Awarded a Campbell Methods Grant

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We are honored to announce that Michèle Nuijten was awarded a $20,000 methods grant from the Campbell Collaboration, together with meta-analysis expert Joshua R. Polanin. They were awarded the grant for the project “Verifying the Accuracy of Statistical Significance Testing in Campbell Collaboration Systematic Reviews Through the Use of the R Package statcheck”. The grant is part of the Campbell Collaboration’s program to supporting innovative methods development in order to improve the quality of systematic reviews. For more information about the grant and the three other recipients, see their website here.

ERC Consolidator Grant for Jelte Wicherts

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Jelte Wicherts has been awarded a prestigious 2 million euro Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). With the money the meta-research group will be expanded with two postdocs and two PhD students.

The project is entitled IMPROVE: Innovative Methods for Psychology: Reproducible, Open, Valid, and Efficient and will start in the second half of 2017.

Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for statcheck

Michèle Nuijten and Sacha Epskamp are two of the nine winners of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal prize for Open Social Science for their work on statcheck. This prize is an initiative of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), and comes with a prize of $10,000. They will receive their prize at the 2016 BITSS annual meeting, along with seven other researchers and educators.

Read more here.