One of the benefits of this approach is to provide peer review at each step of the research process. There is also an emphasis on encouraging validation of prior results, rather than having everyone focus on creating new research. This is the focus of the Reproducibility Project .
The Center is just getting started, and I sure hope it takes off.
 - http://centerforopenscience.org/
 - http://openscienceframework.org/
 - http://openscienceframework.org/project/EZcUj/wiki/home