Advancing Scientific Integrity, Transparency, and Openness in Child Development Research: Challenges and Possible Solutions

Rick O. Gilmore, Pamela M. Cole, Suman Verma, Marcel A.G. van Aken, Carol M. Worthman

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Abstract

In 2019, the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) adopted a Policy on Scientific Integrity, Transparency, and Openness (SRCD, 2019a) and accompanying Author Guidelines on Scientific Integrity and Openness in Child Development (SRCD, 2019b). In this issue, a companion article (Gennetian, Tamis-LeMonda, & Frank) discusses the opportunities to realize SRCD’s vision for a science of child development that is open, transparent, robust, and impactful. In this article, we discuss some of the challenges associated with realizing SRCD’s vision. In identifying these challenges—protecting participants and researchers from harm, respecting diversity, and balancing the benefits of change with the costs—we also offer constructive solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalChild Development Perspectives
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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