Materials, code, & protocol sharing

2023-11-13 Mon

Rick Gilmore




Materials, code, & protocol sharing

Quest: Sharing materials and protocols

Your mission:

What to share


  • Survey instruments
  • Displays


  • Stimulus generation (e.g., computer task)
  • Data analysis code
  • SPSS syntax, R/Python/SAS/MATLAB, etc.
  • Computational environments (e.g., containers)


Where to share

Data repositories


Growth in Databrary investigators and Institutions from # When/how to share

Play & Learning Across a Year (PLAY) Project

Soska et al. (2021)

Figure 2 from Soska et al. (2021)

Figure 1 from Soska et al. (2021)

Table 1 from Soska et al. (2021)

Your turn

  • What do students want researchers to share?
  • What are the pros and cons of active vs. post hoc data curation?

Next time

Open science tools



Crüwell, S., Doorn, J. van, Etz, A., Makel, M. C., Moshontz, H., Niebaum, J. C., … Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (2019). Seven easy steps to open science. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 227(4), 237–248.
FORRT - framework for open and reproducible research training. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Gilmore, R. O., & Adolph, K. E. (2017a). Video can make behavioural research more reproducible. Nature Human Behavior, 1.
Gilmore, R. O., & Adolph, K. E. (2017b). Video can make behavioural science more reproducible. Nature Human Behaviour, 1(7).
Gilmore, R. O., Hillary, F., Lazar, N., & Wham, B. (2023). Penn state open science survey. Retrieved from
Gilroy, S. P., & Kaplan, B. A. (2019). Furthering open science in behavior analysis: An introduction and tutorial for using GitHub in research. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42(3), 565–581.
Kathawalla, U.-K., Silverstein, P., & Syed, M. (2021). Easing into open science: A guide for graduate students and their advisors. Collabra. Psychology, 7(1).
Soska, K. C., Xu, M., Gonzalez, S. L., Herzberg, O., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Gilmore, R. O., & Adolph, K. E. (2021). (Hyper)active data curation: A video case study from behavioral science. Journal of Escience Librarianship, 10(3).