Open science practices for eating disorders research

Natasha L. Burke, Guido K. W. Frank, Anja Hilbert, Thomas Hildebrandt, Kelly L. Klump, Jennifer J. Thomas, Tracey D. Wade, B. Timothy Walsh, Shirley B. Wang, Ruth Striegel Weissman

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This editorial seeks to encourage the increased application of three open science practices in eating disorders research: Preregistration, Registered Reports, and the sharing of materials, data, and code. For each of these practices, we introduce updated International Journal of Eating Disorders author and reviewer guidance. Updates include the introduction of open science badges; specific instructions about how to improve transparency; and the introduction of Registered Reports of systematic or meta-analytical reviews. The editorial also seeks to encourage the study of open science practices. Open science practices pose considerable time and other resource burdens. Therefore, research is needed to help determine the value of these added burdens and to identify efficient strategies for implementing open science practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1729
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • clinical trial preregistration
  • data sharing
  • eating disorder
  • material sharing
  • open access
  • open science
  • registered report
  • replication
  • reproducibility
  • transparency


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