EGAP has endorsed the idea of research registration in its statement of principles. The basic idea is that registration of research designs limits the scope for “fishing” and provides a tool for assessing the scope and effects of publication bias. See here and here for discussions.
The EGAP registry focuses on designs for experiments in governance and politics. To register a design please:
- complete the pilot registration tool; this provides an automatic timestamp for your submission.
- send a more detailed preanalysis plan to us at email@example.com. Most authors find that their analysis plan needs more detail than can be provided on the online form and post these in the form on a preanalysis plan. There is currently no required format for a preanalysis plan but the plans should normally at least cover all the fields in the online form and provide more detail on analysis procedures.
Go to list of registered designs