Mar 3, 2023  –  Mar 3, 2023  | 

2023 BITSS Annual Meeting

The BITSS Annual Meeting brought 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. The 11th BITSS Annual Meeting was held on Friday, March 3 in Berkeley, CA.

We are delighted to have heard from keynote speaker Guido Imbens, the 2021 Nobel Prize Laureate, as well as two keynote panel conversations, including Undersecretary of Finance of Chile, Claudia Sanhueza, and CEO of IDinsight and Chair of the Board of Directors of 3ie, Ruth Levine.


Keynote Panel 1: “The Evidence-to-Policy Pipeline and the Role of Transparency: Lessons from Biomedical Sciences”


  • Steven Goodman – Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, and Medicine (Stanford University)
  • Ruth Levine – CEO of IDinsight and Chair of the Board of Directors of 3ie
  • Therese Pigott – Professor in the School of Public Health and the College of Education and Human Development (Georgia State University)

“The Evidence-to-Policy Pipeline and the Role of Transparency” featured prominent members of the evidence-informed policy movement as they discussed how to increase transparency in evidence synthesis and use for decision making.

Keynote Panel 2: “Open Policy Analysis in Government: The Example of Chile’s New Pension Reform”


  • Claudia Sanhueza – Undersecretary of Finance for Chile
  • David Bravo – Associate Professor of Economics, Director for the Center of Surveys and Longitudinal Studies, (Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Danny Yagan – Associate Professor of Economics (UC Berkeley) and Chief Economist (Associate Director for Economic Policy) of the Office of Management and Budget

“Open Policy Analysis in Government spotlighted the pioneering steps that the Chilean government and others are taking to increase transparency in a major pension reform.

Keynote Remarks: 2021 Nobel Prize Laureate Guido Imbens

The afternoo featured paper presentations on the latest developments in research transparency. A full agenda is linked in this page on the left-hand side.

Code of Conduct

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