Global Flourishing Study

The Global Flourishing Study (GFS) is a five-year longitudinal data collection and research collaboration between researchers at various institutions and provides a case example for improving rigor, reproducibility, and sharing with large datasets by requiring preregistration and open sharing of all research outcomes and outputs.

In progress
  |  Updated: 13 Sep 2023

Baylor University, Harvard University, Gallup and the Center for Open Science

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Project Goals

The Global Flourishing Study is designed to be a model of transparency, sharing, and rigor. It employs best practices for:

(1) maximizing rigor of testing hypotheses using preregistration and Registered Reports;
(2) maximizing openness and reusability of research materials, surveys, and data;
(3) facilitating safe and secure access to sensitive data through appropriate ethical review and approval; and
(4) minimizing publication bias by promoting reporting of all preregistered analyses using the datasets and open availability of all reports by publishing open access or sharing green open access on preprint services.