Brian Nosek Named a 2015 Influencer by Chronicle of Higher Education

Brian Nosek, photo by Casey Templeton

The Chronicle of Higher Education selected Brian Nosek, executive director of SHARE partner Center for Open Science, as one of ten influencers who “shook up higher education in the classroom, on campus, and beyond” in 2015. Nosek was chosen for founding and leading the Reproducibility Project, which systematically tried to replicate the findings of 100 studies published in three top psychology journals and was able to reproduce only 39 of them. The Chronicle notes that Nosek “forced a reckoning with deep problems in science.” As one way of tackling this issue, he and colleagues recently published findings from an experiment that shows that scientists do well at predicting which studies will not be replicable and therefore should be scrutinized more rigorously.