Scientists offered €1,000 to publish null results | Times Higher Education (THE)
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"A German research institute is offering scientists a €1,000 (£847) bonus if they publish null results or a replication study as part of its bid to reshape academic incentives.
The unusual offer made to the Berlin Institute of Health’s 7,000 researchers is part of a programme to boost research transparency and confidence in science amid international concerns that the pressure to produce positive experimental results that are more likely to be published by leading journals drives some scientists to manipulate data.
The institute, which combines the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin university hospital and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, is also offering the €1,000 bonus if researchers publish a preregistered pre-clinical study or a paper that reuses data previously published by others...."