Garret Christensen at UC Berkeley Love Data Week 2018

Garret Christensen will participate in the Data Stories and Visualization Panel at UC Berkeley Love Data Week 2018 on Tuesday, February 14, 2018. Garret will discuss how he used Department of Defense data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request to research how war deaths were affecting the supply of military recruits. Especially…

Geography and Environment Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training, LSE

The Geography & Environment Department is pleased to host you for the first Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Faculty: Greer Gosnell (LSE, Grantham Research Institute), Ben Groom (LSE, Department of Geography & Environment), Thomas Leeper (LSE, Department of Government), Laurence Horton (LSE Library), Rachael Meager (LSE, Department…

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…

Cleo Protogerou at the 13th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting

Cleo Protogerou will present findings from her SSMART project “Integrated Theoretical Model of Condom Use for Young People in Sub-Saharan Africa” at the 13th Annual UK Society for Behavioural Medicine in Liverpool, England.

2017 BITSS Annual Meeting

BITSS will hold its sixth Annual Meeting on December 5-6, 2017 in Berkeley, California to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency in order to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity across social science disciplines.

Elise Wang Sonne at World Bank International Open Access Week 2017

2017 Leamer-Rosenthal recipient and BITSS Catalyst Soazic Elise Wang Sonne will be a featured speaker on a panel discussing the purpose of open access and how to operationalize open access in the context of extreme poverty. Panelists will also take questions from both in-person and virtual audiences from around the world.

Re-opened: Parliamentary Inquiry into Research Integrity at the House of Commons of the UK

Catalyst Arnaud Vaganay will present oral evidence to the House Commons Science and Technology Committee regarding research transparency and reproducibility as part of the committee’s inquiry on scientific integrity. Dr. Vaganay will give evidence at 9:30 am on Tuesday, October 24. Note: This event was originally canceled due to the general election on…

BITSS at Health Research Board Trial Methodology Symposium

2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Recipient and BITSS Catalyst Elaine Toomey will have a booth at the 3rd Annual Health Research Board Trial Methodology Symposium. Come by the booth to learn more about BITSS’s efforts to support researchers and reproducibility in the social sciences!

Elise Wang Sonne to Present at the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

BITSS Catalyst and 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize recepient Elise Wang Sonne is presenting at a speed session and a hosting a poster at the 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference (WSDS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA), scheduled for October 19-21, 2017. Elise’s presentation builds on her Catalyst trainings in Sub-Saharan Africa…

Seminar and Workshop on Research Transparency + Reproducibility — Catalyst Event, La Paz, Bolivia

BITSS and La Salle University in Bolivia have partnered to develop and deliver a series of activities on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high-quality research in Bolivia. The proposed activities are a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the science research, and ii) to provide a platform to share tools and resources that assist in improving transparency in research, within the community of practitioners and academicians.

Edward Miguel Keynote at MAER-Net Colloquium

BITSS Scientific Director Ted Miguel will give a keynote at the Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium 2017 at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen in Germany. Dr. Miguel’s talk is titled “Transparency, reproducibility, and the credibility of economics research.”

COS Preregistration Webinar

As part of the Center for Open Science’s ongoing education campaign about the benefits of preregistration, COS has an upcoming webinar on October 12th.

Seminar and Workshop on Research Transparency + Reproducibility — Catalyst Event, Lima, Peru

BITSS and the Lima SE have partner to develop and deliver a workshop on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high quality research in Peru. The proposed workshop is a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the science research, and ii) to provide a platform to share tools and resources that assist in improving transparency in research, within the community of practitioners and academicians.

Seminar and Workshop on Research Transparency + Reproducibility — Catalyst Event, Santiago, Chile

BITSS and a joint collaboration of the Center for Longitudinal Studies and the School of Government of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC),  have partner to develop and deliver a workshop on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high quality research in Chile. The proposed activities are a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the science research, and ii) to provide a platform to share tools and resources that assist in improving transparency in research, within the community of practitioners and academicians.

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – London, England

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) held the first international Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in London, England September 20-22, 2017. 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…

Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Health — Catalyst Workshop

In association with the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), BITSS and the NUI Galway Health Behaviour Change Research Group are delighted to host the DECIPHer one-day workshop on Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Health.

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Workshop – Bergen, Norway

To address growing need for improved norms and practices of social science research, and in partnership with The Choice Lab at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), BITSS will deliver a workshop on research transparency and reproducibility. This two-day workshop will be led by Dr. Eva Vivalt (Australian National University) and will…

Data Management and Analysis for Reproducible Results

2015 recipient of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science and BITSS Catalyst J. Scott Long is holding a week-long workshop at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Science Research. See below or visit the ICPSR website for more details.

BITSS Paper Session at 92nd Annual WEAI, San Diego

BITSS has organized two paper sessions on Day 4 of the 92nd Annual Western Economics Association International Conference in San Diego, Ca. Topics will include meta-analysis, publication bias, data sharing, and research transparency, featuring work by several SSMART grant recipients. Speakers will include Garret Christensen (BITSS, BIDS), Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa),…

MOOC: Transparent and Open Social Science Research

Demand is growing for evidence-based policy making, but there is also growing recognition in the social science community that limited transparency and openness in research have contributed to widespread problems. With this 3-week, self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you can explore the causes of limited transparency in social science research, as…

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – Berkeley, CA

Led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), this Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge mechanisms for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is taught by academic leaders in the transparency movement, and there will be space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building.

Gates Open Research Presentation

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) welcomes Philip Dooner, Associate Publisher from F1000, on May 26th at 1 – 3 pm to present on Gates Open Research. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session.

BITSS at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Boston

BITSS will have a booth exhibit at the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Come by our booth to learn more about how BITSS can support researchers and reproducibility in the psychological sciences!

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop at INSP, Cuernavaca

BITSS and INSP will partner to develop and deliver a workshop on research transparency that caters to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high-quality research in Mexico. The proposed workshop is a small yet significant step to i) generate awareness among users and contributors of the health science research and ii) provide a platform to share tools and resources to assist in improving transparency in research within the community of practitioners and academicians.

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop at IMEBESS 2017

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of open research practices, as well as hands-on training in tools for managing a reproducible workflow. We will discuss the increasing relevance of these practices in the social sciences, including their endorsement by researchers, journal editors, and funding agencies. Participants will learn strategies and tools to manage research workflow, preparing and submitting pre-registrations and pre-analysis plans, and effectively sharing material with collaborators and the scientific community.

Research Transparency Workshop — Catalyst Workshop, Universite Protestante du Congo

Catalyst: Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene Research Transparency is gaining attention in the scientific community around the world, including the United States, European countries, and Anglophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa; yet the concept is quite a “new world” in Francophone Africa. In my efforts to advance the movement in Francophone Africa, I successfully delivered the…

Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop at UC Merced

There is growing interest in research transparency and reproducibility across the social sciences. As part of the UC Merced Political Science professionalization seminar series, this workshop will introduce political science graduate students to the tools social scientists can use to make their research more reproducible.

Research Transparency Workshop — Catalyst Workshop, University of Kinshasa

Catalyst: Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene Research Transparency is gaining attention in the scientific community around the world, including the United States, European countries, and Anglophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa; yet the concept is quite a “new world” in Francophone Africa. In my efforts to advance the movement in Francophone Africa, I successfully delivered the…

Meet and Greet with Phillip Cohen

Most social scientists want our research to be relevant, to reflect as well as interact with the social actors for whom it is relevant; we want it to be efficient, to maximize collaboration and exchange, and to make the most of our limited resources; and we want it to be accessible, to…

The Gold Standard of Reproducible Research — Catalyst Event, Nottingham, England

This project aims to foster transparency in scholarly research and in government institutions. We will conduct educational workshops that will leverage insights that have been used to increase governmental and research transparency in the UK to improve transparency in Brazil. The first workshop will be part of a day-long conference: “The Gold Standard of Reproducible Research” at the University of Nottingham on March 9, 2017.

Research Transparency Workshop at the World Bank

This one-day workshop at the World Bank on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 aimed to improve understanding of challenges to the transparency and reproducibility of social science research, and to teach the latest techniques for developing a reproducible workflow, focusing on version control and the GitHub platform.

Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility Paper Session at the 2017 AEA / ASSA Annual Meeting

Join BITSS Faculty Director Ted Miguel and several SSMART grant recipients at a paper session at the 2017 American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting in January!   The session, titled “Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility in Social Science Research,” will feature research and discussion from BITSS affiliates Eva Vivalt, Sean Tanner, Rachael…

2016 BITSS Annual Meeting

BITSS held its fifth Annual Meeting on December 15-16, 2016 in Berkeley, California to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to strengthen the standards of transparency and reproducibility across social science disciplines. The meeting featured keynote speakers, an announcement of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science, results from selected Social Science Meta-Analysis and Research…

Transparency Workshop – 2016 ASE Summer Institute for Economic Research, Benin

The African School of Economics (ASE) will incorporate a Research Transparency workshop in their Impact Evaluation training next week at the Summer Institute for Economics Research (SIER). The workshop will be co-led by BITSS Catalyst Saint Kizito Omala and CEGA EASST Fellow Constantine Manda. The workshop precedes a 4-day conference presenting research from African…

2016 Computation + Journalism Symposium

The 2016 Computation + Journalism Symposium at Stanford University will include a “Reproducible Journalism” panel discussion held in Paul Brest Hall and moderated by John Bohannon, contributing correspondent to Science.

Workshop: Increasing Openness in Quantitative Research

Join us for a free, practical, hands-on workshop to create more rigorous, open, impactful, and reproducible research. This workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Open Science and D-Lab.

Catalyst-Led Francophone Africa Workshop

Catalyst Grant Winner Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene Hosts Research Transparency Training in the DRC. The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will fund Catalyst Zacharie Dimbuene to organize a workshop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 19-20 at the University of Kinshasa. The event, focusing on research transparency…