Dec 10, 2019  –  Dec 11, 2019  |  Berkeley, CA

2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

BITSS will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 10-11, 2018 at the Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, UC Berkeley. The event brings together leaders 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. Call for Papers
We invite submissions of either full papers or long abstracts including work that assesses researcher behavior, evaluates the reproducibility of bodies of social science literature, presents new tools and strategies to increase the transparency and reproducibility of research, or evaluates the effectiveness of existing tools. A committee of reviewers will select papers to be presented and discussed. Topics for papers may include, but are not limited to:
  • Pre-registration and the use of pre-analysis plans;
  • Disclosure and transparent reporting;
  • Replicability and reproducibility;
  • Data sharing;
  • Methods for detecting and reducing publication bias or data mining;
  • Meta-analysis;
  • Assessment of the validity or reproducibility of literature.
Submissions must be filed by Sunday, October 20 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). Some travel support is available for presenters. Please indicate in your submission form whether you would like to be considered for limited travel support.
Sep 25, 2019  |  Berkeley, CA

UC Berkeley Economics Departmental Seminar: Research Transparency & Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond

BITSS Faculty Director Edward Miguel will give a Departmental Seminar titled "Research Transparency & Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond" at 4:10-5:30 p.m. on Sep 25 at the Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center. The seminar will discuss the publication of "Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research: How to Do Open Science", a new textbook co-authored by Garret Christensen (US Census Bureau), Jeremy Freese (Stanford), and Miguel, as well as new approaches to combat false positives and non-reproducible findings in economics research. This seminar builds on talks that Ted gave as part of the NBER Summer Institute on 7/21 and the Metascience 2019 Symposium on 9/7. Contact Camille Fernandez with any questions.
Oct 2, 2019  –  Oct 4, 2019  |  Bloomington, IN

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

BITSS Catalyst Sean Grant will represent BITSS at a workshop titled "Rigor, Reproducibility and Transparency (RRT) at the Interdisciplinary Interface", organized by the School of Public Health, Indiana University-Bloomington on October 2-4, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. The workshop will be a high-level discussion in small group settings, and looks to initiate a process aimed at identifying priorities and infrastructure needs for a suite coordinated interdisciplinary set of research training activities on promoting RRT in science.