How to: Open Materials


Overview


This guide will describe how to publish materials to Gorilla Open Materials.

Create an Open Materials Page


Open Materials are created within project folders. To do this:

  1. Navigate to a project folder.
  2. Click the + Create button on the top right.
  3. Select Open Materials Page.

Note: You will be able to selectively choose which tasks, questionnaires and experiments you share on the Open Materials Page.

Edit a Page


There are two types of content on an Open Materials page.

  1. Overall information for the Open Material, and
  2. Information pertaining to each specific Material (Task, Questionnaire, Experiment)

To edit an Open Materials Page:

  1. Click Edit on the top right. There will be an onscreen prompt guiding you.
  2. Then click the element to which you want to add content. Clicking on an element will open a modal window into which you can add content.
  3. Once you have added the content, click the green tick on the bottom right of the modal to close it.

Page Fields:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Search Summary
  • Citations
  • Conducted At
  • Published On
  • Corresponding Author

Search Summary: This is the information that will appear on the main Open Materials listing page. It is also the field that will be searched within. Describe the materials and include keywords that other researchers are likely to search for. Example: “Non-verbal reasoning puzzles used to test teenagers and adults with ages 12-35. Norms are available in the associated paper.”

Citations: You can add multiple citations for an Open Material Page and select one as the prefered citation. This is so that you can update the page as your paper makes the journey from pre-print to published paper.

Corresponding Author: You can set any project folder collaborator as the Corresponding Author.

Add a Material


To add a Material:

  1. Click the + Add Materials button at the bottom of the page.
    • This will trigger a modal from which you can select which Material you want to add from a list of all materials from within your project folder.
  2. Complete the relevant material fields.
  3. Once you have added the content, click the green tick on the bottom right of the modal to close it.

Note: You can add several materials (tasks, questionnaires and experiments) to an Open Materials Page.


Material Fields:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Screenshots
  • Search Summary
  • Licence
  • References

Licences: There are 3 licences available.

  • Creative Commons Attribution
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
  • Gorilla Open Materials Attribution Non-Commercial Research Only

References: These are for additional references beyond the overall citation that should be used in conjunction with using this material.

Preview a Page


To preview a page, click on the Preview Version X button on the top right of the page. This will show you a page including your most recent edits, even if they aren’t committed yet.

Your page will also have a unique URL, which is shown under the name of the material. This link will show you the version of the page that was last committed. While unpublished, the page can only be seen by project collaborators that are logged into Gorilla (so that we can authenticate them).

Publish a Page


To publish a material, click the Publish button next to your Open Material’s unique URL. Publishing a material adds it to the main repository listing page and search index. In this way, it ensures that the material can be found by other researchers.

You can also include the Open Material’s unique URL in the methods section of a paper. This will allow researchers to preview, inspect or clone your materials.

Note: Once published, a material cannot be unpublished, but the content can still be edited. For instance, you may want to update the Preferred Citation once your paper is published.

Open Materials Repository


The Open Materials Repository is accessible from the main dashboard in Gorilla. From here, users can browse or search all the published materials.

Corresponding Author Info


You can set any project folder collaborator as the Corresponding Author. By default, Gorilla Open Materials will only show your name and not your email address.

Configure what information is shown by navigating to My Account > Profile Page.


Profile Fields:

  • Name
  • Role
  • Honorific
  • Job Title
  • Company
  • Lab / Department
  • University / Institution
  • Whether to show you email address on Gorilla Open Materials