Oct 26, 2017 | Washington, DCRead More →
Oct 24, 2017 | London, EnglandArnaud Vaganay will present oral evidence to the House Commons Science and Technology Committee regarding research transparency and reproducibility as part of the committee's inquiry on scientific integrity. Dr. Vaganay will give evidence at 9:30 am on Tuesday, October 24. Note: This event was originally canceled due to the general election on June 8, 2017 and the dissolution of Parliament. The new Science and Technology Committee has since decided to re-open their inquiry. Watch Dr. Vaganay's testimony here.
Oct 20, 2017 | DublinElaine Toomey will have a booth at the 3rd Annual Health Research Board Trial Methodology Symposium. Come by the booth to learn more about BITSS's efforts to support researchers and reproducibility in the social sciences! Read More →
Oct 19, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017 | San Diego, CAElise Wang Sonne is presenting at a speed session and a hosting a poster at the 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference (WSDS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA), scheduled for October 19-21, 2017. Elise's presentation builds on her Catalyst trainings in Sub-Saharan Africa and reflects on the gender bias in research transparency and the adoption of reproducibility practices. Abstract below. Read More →
Oct 12, 2017 – Oct 13, 2017 | La Pazhave partnered to develop and deliver a series of activities on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high-quality research in Bolivia. The proposed activities are a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the science research, and ii) to provide a platform to share tools and resources that assist in improving transparency in research, within the community of practitioners and academicians. Read More →
Oct 12, 2017 | FriedrichshafenMeta-Analysis of Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium 2017 at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen in Germany. Dr. Miguel's talk is titled "Transparency, reproducibility, and the credibility of economics research."
Oct 9, 2017 – Oct 10, 2017 | LimaBITSS and the Lima SE have partner to develop and deliver a workshop on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high quality research in Peru. The proposed workshop is a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the science research, and ii) to provide a platform to share tools and resources that assist in improving transparency in research, within the community of practitioners and academicians. Read More →
Oct 6, 2017 | UgandaJayne Byakika-Tusiime (Busitema University) and Saint Kizito Omala (Makerere University) kick off a series of 10 research transparency and reproducibility workshops at universities across Uganda.
Oct 5, 2017 – Oct 6, 2017 | SantiagoRead More →
Sep 25, 2017 – Sep 29, 2017 | LausanneArnaud Vaganay Primarily aimed at PhD students from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), this summer school will give a general overview of what Open science can mean in practice. Read More →
Sep 20, 2017 – Sep 22, 2017 | LondonRead More →
Sep 7, 2017 | GalwayCentre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), BITSS and the NUI Galway Health Behaviour Change Research Group are delighted to host the DECIPHer one-day workshop on Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Health. Read More →
Aug 31, 2017 | Berkeley, CAGarret Christensen will present preliminary results from joint work with Edward Miguel and Allan Dafoe. This BITSS-funded project attempts to estimate the causal effect of data-sharing on citations. Read More →
Aug 18, 2017 – Aug 19, 2017 | 5045 BergenThe Choice Lab at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), BITSS will deliver a workshop on research transparency and reproducibility. This two-day workshop will be led by Dr. Eva Vivalt (Australian National University) and will target 40-50 students, faculty, and researchers to train them on the challenges facing the credibility of social science research, as well as currently known best practices for more transparent, reproducible research. The workshop will engage the audience with hands-on workflow-related activities and software. Read More →
Aug 1, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017 |The Choice Lab at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), BITSS is holding a panel on research transparency and reproducibility at the 68° North Conference on Behavioral and Experimental Economics at the end of a workshop for PhD students. Read More →
Jul 24, 2017 – Jul 28, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MIJ. Scott Long is holding a week-long workshop at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Science Research. See below or visit the ICPSR website for more details. Read More →
Jun 28, 2017 | San DiegoGarret Christensen (BITSS, BIDS), Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa), Elliott Collins (UC Berkeley), Fernando Hoces de la Guardia (RAND Corporation), Taisuke Imai (Caltech), Chishio Furukawa (MIT), and Mauricio Romero (UC San Diego). Read More →
Jul 10, 2017 – Sep 10, 2017 |Read More →
Jun 7, 2017 – Jun 9, 2017 | Berkeley, CARead More →
May 26, 2017 | Berkeley, CAThe Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) welcomes Philip Dooner, Associate Publisher from F1000, on May 26th at 1 - 3 pm to present on Gates Open Research. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session. Read More →
May 26, 2017 – Mar 28, 2017 | Boston, MAAssociation for Psychological Science (APS) Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Come by our booth to learn more about how BITSS can support researchers and reproducibility in the psychological sciences!
May 23, 2017 | Recife, PernambucoDalson Britto and Rodrigo Lins will hold a one-day workshop at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Read More →
May 3, 2017 – May 4, 2017 | Cuernavaca, MorelosBITSS and INSP have partnered to develop and deliver a workshop on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high-quality research in Mexico. The workshop is a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the health science research and ii) provide a platform to share tools and resources to assist in improving transparency in research within the community of practitioners and academics. Read More →
Apr 28, 2017 – May 1, 2017 | Delhi, New DelhiRead More →
Apr 28, 2017 | Chicago, IL
Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Social Science Research – Catalyst Workshop at PAA 2017Catalyst Elise Wang Sonne will hold a hands-on research transparency workshop at the 2017 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Read More →
Apr 27, 2017 | Berkeley, CA
BIDS Working Group Presentation: Using “statcheck” to Detect Misreported Statistics in the Scientific LiteratureThe Reproducibility and Open Science Working Group at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) will host Michèle Nuijten on April 27 for a presentation about statcheck, and R package and web application that extracts statistics from articles and checks them for consistency. Read More →
Apr 26, 2017 | BarcelonaFourth International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioural Social Sciences (IMEBESS) in Barcelona, Spain, organized by the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS). The workshop was organized in part by BITSS Catalyst David Klinowski. Read More →
Apr 20, 2017 |Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene Research Transparency is gaining attention in the scientific community around the world, including the United States, European countries, and Anglophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa; yet the concept is quite a “new world” in Francophone Africa. In my efforts to advance the movement in Francophone Africa, I successfully delivered the first Research Transparency Workshop at the University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo). This workshop is intended to sustain previous efforts to set up “Research Transparency in Social Sciences” as a culture in the next generation of social scientists in Francophone Africa. Read More →
Apr 19, 2017 | Merced, CaliforniaUC Merced Political Science professionalization seminar series, this workshop will introduce political science graduate students to the tools social scientists can use to make their research more reproducible. Read More →
Apr 14, 2017 – Apr 15, 2017 |Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene Research Transparency is gaining attention in the scientific community around the world, including the United States, European countries, and Anglophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa; yet the concept is quite a “new world” in Francophone Africa. In my efforts to advance the movement in Francophone Africa, I successfully delivered the first Research Transparency Workshop at the University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo). This workshop is intended to sustain previous efforts to set up “Research Transparency in Social Sciences” as a culture in the next generation of social scientists in Francophone Africa. Read More →
Apr 4, 2017 | Berkeley, CARead More →
Mar 31, 2017 | LondonElise Wang Sonne (UNU-MERIT) Location: LSE Africa Summit 2017 Research Conference | London, England Description The aim of this workshop is to train the next generation of social science researchers in tools and practices to enhance the transparency, reproducibility, and openness of their research. Read More →
Mar 16, 2017 – Mar 17, 2017 | New DelhiRead More →
Mar 9, 2017 | NottinghamDalson Figueiredo (Federal University of Pernambuco) and Nicole Janz (University of Nottingham) This interdisciplinary conference discusses why authors are not sharing their work, how new initiatives across the social sciences are challenging the status quo, and what researchers can gain from sharing their data. Read More →
Feb 1, 2017 |Wednesday, February 1, 2017 aimed to improve understanding of challenges to the transparency and reproducibility of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow, focusing on version control and the GitHub platform. Read More →
Jan 6, 2017 – Jan 8, 2017 | Chicago, ILSSMART grant recipients at a paper session at the 2017 American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting in January! The session, titled "Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility in Social Science Research," will feature research and discussion from BITSS affiliates Eva Vivalt, Sean Tanner, Rachel Glennerster, Solomon Hsiang, and John Ioannidis. The session will take place on day three of the meeting, January 8, 2017.
Dec 15, 2016 – Dec 16, 2016 | Berkeley, CA
BITSS held its fifth Annual Meeting on December 15-16, 2016 in Berkeley, California to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to strengthen the standards of transparency and reproducibility across social science disciplines. The meeting featured keynote speakers, an announcement of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science, results from selected Social Science Meta-Analysis and Research Transparency (SSMART) grants, and selected research from an open call for papers. Read More →
Dec 12, 2016 |BITSS Catalyst Saint Kizito Omala and CEGA EASST Fellow Constantine Manda. The workshop precedes a 4-day conference presenting research from African economists focusing on leading policy challenges in Africa. Visit the ASE website to learn more about the school and see a detailed 2016 SIER program.
Sep 30, 2016 – Oct 1, 2016 |Read More →
Sep 14, 2016 – Sep 14, 2016 | Berkeley, CA
Jul 19, 2016 – Jul 20, 2016 |The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will fund Catalyst Zacharie Dimbuene to organize a workshop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 19-20 at the University of Kinshasa. The event, focusing on research transparency tools and best practices, will feature the head of Department of Population Sciences and Development, Professor Crispin Mabika Mabika, and trainings on the Open Science Framework (OSF), Git, and pre-analysis plans.
Jul 12, 2016 – Jul 14, 2016 | Dar es Salaam
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the East African Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative, in partnership with the World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) and the University of Dar es Salaam, will host the 2016 East Africa Evidence Summit, to be held July 12-14, 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Read More →