Research Transparency

SREE supports the movement in the scientific ecosystem toward empirical research that is more transparent, open, and reproducible. Consistent with SREE’s values, it is our view that open science facilitates the alignment of scientific practice with scientific ideals, accelerates scientific discovery, broadens access to scientific knowledge, and improves the credibility of empirical research on the effectiveness of educational interventions.

To operationalize this support of open science, the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness (JREE)our flagship publication—is a signatory of the TOP Guidelines. These guidelines provide a set of modular standards for moving published empirical research toward greater openness. JREE welcomes replication studies as well as papers with strong methods that find null or negative results. In addition, JREE requires authors of new submissions to complete and submit a TOP Guidelines Disclosure Form for disclosing whether or not they have used open science practices in the TOP Guidelines.

We have created the below list of curated resources for authors and SREE members who would like to learn more about the open science practices in the TOP Guidelines:

Study and Analysis Plan Preregistration

Data, Code, and Materials Transparency

Citation Standards

Design and Analysis Reporting Guidelines


General Guidance


Further resources can be found on the Open Scholarship Knowledge Base.

We welcome suggestions for further resources to include on this page! SREE members and JREE authors who interested in research transparency can email Sean Grant, Methodological Transparency Editor of JREE (spgrant [at] iu [dot] edu).