…give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgement in one particular direction or another.
– Richard Feynman, 1973
Scientific progress depends on scientists sharing their results and the methods used to derive those results. This sort of transparency is not controversial.
However standard practices in many disciplines work against transparency, and this can create systematic bias in the published literature. Evidence suggests that this sort of bias is relatively common in ecology and evolutionary biology, but fortunately there is a growing awareness of this problem and of strategies to improve transparency and reduce bias.
The different pages on this website provide resources to help individual ecologists and evolutionary biologists make their work more transparent, and to help journals, funders, universities, and other institutions promote more transparent practices. The website also hosts a blog on issues of interest to transparency in science.
For more information, suggestions or if you would like to be involved in this project, please contact the co-organizers of this website.