Definition: The act of reporting or publishing a novel finding prior to another researcher/team. Survey-based research indicates that fear of being scooped is an important fear-related barrier for data sharing in psychology, and agent-based models suggest that competition for priority harms scientific reliability (Tiokhin et al. 2021).

Related terms: Novelty, <a href='/glossary/open-data/'>Open data</a>, <a href='/glossary/preregistration/'>Preregistration</a>

References: Houtkoop et al. (2018), Laine (2017), & Tiokhin et al. (2021)

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