What Should Be the Data Sharing Policy of Cognitive Science?


Correspondence should be sent to Mark A. Pitt, Department of Psychology, 1835 Neil Avenue, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 43210. E-mail: pitt.2@osu.edu, tang.162@osu.edu


There is a growing chorus of voices in the scientific community calling for greater openness in the sharing of raw data that lead to a publication. In this commentary, we discuss the merits of sharing, common concerns that are raised, and practical issues that arise in developing a sharing policy. We suggest that the cognitive science community discuss the topic and establish a data-sharing policy.