If you have projects or submission drafts on my topics of interest, consider sending me your work for feedback, or emailing me about possible collaborations.
Large teams I work with:
- Psychological Science Accelerator: Open science
- UCMeta: Meta research
- Centre for Human and Cultural Values: Societal Issues
Since I’m now receiving requests for collaborations on a regular basis, I believe it’s important to set expectations publicly well in advance, which is why I decided to add this section. Please go over this in detail before approaching me to suggest a collaboration. These only refer to collaborations on coauthored submissions. I am also happy to provide feedback and share data without a full collaboration, depending on my availability.
My general approach to collaborations:
- I take an active role in my collaborative work, and I expect to be notified of project developments and planning.
- It is important for me to know and understand the projects I join. I will expect to be involved in all stages of the project. I expect to have access to all materials from the project: IRBs/procedures/data/code/etc.
- Open and transparent science
- I support the Open Science Movement. Unless agreed otherwise, I expect that we will pursue full transparency and sharing of all procedures, materials/stimuli, data, code, exclusions, etc. on the Open Science Framework and in the supplementary materials, and that we’ll be sharing our work as preprints and opening it up to open peer-review.
- I support the TOP/PRO initiatives to disclose all decisions made during design, collection, and analysis.
- I expect we will be using R (/JAMOVI) for all analyses and coding. Ideally, but not a must, with RMarkdown.
- I assume, by default, that all studies will be pre-registered. If this is a new project and there are no restrictions, I have a strong preference for Registered Reports and would urge you (/us) to consider these as an option for your suggested collaboration.
- Working together
- I expect and will engage in responsive, open, and respectful communications.
- I expect and will offer a commitment to the project from the moment we begin working together until either (1) the project is published and archived, (2) we both discussed and decided to put it on-hold or move it to lower priority.
- I would need to go over and approve any official submissions that include me as a coauthor before submission (a week’s notice is usually enough, if previously checked with me to make sure I’m available that week).
- Goals and contribution
- The target journal(s) should be clear and predetermined at the beginning of the collaboration. I am more likely to accept a collaboration leading to a submission to journals in psychology that publish social/personality/cognitive psychology, with preference towards those that support and promote open-science, though I am open to discussing other options.
- Co-authorship should be clear and predetermined at the beginning of the collaboration.
Specific clearer cases:
- If you work under my supervision and take the lead: you will be the first author. I will be corresponding author as a default, unless we discuss need to address academic career goals and accepting responsibility.
- If we work on a project together from the start: equal-authorship with randomized order with clear indication in the manuscript.
- We will clearly outline contributions using the CRediT taxonomy.
If you are a student and want to work with me:
- Working together means aiming for a coauthored submission of an article to a journal of the work you do with me.
- You will have to take the lead and do the work. This involves: being able to work independently and learn things on your own based on provided resources and guides.
- At the very minimum: I will guide and advise on the general project plan, I will go over your work in every major step, I will provide constructive feedback and clear examples of how to improve, and I will guide you regarding the next step to take. For submissions, I will take part in verifying your work and finalizing the writing and ensuring it meets the academic standards for a submission.
For those working with me longer term (guided thesis/mPhil/PhD/Postdoc, etc.):
- Work-life balance and mental well-being come first. Always.
(I never expect you to work late evenings, nights, or weekends. You set your own schedule, and I will trust you to set a schedule for yourself that is healthy and balanced. Whatever I might do that may interpreted otherwise is an unintentional misunderstanding. Please do ask and let me know if there might be some confusion about that).
- You are a collaborator.
- You lead your projects and are in control.
- You decide project, speed, targets, etc.
- You are 1st author on your work. I am an author if I contributed meaningfully.
- It is my role to support and offer guidance, not restrict you.
- You are encouraged to work with other PIs/scholars/students. I try and help facilitate that whenever possible.
- You learn much faster than I do. I learn from my work with you, and you help me do better science & be a better person. Your proactiveness and engagement are important.
- I am human, I make mistakes (a lot), you will most likely know your projects far better than I do. Discussion and speaking up is important.