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Making replication prestigious

  • Krzysztof J. Gorgolewski (a1), Thomas Nichols (a2) (a3) (a4), David N. Kennedy (a5), Jean-Baptiste Poline (a6) (a7) and Russell A. Poldrack (a1)...


Making replication studies widely conducted and published requires new incentives. Academic awards can provide such incentives by highlighting the best and most important replications. The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) has led such efforts by recently introducing the OHBM Replication Award. Other communities can adopt this approach to promote replications and reduce career cost for researchers performing them.



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