Journal article

Privacy versus open science

Simon Dennis, Paul Garrett, Hyungwook Yim, Jihun Hamm, Adam F Osth, Vishnu Sreekumar, Ben Stone

Behavior Research Methods | SPRINGER | Published : 2019


Pervasive internet and sensor technologies promise to revolutionize psychological science. However, the data collected using these technologies are often very personal-indeed, the value of the data is often directly related to how personal they are. At the same time, driven by the replication crisis, there is a sustained push to publish data to open repositories. These movements are in fundamental conflict. In this article, we propose a way to navigate this issue. We argue that there are significant advantages to be gained by ceding the ownership of data to the participants who generate the data. We then provide desiderata for a privacy-preserving platform. In particular, we suggest that res..

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Awarded by Australian Government through the Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DP150100272), and through a Discovery Early Career Research Award (project DE170100106, awarded to A.F.O.). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or the Australian Research Council.