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Tom Hardwicke

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr Tom Hardwicke completed a BSc in Psychology at Cardiff University, MRes in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Birmingham, and PhD in Experimental Psychology at University College London before joining the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017. After two happy years in the Californian sunshine, Tom is now heading across the pond to Germany in January 2019 to set up the Meta-Research Innovation Center Berlin (METRIC-Berlin). Tom’s work involves empirical assessments of bias and reproduciblity, developing tools and guidelines to improve research transparency and mitigate error, and evaluating policies and initiatives intended to improve the quality and efficiency of the scientific endeavour, such as pre-registration, Registered Reports, and open data.

METRIC-Berlin Publications

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Whilst some scientists study insects, molecules, brains, or clouds, other scientists study science itself. Meta-research, or …

Preregistration clarifies the distinction between planned and unplanned research by reducing unnoticed flexibility. This improves …

Serious concerns about research quality have catalyzed a number of reform initiatives intended to improve transparency and …

Registered reports present a substantial departure from traditional publishing models with the goal of enhancing the transparency and …

The vast majority of scientific articles published to-date have not been accompanied by concomitant publication of the underlying …

METRIC-Berlin Talks

The scientific method has proven its worth on innumerable occasions. However, serious questions have been raised about the credibility …