The Center for Open Science suggests that all study plans be registered in advance (see point 5 here).

The Moffitt-Caspi team and its affiliates have been writing concept papers and data-analysis plans for all paper projects since the early 1990’s, and have been registering them on a google site since 2009.

Please visit  to see if anyone is already working on a topic you are interested in. You can also see examples of concept papers before writing one.

See below for concept paper templates for both Dunedin and E-Risk and our full policy on data sharing.

To propose a new project, please go to: to download a Fillable Word template.