In this section, we provide some templates that can be used to create a preregistration protocol.
- The Preregistration for Quantitative Research in Psychology Template (PRP-QUANT) was developed in a joint effort by a task force composed of members of the APA, BPS, DGPs, the COS, and ZPID.
We provide this template in various formats:
- as Google Form: Fill it in online, submit it, and receive your responses as a formatted PDF. This will yield the cleanest preregistration as item descriptions will be omitted in the final PDF.
- as Google Doc: Download the template to complete it. This format is the easiest to complete.
- as Jupyter Notebook: The Software Jupyter is required or, alternatively, log in at PsychNotebook.org and download the template from the public projects sections. This format is the most flexible and also yields a very clear PDF.
- The JARS Template is derived from the APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards and provides a rather detailed list of aspects that should be included in a protocol.
- The fMRI preregistration template aims to increase the reproducibility of fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) studies by providing a detailed list of questions and information specific to planning fMRI studies. The template is provided as GoogleDoc and RMarkdown (knittable to Word, Html, PDF).
- Scoping reviews provide guidance on the current state of research on a topic, for example, to establish a working definition, capture key concepts, or conceptual framing. The template for creating a preregistration for a scoping review is provided as GoogleDoc.
The video below walks you through the process of creating a pre-registration using the PRP-QUANT template as a Google Form and a Google Doc.