Sep 21, 2020  –  Sep 25, 2020

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) Virtual

Sep. 21-25, online — BITSS held its Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) online. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The program is developed and delivered by leading academic researchers from across the social sciences and will provide participants with opportunities for collaborative work and skills-building. Participants were able to exchange feedback and receive support from instructors through daily online discussion forums. Following the training, BITSS also facilitated RT2 “office hours,” where participants met individually with instructors and received guidance on their research questions and ideas.

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Jul 28, 2020  –  Jul 28, 2020

Webinar: Lessons Learned from Registered Reports in Economics

Jul. 28, online –In a webinar hosted by the Center for Open Science (COS), Andrew Foster, Editor in Chief at the Journal of Development Economics, Irenaeus Wolff, a guest editor for Experimental Economics, and BITSS Sn. Program Associate Aleksandar Bogdanoski discussed their experiences with implementing the Registered Reports format in economics, its reception by the authors, and lessons learned since adoption. Read More →

Jun 27, 2020  –  Jun 27, 2020

BITSS Presentations on Computational Reproducibility in Economics at the Virtual 95th WEAI Annual Conference

June 27, online — BITSS hosted two virtual sessions on research reproducibility at the 95th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI). The sessions presented resources and lessons learned from the Accelerating Computation Reproducibility in Economics (ACRE) project led BITSS and AEA Data Editor Lars Vilhuber. Read More →

Apr 1, 2020

Webinar: Implementing Increased Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics

Apr. 1, 2020, online — BITSS and the AEA Data Editor Lars Vilhuber hosted a short webinar to discuss recent efforts to improve transparency and reproducibility in economics, including pre-publication verification of computational reproducibility in AEA journals and the Accelerating Computational Reproducibility in Economics (ACRE) project.

Dec 13, 2019  |  Berkeley, CA

2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

BITSS held its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at UC Berkeley. The event brought together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity in the social sciences.

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Dec 12, 2019  |  Berkeley, CA

Workshop: Unlocking the File Drawer

BITSS and the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) hosted a one-day ideation workshop titled “Unlocking the File Drawer” at UC Berkeley on December 12. The workshop convened an interdisciplinary group of researchers, funders, journal editors, design specialists, and research administrators to explore integrating approaches to improving the tracking of funded research outputs, with special consideration for projects that yield null results.

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Dec 11, 2019  |  Berkeley, CA

Panel Discussion on Journal Reproducibility Policies and Practices

BITSS and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) will host a panel on journal reproducibility policies and practices 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Dec. 11 at the BIDS office space at Doe Library, UC Berkeley. The panel will discuss perspectives and experiences at journals in economics, statistics, and the physical and health sciences, as well as resources to support reproducibility available to the UC Berkeley community and beyond.  Read More →

Oct 2, 2019  –  Oct 4, 2019  |  Bloomington, IN

Rigor, Reproducibility and Transparency (RRT) at the Interdisciplinary Interface

Catalyst Sean Grant represented BITSS at “Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (RRT) at the Interdisciplinary Interface”, a workshop organized by the School of Public Health, at Indiana University-Bloomington on October 2-4, 2019. The workshop will include high-level discussions in small group settings and will begin identifying priorities and infrastructure needs for a coordinated and interdisciplinary set of research training activities for promoting RRT in science.

Sep 11, 2019  –  Sep 13, 2019  |  Washington, DC

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Washington, D.C.

BITSS hosted its Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in Washington DC, September 11-13, 2019.

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 open science movement and there is space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building. Participants are encouraged to bring their own research questions and ideas to seek support and feedback from instructors and other attendees. Learn more about previous RT2 events here.

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Sep 10, 2019  |  Washington, DC

Transparency, Reproducibility and Credibility: A Research Symposium

“Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility of Economics Research” is a research symposium hosted collaboratively by the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group, BITSS, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on September 10, 2019 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Jun 29, 2019  –  Jul 2, 2019  |  San Francisco, CA

BITSS at the 94th WEAI Annual Conference

BITSS will exhibit at the 94th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) in San Francsico, CA on June 28th-July 2nd, 2019. Visit us in the conference registration area to learn about our latest work in supporting research and training for transparency and reproducibility in economics.

Apr 8, 2019  –  Apr 12, 2019  |  Galway

Catalyst event: Open Science Week at NUI Galway, Ireland

Elaine Toomey and colleagues organized the NUI Galway Open Science Week on April 8-12, 2019, the first of its kind in Ireland. The event brought together researchers, academics, educators, policymakers and members of the public to highlight and showcase what open science is, and how it can be achieved. As part of the Open Science Week, the organizers also hosted “Open Science in Health Research”, a two-day introductory workshop for early career researchers on April 11-12, 2019 at the School of Psychology, National University of Ireland Galway. Learn more here.

Dec 11, 2018  |  Berkeley, CA

BITSS Workshop: Forecasting Social Science Research Results

Despite growing interest in forecasting and predictions across a number of fields, there is currently neither a centralized platform to collect predictions, nor consensus on best practices. To address this issue, BITSS will host a workshop on Forecasting Social Science Research Results on December 11, 2018, in coordination with the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Led by Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) and Eva Vivalt (Australian National University), the workshop will bring together academic leaders from across disciplines to share knowledge, present recent research on forecasting, and chart a path for the future. The workshop will also serve as a venue for discussing the design of a shared platform to facilitate the collection and cataloging of forecasts for the broader research community.

Contact Katie Hoeberling at khoeberling@berkeley.edu with any questions about this event.

Dec 10, 2018  |  Berkeley, CA

2018 BITSS Annual Meeting

BITSS held its seventh Annual Meeting on December 10, 2018 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity in the social sciences. Read More →

Oct 3, 2018  |  Quito

Transparency and Reproducibility Workshop in Quito, Ecuador

BITSS Postdoctoral Scholar Fernando Hoces de la Guardia held a workshop on research transparency and reproducibility tools and practices in Quito, Ecuador on October 2, 2018. The audience consisted of researchers from the Inter-American Development Bank and a team of local researchers.

Sep 5, 2018  –  Sep 7, 2018  |  Los Angeles, CA

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Los Angeles

BITSS held its Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in Los Angeles, CA, September 5-7, 2018.

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 open science movement and there is 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.

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Jul 9, 2018  –  Aug 10, 2018  |  Online at FutureLearn.com

MOOC: Transparent and Open Social Science Research

Demand for evidence-based policy is growing, but so is recognition that limited transparency in social science research has contributed to what many have called a crisis of reproducibility and credibility.

With this 5-week, self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you can explore the causes of limited transparency in social science research, as well as tools to make your own work more open and reproducible.

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