Feb 10, 2022  –  Feb 11, 2022  | 

10th BITSS Annual Meeting

Feb. 10-11, 2022 — BITSS will hold its 10th Annual Meeting on February 10-11, 2022. We are currently planning for an in-person event at UC Berkeley (with an option for virtual participation). Stay tuned for updates on this event page.


The BITSS Annual Meeting brings together actors from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share novel research and discuss efforts to improve the credibility of social science by advancing research transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics. This year’s keynote address will be given by 2021 Nobel Laureate David Card (UC Berkeley) on Feb. 10, who will discuss the credibility (r)evolution in economics.

The program will also feature presentations of meta-scientific work selected from the Call for Papers, as well as several keynote presentations. More details coming soon!

Call for Papers

We invite papers or long abstracts (500-1000 words) in all aspects of meta-science, including but not limited to work that assesses scientific practice, evaluates the credibility of bodies of social science literature, presents new tools or strategies to improve research transparency and reproducibility, or evaluates the effectiveness of existing tools. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration and the use of pre-analysis plans;
  • Disclosure and transparent reporting;
  • Research ethics;
  • Replicability and reproducibility;
  • Peer review;
  • Methods for detecting and reducing publication bias or data mining;
  • The intersection of openness and inclusion in science;
  • Assessment of the validity or reproducibility of literature;
  • Meta-analysis and evidence synthesis;
  • Open policy analysis;
  • Transparency and reproducibility in COVID-19 or other policy-relevant research.

We welcome submissions about completed, ongoing, or prospective research. All submissions are due by Sunday, December 5, 2021 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 15. We encourage all authors to submit their work to MetaArXiv, an open-access archive for works in research transparency.


Code of Conduct

BITSS is dedicated to a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Our Code of Conduct can be found here.


Reach out to Aleksandar Bogdanoski (abogdanoski@berkeley.edu) with any questions about this event. Join the discussion using #BITSS10 on Twitter.