Research Practice Survey: An invitation to take part

Help us paint a clearer picture of research practices today.

By Kora Korzec, Community Manager

We’re inviting researchers across the life and biomedical sciences to help us paint a clearer picture of research practices today.

With your input, we will explore which open science practices are becoming established across disciplines and geographies, and which other methods of conducting and communicating research are standing the test of time.

  1. Take the survey

Many new experiments and policies seek to change the ways in which research is being carried out, published and assessed. Posting preprints to bioRxiv is gaining momentum, and many funders now support Plan S. At the same time, practices for assessing researchers can discourage open sharing of one’s work. So where are we heading?

Tell us about your experiences and favoured practices in this anonymous survey and you could win $100.

Our investigation of research practice is of broad interest to institutions across the world. We invite your input in partnership with

The African Academy of Sciences

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)



the CABANA Network

the Center for Open Science

European Physical Society

Future of Research

FWF Austrian Science Fund

H3ABioNet Pan African Bioinformatics Network for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa


The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

National University of Singapore

New Zealand Ecological Society

New Zealand Marine Sciences Society

Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile

The Polish Academy of Sciences

The Max Planck Society

Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute

At eLife, we’re committed to openness. We wish to understand the relationship with open science practice of the wider scientific community, so we can work to achieve openness as effectively as we can.

The results of the survey will be published openly in early 2020, along with the data for further analysis.

If you’re interested in helping distribute the survey, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Kora Korzec, Community Manager on k.korzec[at]


We welcome comments, questions and feedback. Please annotate publicly on the article or contact us at hello [at] elifesciences [dot] org.

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