A seriously cool initiative to reward and very likely, in the long run, mandate the reproduction of scientific results. That this hasn’t been going on for a century is a crime. (Mostly, it’s a crime against the concept of science and reason. RPF has loads to say about this.) It needs to happen. It’s the reason why engineering is so much more legitimate (and, thankfully, paid commensurately better) than any “pure” science. It’s also the reason why virtually all social science is not science.
Thanks to Mike Munger for pointing this out.