Accelerating the growth of cumulative knowledge and innovation by facilitating and incentivizing the independent verification of published scientific findings.Learn More
Independent verification is the cornerstone of science. In practice, however, independent verification of published findings is difficult and not rewarded, hence, gauging the reliability and validity of published scientific findings is typically very difficult (if not impossible). Curate Science is a web application that aims to help in these regards by facilitating and incentivizing the independent verification of published scientific findings.
Independent verification is facilitated by enabling researchers to (1) link independent replications to original studies (& eventually linking conceptual replication studies meta-analytically), (2) curate available data/syntax to verify reproducibility of results within one’s web browser, and (3) critically evaluate the interpretation/validity of findings via in-line comments (i.e., post-publication peer review on steroids given evaluation done in the context of available data & replicability information).
Curate Science incentivizes independent verification by giving credit and public recognition to researchers by prominently displaying user contributions on the homepage. Centralizing such activities further motivates independent verification because researchers get the satisfaction of knowing that their contributions will benefit other researchers (e.g., re-analyzing data from a different theoretical perspective is dramatically facilitated once raw data are curated). See Features, for a flowchart of our core features.
With a clean conscience: Cleanliness reduces the severity of moral judgments
Schnall, Benton, & Harvey (2008)
The framing of decisions and the psychology of choice
Tversky & Kahneman (1981)
Coherent arbitrariness: Stable demand curves without stable preferences
Ariely et al. (2003)
|Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect|
|Automaticity of social behavior: Direct effects of trait construct and stereotype activation on action|
|Bargh, Chen, & Burrows (1996)||Data||Materials||Registrations||Disclosures|
|Two birds with one stone: A preregistered adversarial collaboration on horizontal eye movements in free recall|
|Matzke, Nieuwenhuis, van Rijn, Slagter, van der Molen, & Wagenmakers (2013)||Data||Materials||Registrations||Disclosures|
Washing away your sins: Threatened morality and physical cleansing
Zhong & Liljenquist (2006)
Lightning-fast Search with Auto-complete
Our homepage will feature a lightning-fast search with auto-complete so that you can quickly find what you're looking for. To browse, you can select from the Most Curated or Recently Updated articles lists.
Innovative Search Results Page
Easily find relevant articles via icons that indicate availability of data/syntax, materials, replication studies, reproducibility info, and pre-registration info. Looking for articles that have specific components available? Use custom filters to only display those articles (e.g., only display articles with available data/syntax)!
Article Page: Putting it all Together
Our flagship feature is the consolidation and curation of key information about published articles, which all come together on the article page. The page will feature automatically updating meta-analytic effect size forest plots, in-browser R analyses to verify to reproducibility of results, editable fields to add, modify, or update study information, and element-specific in-line commenting.
User Profile Dashboard Page
The user dashboard will display a user's recent contributions, a list of their own articles, reading and analyses history, recent activities by other users, and notifications customization.