at the BNA2019 Neuroscience Festival). Other funders contributed to the time of the authors, namely a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (SUAI/028 RG94188) to R.T., UK Medical Research Council grant (SUAG/010 RG91365) to R.H. and ERC Consolidator grant (647893-CCT) to C.D.C., but had no role in the conceptualization, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.

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K.B. designed, planned, and carried out the survey; collected the data; and provided input on the paper. A.C. conceived the idea; designed and planned the survey; and provided input on the paper. C.D.C. provided input on the paper. R.H. directed the project together with R.T.; commented on structure and analysis approach since early drafts; and provided input on the paper. R.T. directed the project together with R.H.; analysed the data; wrote the paper with input from all authors; and shared the data on OSF.

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Brouwers, K., Cooke, A., Chambers, C.D. et al. Evidence for prereg posters as a platform for preregistration. Nat Hum Behav (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0868-z

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