Oct 4, 2022  –  Dec 6, 2022  | 

BITSS Open Research Seminar (Fall 2022)

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) hosted the Fall 2022 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 was 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 were free and open to register to the general public.


We elicited proposals from researchers, practitioners, and students to present their work as part of the first four webinars, which took place October-December 2022.

All webinars were recorded, published on the BITSS YouTube channel, and included in the BITSS Resource Library, a publicly available collection of learning materials.


  • 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 was hosted thanks to the generous support provided by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.