about repliCATS

The repliCATS project aims to develop more accurate, better-calibrated techniques to elicit estimates of the replicability of social & behavioural science evidence.

Our approach is to adapt and deploy the IDEA protocol developed here at the University of Melbourne to elicit group judgements for the likely replicability of 3,000 research claims.

The research we will undertake as part of the repliCATS project will include the largest ever empirical study on how scientists reason about other scientists’ work, and what factors makes them trust it.

We have built a custom online platform to deploy the IDEA protocol. This platform will have a life beyond the repliCATS project: it will be able to be used in the future to enhance group judgements on a wide range of topics, in a number of disciplines.