Co-creating developmental science

Whitmore, Lucy B. and Mills, Kathryn L.


Co-creating science with members of the researched population improves the science being conducted. Here, we argue that developmental science would particularly benefit from incorporating co-creation into the scientific process given the unique strength of including the perspectives of young people with lived experiences in scientific research. We propose that developmental scientists approach co-created research similarly to other open science practices and provide considerations for working with young people and community organizations in co-created developmental science projects.

Cite this paper:

  title = {Co-creating developmental science},
  volume = {31},
  issn = {1522-7219},
  url = {https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/icd.2273},
  doi = {10.1002/icd.2273},
  language = {en},
  number = {1},
  urldate = {2022-07-26},
  journal = {Infant and Child Development},
  author = {Whitmore, Lucy B. and Mills, Kathryn L.},
  year = {2022},
  note = {\_eprint: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/icd.2273},
  keywords = {adolescence, co-creation, community science, inclusivity, PPI, YPAGS},
  pages = {e2273}