Publication in Nature about Open Science
These are Zoltan Kekecs own words about the project:
In this project we developed a checklist for researchers in the field of social sciences to improve and document the transparency of their research reports. This checklist contains a list of actions that contribute to the openness and transparency of a research study described in a paper.
The checklist was created based on the consensus of a group of experts on the field: 45 editors-in-chiefs or associate editors of the top 100 behavioural and social science journals, and 18 additional open-science advocates.
We also created a web-app where researchers can easily complete the checklist and generate a report which they can attach to their manuscript submission or accepted publication, which will show to the editors and readers the extent to which the work uses the state of the art in terms of transparency and openness. The web-app can be found here:
We are currently in the process of translating the checklist to different languages. We have translators for most languages popular in western Europe, but we are still looking for a volunteer to translate the checklist to Swedish.
I mainly participated in putting together the original list of transparency items which was later revised during the consensus process, and in designing the consensus process itself.