An open developmental science will be more rigorous, robust, and impactful


Developmental science poses some of the most profound problems in all of science and some of the most difficult ones. Because the answers are so important to human health and well-being, it’s essential that researchers do everything possible to accelerate discovery and promote reproducibility and rigour. In this essay, we argue that fully embracing open practices—especially data and materials sharing—will achieve the goals of making developmental science more rigorous, robust, and impactful while simultaneously accelerating discovery.

Infant and Child Development