I (Bob) have met the pre-registration challenge! I pre-registered a set of replication studies (Calin-Jageman, 2018), and now that they are published, I’ve received confirmation from the Center for Open Science that I have met the challenge–a check for $1,000 will arrive in my mail around July 1st. What a great little bonus to incentivize good scientific practices!
The project started when I read the original research in later 2015. I developed a replication study, completed a pre-registration template in January 2016, and sent my work into the Center for Open Science to submit for the challenge. I had comments back within days, and after a couple of tweaks my pre-registration was accepted. I ended up doing a lot more than I thought on the project–lots of studies and little issues to track down, and then a very lengthy review process. All-in-all, it’s been about 2.5 years from idea to publication. Nothing about pre-registration slowed me down–it was easy to pre-register each step in the journey.
You can do it, too! The process is easy and will help make your science better: https://cos.io/prereg/