Oct 12, 2017  –  Oct 13, 2017  |  La Paz

Seminar and Workshop on Research Transparency + Reproducibility — Catalyst Event, La Paz, Bolivia

BITSS and La Salle University in Bolivia have 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 9, 2017  –  Oct 10, 2017  |  Lima

Seminar and Workshop on Research Transparency + Reproducibility — Catalyst Event, Lima, Peru

BITSS 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 5, 2017  –  Oct 6, 2017  |  Santiago

Seminar and Workshop on Research Transparency + Reproducibility — Catalyst Event, Santiago, Chile

BITSS and a joint collaboration of the Center for Longitudinal Studies and the School of Government of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC),  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 Chile. 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 →
Aug 18, 2017  –  Aug 19, 2017  |  5045 Bergen

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Workshop – Bergen, Norway

To address growing need for improved norms and practices of social science research, and in partnership with The 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 →
May 3, 2017  –  May 4, 2017  |  Cuernavaca, Morelos

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop at INSP, Cuernavaca

BITSS 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 20, 2017  | 

Research Transparency Workshop – Universite Protestante du Congo — Catalyst Workshop

Catalyst: 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 14, 2017  –  Apr 15, 2017  | 

Research Transparency Workshop – University of Kinshasa — Catalyst Workshop

Catalyst: 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 →
Feb 1, 2017  | 

Research Transparency Workshop at the World Bank

This one-day workshop at the World Bank on 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 →
Dec 12, 2016  | 

Transparency Workshop – 2016 ASE Summer Institute for Economic Research, Benin

The African School of Economics (ASE) will incorporate a Research Transparency workshop in their Impact Evaluation training next week at the Summer Institute for Economics Research (SIER). The workshop will be co-led by 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.
Jul 19, 2016  –  Jul 20, 2016  | 

Catalyst-Led Francophone Africa Workshop

Catalyst Grant Winner Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene Hosts Research Transparency Training in the DRC. 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 5, 2016  –  Jul 6, 2016  |  Ann Arbor, Michigan

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

There is growing interest in research transparency and reproducibility across the social sciences. This workshop is a crash course on the problems of publication bias, inability to replicate research, and specification searching (or p-hacking, among other names) that have heretofore caused researchers problems. We will cover recent methodological progress in this area, including study registration, pre-analysis plans, disclosure standards, and open sharing of data and materials, drawing on experiences in economics, political science, and psychology, as well as other social sciences. We also engage hands-on with workflow-related software developments that help a researcher make their work more reproducible, particularly version control and dynamic documents, which can accurately track all changes made to code and make one's entire analysis reproducible with a single click.
Mar 10, 2016  |  Lusaka, Zambia

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

This workshop aims to improve understanding of the current literature on challenges in the quality of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow. Read More →
Mar 9, 2016  |  Nairobi, Kenya

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

This workshop aims to improve understanding of the current literature on challenges in the quality of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow. Read More →
Mar 7, 2016  –  Mar 8, 2016  |  Machakos

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop

Both IPA and CEGA aim to support high quality, transparent, reproducible research. The research support staff at both organizations are typically tasked with preparing data and code for publication. However, key steps for preparing data and code take place as early as the study design phase as well as in the data collection process. Read More →
Jan 6, 2016  –  Jan 7, 2016  |  San Francisco, CA

Replication and Transparency in Economic Research

The workshop will consist of mini-courses covering research transparency, a topic that is often neglected in the conventional economics curriculum, with an emphasis on empirical research and macro models. For young scholars it can be very useful to orient themselves by looking at how established researchers do their studies. Though economics has recently seen an increase in replication materials made publicly available, it is often frustrating to actually replicate analyses since work is poorly documented or poorly organized, or necessary data and code are missing. This workshop intends to help young scholars find out how to replicate others’ studies and how to archive their own research for future use. View all information and event materials
Nov 8, 2015  |  London

Research Reproducibility: Hands-on Experience with Replication

Through this session at MozFest 2015, we provide an opportunity to reproduce the results of a prominent academic publication. The goal of our workshop would be for attendees to be able to find a suitable publication, locate and download the original data from the Internet, reproduce the original results, and extend the analysis to probe the robustness of the published findings. This would require that the participants have some statistical knowledge, as well as programming ability (R preferably, since it is available free, but also possibly Stata, SPSS, SAS, etc. if students have that software themselves). However, by using a relatively simple randomized trial (such as “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal?” by Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan, 2004 just to name one possible example) on an important and easily understood topic (racial discrimination in employment), and by having attendees work in small groups, even beginners should be able to benefit.
Sep 1, 2015  –  Sep 2, 2015  |  Nairobi

Research Governance and Management Workshop

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) has created a tailor made research governance and management workshop aimed at equipping university and organizations research leaders with skills to diagnose institutional research governance processes and to find ways or strengthen their institutions’ research structures. The research governance and management workshop offers you an opportunity to interact with top African Scientists and network with other research leaders from academic and research institutions as well as government agencies and organizations implementing development programs. The workshop will be facilitated by senior researchers from APHRC, Deputy Commission Secretary, Quality Audit and Standards Division at the Commission of University Education University, (CUE) Kenya and Project Scientist at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), University of California, USA.