News from the Accelerator – June 2019

June was an action-packed month for the Accelerator. This news roundup includes a new call for studies, exciting updates on several current studies, info on the PSA’s first hire (!), and tons of links to other great things PSA members are up to.

2019 Call for Studies

We welcome new study submissions now through September 15th. A detailed description can be found in the blogpost announcing the call. Please do not hesitate to respond to this email with any questions you have about the submission, review, and selection process.

The PSA’s First Hire

Patrick Forscher has accepted a postdoc at Université Grenoble Alpes in Hans IJzerman’s lab to coordinate and write grants to fund the PSA.  The first grant they’re working on is a Synergy Grant, which could provide big-time funding for PSA activities. Receiving the grant would have major implications for the PSA, so you’ll very probably be hearing more about the grant preparations in the coming months.  Congrats, Patrick!

002 Object Orientation and 003 Gendered Prejudice: Ready for Data Collection

This bundled project will now begin to roll out data collection! 003’s preregistration was finalized, we’ve recorded a demo video of a mock data collection session, and have established the collaboration agreement describing how contributions on both studies will be credited. If you’re a member lab for this study, be on the lookout for a detailed update email on next steps very soon!

004 True Belief: Accepted in Principle at AMPPS and Ready for Data Collection

The Accelerated CREP collaboration is also ready to begin data collection, after receiving an in principle acceptance at Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. You can read more about the project, and detailed instructions for how to get involved, in this highly informative blog post from project leader Braeden Hall.

Planning for PSA Activities at SIPS

Many Accelerators will be attending this year’s meeting of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science in Rotterdam. Sau-chin Chen has put together a google sheet highlighting sessions led by PSA members. There will also be 5 PSA specific work meetings at the conference. Follow the conversation on our Slack workspace to see the time and location for those as they are determined.

Project Monitoring Committee

The Project Management Committee has changed its name to the Project Monitoring Committee. The initials and role will remain the same: Project Monitors (PMs) will monitor, encourage, and track progress on projects. They’ll still be the person on the team who maintains a big-picture view, has an eye towards adherence to PSA policies, and helps submitting authors anticipate and overcome issues. The new name captures this role better, and makes more clear that the PM isn’t responsible for making progress on a project or leading a project.

T-Shirts and Stickers

We are selling PSA t-shirts and stickers. You can reply to this email with order details (sizes and quantities) and address and we will ship to you. Short sleeve shirts are $15, long-sleeve shirts are $20, and stickers are $5. You can see pictures of each here.

PSA Talks and Shout-outs

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The PSA has been presented or mentioned in many recent presentations, workshops, and blogposts. Pictured above are Neil Lewis Jr. (Assistant Director of Funding), Jess Flake (Assistant Director of Methods), and Hans IJzerman (Associate Director) in Estonia where they are providing open science training at the Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics meeting. Here are more links to other pictures and articles from twitter.

Other Collaboration Opportunities

  • Several members of the PSA have started a MetaResearch Hub. Anyone interested in meta-research should check it out. You can join a project or share your ideas to find collaborators:  bit.do/MetaResearchHub
  • Rick Klein, Olivier Dujols, and Hans IJzerman are looking for collaborators on a new (non-PSA) cross-national project to assess whether individual differences exist in risk distribution, social thermoregulation, and food sharing. The project home is at the OSF, the current proposal is in Google Docs, and the current collaborator list in Google Sheets. Interested researchers can contact them directly. 

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