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Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society

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  • Dominika Kwasnicka
  • Gill A Ten Hoor
  • Anne van Dongen
  • Ewa Gruszczyńska
  • Martin S Hagger
  • Kyra Hamilton
  • Nelli Hankonen
  • Matti Toivo Juhani Heino
  • Marie Kotzur
  • Chris Noone
  • Alexander J Rothman
  • Elaine Toomey
  • Lisa Marie Warner
  • Gerjo Kok
  • Gjalt-Jorn Peters
  • Aleksandra Luszczynska


Publication details

JournalHealth psychology review
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Oct 2020
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 19 Nov 2020
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)1-17
Early online date19/11/20
Original languageEnglish


The article describes a position statement and recommendations for actions that need to be taken to develop best practices for promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology endorsed at a Synergy Expert Group Meeting. Sixteen Synergy Meeting participants developed a set of recommendations for researchers, gatekeepers, and research end-users. The group process followed a nominal group technique and voting system to elicit and decide on the most relevant and topical issues. Seventeen priority areas were listed and voted on, 15 of them were recommended by the group. Specifically, the following priority actions for health psychology were endorsed: (1) for researchers: advancing when and how to make data open and accessible at various research stages and understanding researchers' beliefs and attitudes regarding open data; (2) for educators: integrating open science in research curricula, e.g., through online open science training modules, promoting preregistration, transparent reporting, open data and applying open science as a learning tool; (3) for journal editors: providing an open science statement, and open data policies, including a minimal requirements submission checklist. Health psychology societies and journal editors should collaborate in order to develop a coordinated plan for research integrity and open science promotion across behavioural disciplines.

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© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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