Mar 16, 2017  –  Mar 17, 2017  |  New Delhi

Research Transparency + Reproducibility Workshop in New Delhi

BITSS hosted a two-day Research Transparency and Reproducibility Workshop March 16-17, 2017 in New Delhi, India at Le Méridien New Delhi.

BITSS delivered a workshop on research transparency that catered to the needs of the research community involved in conducting high-quality social science research in South Asia. This workshop provided an opportunity for greater collaboration in using tools and systems that can increase transparency and integrity of research.

This workshop targeted researchers and faculty, especially those working with J-PAL, IFMR, LEAD, and IPA; as well as development sector stakeholders, including donor agencies and large institutions such as BRAC, 3ie, and PHFI who commission or conduct social science research in South Asia.


  1. Improve understanding of the importance and challenges of research transparency and reproducibility, focusing on registration and pre-analysis plans, data de-identification and sharing, and replication.
  2. Master and apply techniques for reproducible workflow, specifically, learning how to transparently manage study materials and data/code using (i) version control with Git and Github and (ii) dynamic documents with Stata and R.