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About the project

For scientific progress, it is pivotal to review research findings by independently replicating results, thus making the findings more reliable. However, in econometric research, it is not yet common practice to publish replication findings. This wiki serves as a database of empirical studies, the availability of replication material for them and of replication studies. It can help teaching replication to students. Seminars at several faculties internationally were already taught for which the information of this database was used.

So far the focus has been on some leading journals in economics. Replication results can be published as replication working papers of the University of Göttingen's Center for Statistics.
Teaching and providing access to information will raise awareness for the need for replications, provide a basis for research about the reasons why replications so often fail and how this can be changed, and educate future generations of economists about how to make research replicable. The starting phase of this project was funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Please cite as:
If you mention the ReplicationWiki in your research, especially when you use data from it, do not forget to cite the study describing it: ReplicationWiki - Improving Transparency in the Social Sciences, by Jan H. Höffler, D-Lib Magazine, March/April 2017, Volume 23, Number 3/4, doi: 10.1045/march2017-hoeffler.

Join the project

You can join the project by entering a new replication or empirical studies that could be replicated. For the latter you can vote which ones you find most relevant to be replicated. Furthermore, you can improve the articles in the wiki and make comments. Under current events you can announce news and upcoming events. The community portal lists open tasks and suggestions for the wiki.

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The ReplicationWiki will be discussed at a Presentation Open Science Initiative (Thursday, September 26 18:15 - 19:15, A701), which will be live-streamed and later be provided at youtube] and itunes. There will also be an Open Session on Replication and Publication Bias (Friday, September 27, 9-10:30, A 703), at the digitalsocieties2019, 2nd Annual Conference of the Academy of Sociology (AS), Konstanz, Germany, September 25-27, 2019. You can get the the latest reports about the conference and discuss it on twitter: / #akadsoz2019

Keynote:Do We Need Open Science in Sociology? by Nate Breznau at the Student Congress for Sociology, Bochum, Germany, September 21, 2019

cascad is launched, the first certification agency for scientific code & data, July 10, 2019

A MOOC on Reproducible Research is offered by the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) in French and English from October 22 to December 19, 2018.

A session Openness and Integrity in Methods Teaching and Research , including a talk that suggests to use the ReplicationWiki, was held at the American Political Sciences Association Annual Meeting , August 30 – September 2, 2018, in Boston, USA.

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