Preregistration of research studies

Learn about what preregistration is and how to preregister your own studies.

Course presentation


More and more researchers across disciplines are preregistering their hypotheses, methods, and analysis plans before they collect or analyze the data. Preregistration motivates us to think more carefully about research designs, helps prevent manipulating the study outcomes, and increases research transparency and visibility. But how and where do we preregister research studies?

In this 90-minute course we will introduce the concept of preregistration and discuss its benefits and challenges. We will also give you a step-by-step guide on how to preregister research studies and an overview over different online platforms where you can preregister your research.

We will wrap up with a question and answer session where you will be able to ask us any questions you might have about preregistration!

Target Audience

PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and research support staff at the University of Oslo.

Learning Objectives

After the course, you will:

  • know why preregistration is important and useful
  • have an overview over where you can preregister research studies
  • know what to be aware of when preregistering research studies
  • are familiar with the benefits and challenges of preregistration


The course will take place digitally on Zoom and meeting link will be sent out to the registered participants the day before the course.


Agata Bochynska, PhD | Open Research, University of Oslo Library

Tags: preregistration, open science, open research, reproducibility
Published Aug. 31, 2021 10:37 AM - Last modified Sep. 10, 2021 4:22 PM