In a study preregistration, researchers specify the details of the research design, sample, and statistical analyses of their planned study and submit this information to a repository before starting the data collection. This practice increases the transparency of the research process and works as a safeguard against questionable research practices (e.g., "HARKing" - hypothesizing after results are known).

Via its  PreReg in Psychology  platform, ZPID promotes preregistration by offering a domain-specific repository (Repository Track) and, additionally, free-of-charge data collection for high-quality preregistrations in psychology (Lab Track).

Preregistrations submitted to  PreReg in Psychology  will be archived in  PsychArchives, a repository for psychological science. To facilitate citability, each preregistration will receive a timestamp and be assigned a DOI (digital object identifier).

Accepted Lab Track submissions will receive complimentary data collection via the  PsychLab  service, which provides either the funding for an online study sample or the opportunity to outsource the data collection of an eye tracking (or any PC-based) study to our on-site lab in Trier.

For more information, please visit  PreReg in Psychology  or contact us directly if any questions remain!