Sep 21, 2020  –  Sep 25, 2020  | 

Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) – 2020 Virtual

Sep. 21-25, 2020, online — BITSS held its Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) online. RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The program is developed and delivered by leading academic researchers from across the social sciences and will provide participants with opportunities for collaborative work and skills-building. Participants were able to exchange feedback and receive support from instructors through daily online discussion forums. Following the training, BITSS also facilitated RT2 “office hours,” where participants met individually with instructors and received guidance on their research questions and ideas.

An agenda is available here. Find slides here and watch presentations in the playlist above.


Faculty include (in alphabetical order): Daniel Benjamin (UCLA), Graeme Blair (UCLA), Luiza Cardoso De Andrade (the World Bank), Benjamin Daniels (Georgetown University), Tim Dennis (UCLA), Fernando Hoces de la Guardia (BITSS), Jennifer Sturdy (Millenium Challenge Corporation), Katherine Koziar (UC Riverside), Aleksandr Michuda (UC Davis), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley and BITSS), Cecilia Mo (UC Berkeley), Dena Plemmons (UC Riverside), Ben Sprung-Keyser (Harvard), and Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University).


RT2 is designed for researchers in the social and health sciences, with particular emphasis on economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and public health. Participants are typically (i) current Masters and PhD students, (ii) postdocs, (iii) junior faculty, (iv) research staff, (v) librarians and data stewards, and (vi) journal editors, funders, and research managers curious about the implications of transparency and reproducibility for their work.

Application Process

The call for applications is now closed.


Reach out to BITSS Senior Program Associate Aleksandar Bogdanoski ( with any questions about this event.


Funding for this conference was made possible, in part by 1R13AG055296-01 from the NIA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.