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Discussion meeting organised by Dr Tom Hardwicke, Professor Marcus Munafò, Dr Sophia Crüwell, Professor Dorothy Bishop, Professor Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

Serious concerns about research quality have provoked debate across scientific disciplines about the merits of preregistration — publicly declaring study plans before collecting or analysing data. This meeting will initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue exploring the epistemological and pragmatic dimensions of preregistration, identifying potential limits of application, and developing a practical agenda to guide future research and optimise implementation.

The schedule of talks, speaker biographies and abstracts will be available shortly. 

Poster session and flash talks

There will be a lightning talk and poster session on Monday 4 March 2024. This is an opportunity to share brief updates about meta-research, ideas and tools related to preregistration. Lightning talks will be five minutes. If you would like to apply to present, please submit your proposed title, abstract (no more than 200 words), author list, name of proposed presenter, and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than 30 November 2023. Please state whether you would like to be considered to present a lightning talk and/or poster. Please be aware that it will take time to hear back about the success of your abstract, but the organisers intend to respond before the New Year. Anybody is welcome to apply.

Attending the meeting

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Both in person and online attendance available
  • Please register to attend via Eventbrite. An optional lunch is also available to purchase. 

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes Team