Apparently APSA has actually made a step toward open science as part of their ethical guidelines. According to a recent paper in Science:
The American Political Science Association in 2012 adopted guidelines that made it an ethical obligation for researchers to “facilitate the evaluation of their evidence-based knowledge claims through data access, production transparency, and analytic transparency.”
My understanding is that the ASA ethical guidelines are still stuck on the idea that people should get around to sharing data after they’ve finished all the articles they might want to write from a paper, which as a practical matter often means “never.”
Any plans afoot to modify the ASA code of ethics?