Oct 4, 2022  –  Dec 6, 2022  | 

BITSS Open Research Seminar (Fall 2022)

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is excited to announce the Open Research Seminar (ORS), a webinar series to promote and share knowledge about the use of tools and practices for transparency and reproducibility in social science research. The ORS will be an opportunity for researchers to showcase applications of specific tools and practices (e.g., developing a lab protocol for reproducibility, building a website to catalog open datasets, etc.) or evaluations of the effectiveness of existing tools and practices (e.g., results-blind peer review and publication bias). All webinars will be free and open to register to the general public.

Register for the Fall 2022 ORS here!


We elicited proposals from researchers, practitioners, and students to present their work as part of the first four webinars, which will take place October-December, 2022. There will be an opportunity in the Fall to apply for the second round of webinars which will take place in Winter-Spring 2023.

All webinars will be recorded, published on the BITSS YouTube channel, and included in the BITSS Resource Library, a publicly available collection of learning materials. Presenters should consider archiving their materials on MetaArXiv or the OSF, as appropriate. The organizer of each session will be offered a $500 honorarium.


  • Oct 4, 9 – 10:30 am PT: The Life Cycle of a Reproduction: from Ex Ante Documentation to Ex Post Reproduction and Beyond
    • Richard Ball, Anne Nurse, Fernando Hoces de la Guardia, and Abel Brodeur
  • Oct 27, 9-10:30 am PT: Normalizing Reproducibility: The Experience of the World Bank Group & DIME
    • Luis Eduardo San Martin, Maria Ruth Jones, Benjamin B. Daniels, and Erin Kelley
  • Nov 17, 9-10:00 am PT: Hashed Linkages for Administrative Datasets
    • Karla Palos Castellanos
  • Dec 6, 9-10:30 am PT: How to Evaluate Journal Implementation of Open Science Standards: The TRUST Process
    • Sean Grant


Reach out to CEGA Events and Communications Associate Eeman Abbasi (eemanabbasi@berkeley.edu) and Fernando Hoces de la Guardia (fhoces@berkeley.edu) with any questions about this event.

The Open Research Seminar is hosted thanks to the generous support provided by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.