CREP was founded in 2013 by Mark Brandt, Jon Grahe, and Hans IJzerman.

Jon Grahe had previously spearheaded the CURP (Collective Undergraduate Research Project), demonstrating that student projects could be successfully crowdsourced to address important questions in psychology.

Jon then turned his attention to replication work and was connected with Mark and Hans — who were both at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. With the consult of close colleagues and support from the Center for Open Science, they developed the processes and recruited the people who would become the CREP – the Collaborative Replications and Education Project.

As of mid-2021, CREP has supported hundreds of student projects around the world. We hope to continue that support well into the future.