Open Research Badges

Open Research Badge for data curation Open Research Badge for open data Open Research Badge for methodology Open Research Badge for pre-registration Open Research Badge for methodology Open Research Badge for open materials Open Research Badge for resources

Strong documentation, public sharing, and other open science practices are recognized as desirable but are not often rewarded. Receiving credit for contributions to the research lifecycle can incentivize researchers to increase the transparency of their work.

Open Research Badges are a mechanism for giving that credit. Badges are digital credentials—they are issued to an individual or group of individuals by a verifying body such as a journal or other organization. Badges can be displayed on a manuscript, resume, or a personal profile as a sign that the researcher practices open science.

Email us with questions or if you would like to put badges in your journal.

Open Research Badges are supported by:

Open Research Badges Collaborator: BioMed Central Open Research Badges Collaborator: Center for Open Science Open Research Badges Collaborator: Data Science Open Research Badges Collaborator: Mozilla Science Open Research Badges Collaborator: ORCID Open Research Badges Collaborator: PLOS Open Research Badges Collaborator: Wellcome Trust