The unreasonable effectiveness of shared null results: | by Bruce Caron | Nov, 2022 | Medium

“ASAPbio recently (October, 2022) announced a competition to share negative results as preprints. <>. Sharing negative results is integral for open science to achieve its unreasonably effective potential. The sharing of all research products is one of open science’s main goals.

We can imagine, in an alternative present, an academic publishing endeavor that has long made space for null-results. Ideally, these results would be available in the same journals that publish positive results, and in the same proportion as these are each generated through rigorous scientific methods. Publication in this manner might fairly accurately reflect the sum of knowledge generated by research (if it included data, software, etc.)….”