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 for a discussion paper proposing a pilot registry for political science research.
To support registration, EGAP has been piloting a registration tool here which provides an automatic timestamp to submissions. Many researchers find that the complexity involved in experiments in political economy requires the registration of significantly more detailed analysis plans than can be handled by a simple form.
To post a preanalysis plan of this form contact us here. There is no required format but be sure that your plan covers all the fields in the online form and please indicate if you request that your submission be gated for some period (normally 18 months maximum).
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