Understand Registration Forms

When you create a new registration, a window will appear from which you can choose a registration form. In this window, you can hover over the icons to learn more about each registration form. 

Select the registration form relevant to your project

Each registration form includes its own draft questions. While Open-Ended Registration is the most broad and applicable to general uploads, you can read definitions of the registration forms below.

Form definitions

Learn more about each registration by viewing and filling out the templates of registration forms.

Prereg Challenge: This is the preregistration form for the Center for Open Science's Preregistration Challenge (this form can also be used outside the Challenge). You will be asked a series of questions to ensure that your sampling, design, and analysis plans are solidified prior to beginning your study. Publications that preregister with this form may be eligible for a $1,000 prize. Articles must be published by an approved journal by December 31, 2018 to be eligible for a prize.

Open-Ended Registration: You will be asked to provide a narrative summary of what is contained in your project. There is no minimum character length. This form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize. 

Registered Report Protocol Preregistration: This form is intended for those who have received an "in-principle acceptance" for a registered report from a journal (see https://cos.io/rr). You will be asked to provide your accepted protocol manuscript, the journal name, and the date of in-principle acceptance. This form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize. 

Preregistration Template from AsPredicted.orgThis form is a straightforward preregistration form in which you will be asked eight questions based on procedures from AsPredicted.orgThis form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize.

OSF-Standard Pre-Data Collection Registration: You will be asked if data collection is underway and if you have looked at your data already. You will be provided an opportunity to post other comments about your project. This form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize.

Replication Recipe (Brandt et al., 2013): Preregistration: This form is intended for use when conducting a replication. You will be asked a series of questions about the study you intend to replicate. This form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize. 

Replication Recipe (Brandt et al., 2013): Post-Completion: This form is intended for use upon completion of a replication study, as outlined by Brandt et al., "The Replication Recipe: What Makes for a Convincing Replication?" You will be asked to answer a series of questions about the outcomes of your replication and how they compare to the original study. This form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize. 

Preregistration in Social Psychology (van't Veer & Giner-Sorolla, 2016): Preregistration: This form is intended for use when conducting a preregistration. You will be asked to fill out the elements for a preregistration as described in: van't Veer & Griner-Sorolla (2016). This form is not a valid submission for the Preregistration Prize.