Open Practice Badges

Open Practices Badges are given when a researcher links a resource to their registration. Researchers are responsible for adhering to the criteria for each badge (see details below). 

Open Practice Badges are used as a method to normalize and incentivize open science practices.

Open Practice Badges tell readers, funders, and journal editors that you are complying with transparency expectations (see badges below for details).

A growing trend in journals is to share and display open science badges when publishing articles. You can find a list of participating journals here.

 

Earning an Open Practice Badge

Simply ensure that you meet that badge’s criteria (see below), have the resource stored in a repository, and add the Resource with its DOI.

Displaying a badge on your registration means that all contributors have permission and legal authority to all resources for each badge and assert that the resource meets each badge’s criteria.

 

Badges Available and Criteria

Each badge has its own set of criteria that contributors agree to adhere to when linking resources to their registration. Below is a summary for each badge. 

Data

The Open Data badge is awarded when digitally-shareable data necessary to reproduce the reported results are publicly available.

  • Publicly available on an open-access repository with a DOI. This should be time-stamped, immutable, and permanent.
  • A data dictionary is included with enough information so it can be reproduced.
  • Has an open license that allows others to copy, distribute, and use the data.
  • View detailed criteria.
Examples
  • Datasets

Analytic Code

The Open Analytic Code badge is earned by making publicly available the analytical code needed to reproduce the reported analysis.


  • Publicly available on an open-access repository with a DOI.
  • Has information so a researcher knows how the code plays into the study design. 
  • Has an open license that allows others to copy, distribute, and use the code.
  • View detailed criteria.
Examples
  • Analytic Code
  • Scripts

Materials

The Open Materials badge is earned by making publicly available the components of the research methodology needed to reproduce the reported procedure and analysis.
  • Publicly available on an open-access repository with a DOI. This should be time-stamped, immutable, and permanent.
  • Any components that cannot be digitally shared are described with enough information so it can be reproduced.
  • Has information so a researcher knows how the material plays into the study design.
  • Has an open license that allows others to copy, distribute, and use the materials.
  • View detailed criteria.
Examples
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Models
  • Moderator Guides
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • Software
  • Stimuli
  • Surveys

Papers

Manuscripts generated from a study.

The Papers badge is earned by making publicly available any manuscripts, papers, reports, and articles that were generated from the study. 

  • Publicly available on an open-access repository with a DOI.
Examples
  • Peer-reviewed Articles
  • Book Chapter
  • Dissertation
  • Manuscripts

Supplements

The supplements badge is earned by making publicly available any other resources that are related to a study that do not align with any of the previous items.

  • Publicly available on an open-access repository with a DOI.
Examples
  • Data Management and Sharing Plan
  • Data Dictionary
  • Events
  • Figures
  • IRB
  • Any item that does not fit well within the other categories
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