Apr 4, 2017  |  Berkeley, CA

Meet and Greet with Phillip Cohen

Most social scientists want our research to be relevant, to reflect as well as interact with the social actors for whom it is relevant; we want it to be efficient, to maximize collaboration and exchange, and to make the most of our limited resources; and we want it to be accessible, to be read and debated by a wide audience beyond our disciplinary boundaries and university walls. These challenges seem more acute now than at any time in recent memory. And yet our scholarly communication system, especially journal publishing, remains mired in the structures of the past – moving too slowly and costing too much – which impedes the quality, quantity, efficiency, and responsiveness of our research. Open scholarship is a broad response to these deficiencies. In this presentation, Philip Cohen will make a case for open scholarship -- and the use of preprints and working papers in particular -- through the SocArXiv project, a new open-source, open-access, non-profit archive for social science research, modeled after arXiv in math and physics. Read More →
Jul 12, 2016  –  Jul 14, 2016  |  Dar es Salaam

EASST Evidence Summit

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 →
Jan 25, 2016  |  Berkeley, CA

A Noob’s Guide to Reproducibility

What does it mean to work reproducibly and transparently? Why bother? Whom does it benefit, and how? What will it cost me? What work habits will I need to change? Will I need to learn new tools? What resources help? What's the simplest thing I can do to make my work more reproducible? How can I move my discipline, my institution, and science as a whole towards reproducibility? Check out Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science recipient Philip Stark's upcoming lecture on reproducibility.