The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences works to improve the credibility of science by advancing transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics in research. We collaborate with researchers, students, faculty, publishers, and funders across disciplines to:

  1. Generate evidence on problems and solutions in science through meta-research led by BITSS investigators and our broader community.
  2. Increase access to open science education, building capacity to recognize and conduct transparent and reproducible science through training, access to curricula, financial support, and a growing network of advocates and allies.
  3. Strengthen the scientific ecosystem, enabling researchers and institutions to effectively and equitably change norms at scale through open science policy and protocol development.

BITSS was established in 2012 as part of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a UC Berkeley-based hub for research on global development. Visit CEGA’s website for more information about our mission, values, and statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.