Sep 20, 2017  –  Sep 22, 2017  |  London

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – London, England

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) invites applications to the Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in London, England September 20-22, 2017. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is developed and delivered by academic leaders in the transparency movement, and there will be space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building. Participants are encouraged to bring existing research questions and ideas based on their own interests to seek support and feedback from instructors and other attendees. Read More →
Jun 7, 2017  –  Jun 9, 2017  |  Berkeley, CA

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Berkeley, CA

Led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), this Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge mechanisms for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is taught by academic leaders in the transparency movement, and there will be space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building. Read More →
Jun 8, 2016  –  Jun 10, 2016  |  Berkeley, CA

Summer Institute – Transparency and Reproducibility Methods for Social Science Research

Taught by: Edward Miguel (Introduction); Tom Stanley (Meta-Analysis Methods and Application); Justin Kitzes (Git + GitHub); Maya Petersen, Fiona Burlig, and Sean Tanner (Pre-Registration and Pre-Analysis Plans); Sean Grant (Disclosure Guidelines); Jesse Rothstein (Replication); Cyrus Dioun (Reproducible Workflow); Leif Nelson (P-Hacking); Daniele Fanelli (Scientific Misconduct). Led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), this workshop provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge mechanisms for transparent and reproducible social science. The curriculum is taught by academic leaders in the transparency movement, and there will be space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building. Read More →
Jun 10, 2015  –  Jun 12, 2015  |  Berkeley, CA

BITSS 2015 Summer Institute

Research norms are changing faster than ever before. Repeated cases of scientific dishonesty, mistakes in data analysis, irreproducible findings, and publication bias in the literature, have prompted an impressive number of methodological, statistical, and technological innovations. There is a growing quantity of services and resources to archive and share data, report methods used to generate results, pre-register study plans, enable reproducibility of findings, as well as software tools to support transparent and collaborative workflows. Read More →
Jun 2, 2014  –  Jun 6, 2014  |  Berkeley, CA

BITSS 2014 Summer Institute

Over the past years, an inspiring number of bottom-up innovations across social science disciplines have sought to advance the reliability, reproducibility, and validity of empirical social studies, realigning scholarly incentives with scholarly values. Examples include systematic disclosure of methods and results, registration and pre-analysis plans, and open data and materials. Meanwhile, multiple organizations have been developing tools to make it easier to archive and share research design, plans and data. This workshop seeks to inform participants about the latest trends in the shift towards increased transparency, providing an overview of the different tools and techniques that are available and appropriate for social science research. The curriculum has been designed for anyone interested in learning more about best practices for empirical research in economics, political science, psychology or any other social science discipline. Read More →