What is it about?

Not enough interventions that work make it to the people who need them. One bottle-neck appears to be that not enough interventions that help people are testing in real world settings (i.e., embedded pragmatic clinical trials). We call on psychologists to apply their hard-earned skills in open science to these real world trials and discuss how open science principles would have changed our own real world intervention work.

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Why is it important?

Psychologists are among the best positioned researchers to ensure that interventions brought to the masses rest on the best possible science. Embedded pragmatic clinical trials are one of the last steps in bringing interventions to real people who need them (Onken et al., 2014). Psychologists spent the 2010s actively confronting the costs of not systematically employing open science principles in their work (Nosek et al., 2022). Yet to our knowledge, there has been little discourse about how open science might be applied to these real world trials.

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This page is a summary of: Open science in dementia care embedded pragmatic clinical trials., Psychology and Aging, February 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/pag0000644.
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