Research workflow

Definition: The process of conducting research from conceptualisation to dissemination. A typical workflow may look like the following: Starting with conceptualisation to identify a research question and design a study. After study design, researchers need to gain ethical approval (if necessary) and may decide to preregister the final version. Researchers then collect and analyse their data. Finally, the process ends with dissemination; moving between pre-print and post-print stages as the manuscript is submitted to a journal.

Related terms: Open Research Workflow, Research cycle, Research pipeline

References: Kathawalla et al. (2021), & Stodden (2011)

Drafted and Reviewed by: James E Bartlett, Gilad Feldman, Helena Hartmann, Aleksandra Lazić, Joanne McCuaig, Timo Roettger, Sam Parsons, Steven Verheyen

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