ASSA 2020 Paper Session: Improving the Transparency and Credibility of Economics Research

BITSS Faculty Director Edward Miguel will chair a paper session titled “Improving the Transparency and Credibility of Economics Research” as part of the ASSA 2020 Annual Meeting at 2:30-4:30 PM on January 4 in San Diego, CA. The session will include the following presentations: “Open Science Practices Are on the Rise in…

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.

Workshop: Unlocking the File Drawer

BITSS and the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) will host a one-day ideation workshop titled “Unlocking the File Drawer” at UC Berkeley on December 12. The workshop will convene an interdisciplinary group of researchers, funders, journal editors, design specialists, and research administrators to explore integrating approaches to improving the tracking of funded…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Reproducible Analytics workshop

In collaboration with the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group and the Innovations in Big Data Analytics program, BITSS will host a one-day workshop on reproducible research in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 2019. Read about the workshop in this post published on the World Bank Data blog.

Presentation: Using Blockchain for Scientific Transparency

Kweku Opoku-Agyemang will give a presentation titled “Using Blockchain for Scientific Transparency” at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C., on February 15, 2019.

Bogotá Experimental Economics Workshop

Catalyst Diego Aycinena and colleagues from the Rosario Experimental and Behavioral Economics Lab (REBEL) will host the Bogotá Experimental Economics Workshop (BEEW) on January 8-10, 2019.

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…

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…

Open Policy Analysis at the 40th APPAM Annual Fall Conference

Fernando Hoces de la Guardia presented on Open Policy Analysis (OPA), and Sean Grant spoke about Open Science for Policy Research as part a panel on replication in policy analysis, hosted at the 40th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) on November 9 in Washington,…

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.

Catalyst Workshop: Nuts and Bolts in Scientific Research

Catalysts Paulo Oliveira, Caio Malaquias, Dalson Figueiredo, Nicole Janz, and Flavianne Nóbrega (Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco Law School) will host a series of workshops titled “Nuts and Bolts in Scientific Research” at the Federal University of Pernambuco Law School.

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…

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…

BITSS at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, San Francisco

BITSS will have a booth exhibit at the 30th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in San Francisco. Come by our booth to learn more about how BITSS can support researchers and reproducibility in the psychological sciences! BITSS booths can be found at both the APS Exhibit Hall and the APS-COS…

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Amsterdam

BITSS held the second international Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 4-6, 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 transparency movement, and space is provided…

Transparency & Public Policy — Catalyst Workshop, Recife, Brazil

The Department of Political Science at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in association with the School of Public Policy and Innovation (EIPP) is delighted to host “Transparency & Public Policy”. This two-day workshop will gather state and local policymakers and researchers to discuss the role of transparency in public policies.