Marcus Munafò and colleagues have recently published two papers in the Nature stable of journals arguing that Open Science practices can help make research findings more robust, and advance scientific discovery.
In the first paper
, published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, the authors discuss how to achieve transparent and reproducible neuroimaging research. The authors suggest pre-registering methods and analysis plans in order to increase the transparency of any changes to these plans after data collection. The paper stresses the importance of these issues with large amounts of funding invested in neuroimaging research.
The second paper
proposes a manifesto for reproducible science and is published in Nature Human Behaviour. Marcus and colleagues expand perspectives to discuss issues with science as whole. Pre-registration is again recommended, in addition to open access, data sharing and adherence to reporting guidelines.