Welcome to SERA!
The Special Education Research Accelerator (SERA) is a platform for conducting crowdsourced studies related to special education.
The long-term vision for SERA is to develop a validated infrastructure, procedures, and affiliated network of special education researchers to conduct high-quality, large-scale, and open replication studies with diverse samples to address critical questions in the field.
The SERA infrastructure is built around prospectively designed dataflow and workflows to allow for reproducibility. Our online data portal provides comprehensive access to resources for our research partners.
SERA is a platform for conducting crowdsourced studies related to special education, in which data are collected across multiple research sites by multiple research partners.
Although open science and crowdsourcing are independent constructs (i.e., research that is open is not necessarily crowdsourced, and crowdsourced studies are not necessarily…
In crowdsourced research, resources are combined across researchers to conduct studies that could not be accomplished on their own.
Christopher J. Lemons, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Stanford University.