Leveraging the open science framework in clinical psychological assessment research

Jennifer L. Tackett*, Cassandra M. Brandes, Kathleen Wade Reardon

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The last decade has seen enormous advances in research transparency in psychology. One of these advances has been the creation of a common interface for openness across the sciences-the Open Science Framework (OSF). While social, personality, and cognitive psychologists have been at the fore in participating in open practices on the OSF, clinical psychology has trailed behind. In this article, we discuss the advantages and special considerations for clinical assessment researchers' participation in open science broadly, and specifically in using the OSF for these purposes. We use several studies from our lab to illustrate the uses of the OSF for psychological studies, as well as the process of implementing this tool in assessment research. Among these studies are an archival assessment study, a project using an extensive unpublished assessment battery, and one in which we developed a short-form assessment instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1386-1394
Number of pages9
JournalPsychological assessment
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Metascience
  • Open Science Framework
  • Preregistration
  • Replicability
  • Transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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