BITSS will hold its sixth Annual Meeting on December 5-6, 2017 in Berkeley, California to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency in order to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity across social science disciplines.
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BITSS held its 4th Annual Meeting in Berkeley, California to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity across social science disciplines. The meeting featured awards to the recipients of the first annual Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science, presentations from winners of BITSS’ Social Science Meta-Analysis and Research Transparency (SSMART) grants, selected research from our open call for papers, as well as an optional hand-on training with research transparency software tools. Read More →
The movement towards more transparency, reproducibility, and openness has gained a lot momentum in the social sciences. Yet, the norms and institutions that govern academic research do not reflect this culture shift. Significant problems remain, including professional incentives that reward striking and statistically significant research findings at the expense of scientific integrity. Read More →
This year’s convening featured presentations of several recent and promising efforts to increase transparency in economics, political science, psychology, and biostatistics. During this day and a half, a packed room of academics, funders, and journal editors discussed different strategies to increase the coordination among transparency initiatives, promote knowledge-sharing and innovation, and foster the adoption of effective transparency tools by the research community. Read More →
This one-day meeting brought together a select group of researchers from across disciplines – including Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Statistics – to discuss the use of pre-analysis plans and study registries. The goal of the meeting was to understand the promise, as well as limitations, of recent developments in this area across different social science disciplines, and discuss possible ways forward. Read More →