I have a conflict of interest. Should I reproduce/replicate the paper?
Our conflict of interest policy is available here. Please reach out to us if you are unsure whether you have a conflict of interest.
Do I need to reveal my identity?
You may choose to remain anonymous. The decision to reveal (or not) your identity can be made at any point in time (e.g., after you have seen the answer from the original authors).
Can I publish my replication/sensitivity analysis?
Yes, this is your work and you may obviously publish it in an academic journal or disseminate it in whatever form you would like. Our collaborators may help you disseminate your work through MetaArXiv preprints (https://osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/, https://ideas.repec.org/s/osf/metaar.html). See here for outlets and special issues which may be interested in your work.
Can I collaborate with someone for the replication?
Yes, we welcome collaborations. We will also let you know if someone else is replicating or conducting sensitivity analysis for the same study and may (if wanted) put you in touch with the other researcher(s).
What happens once I finalize my replication/sensitivity analysis?
Your report will then be sent to the original author(s) who will have a chance to answer. We urge you to wait for the original authors’ reply before publicly circulating your replication. Their answer will be forwarded to you, allowing you to modify your report (if wanted) prior to dissemination.
I have reproduced the findings of a paper and did not find any coding error. What should I do?
Please report this outcome in your report. See here for more details.
I uncovered a coding error. What should I do?
Mention this coding error and how it changes the study’s conclusions in your report. See here for more details.
I have replicated a study and the results are robust. What should I do?
Please report this outcome and the robustness checks you have conducted in your report. See here for more details.
Should I provide my codes/programs along with my replication report?
Yes, it is compulsory to provide your codes/programs.
I have a question for the original authors. What should I do?
You can either reach out to the original author(s) or email us your question(s) and we will reach out the original author(s). See our templates of emails for such interactions.
I am unsure whether a robustness check that I have conducted makes sense. What should I do?
You may include this information in your report. The original author(s) will have a chance to comment on your report prior to dissemination. You may then decide on whether to omit/include this robustness check.