Opportunities

BITSS isn’t the only organization offering support to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers looking to advance research transparency and reproducibility. And we want you to have access to as many open science opportunities as possible! Here you can find external opportunities for funding, collaboration, and ways for you to exercise your open science muscles.

Request for Feedback piloting support: Data Carpentry

Data Carpentry has released curricular materials for social scientists that uses a real interview dataset from the SAFI Project. They’ve requested feedback from social scientists and extended an invitation to support a pilot workshop in Davis, CA June 27-28, 2018.
Feedback accepted anytime.

MetaLab Contribution Challenge

To celebrate the release of its new website, the MetaLab team, with support from BITSS, is organizing a challenge for authors of meta-analyses on cognitive development. This challenge will offer a total of $3,000 US in cash prizes to authors who contribute their meta-analysis data to the MetaLab database.
Sign up by June 30, 2018

Crowdsourced Replication Initiative: MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019

Submit a proposal to participate in replicating and expanding a previously published cross-national macro-comparative study. The goal is to explore and develop crowdsourcing methods and generate research surpassing what a single researcher could achieve. The replication comes from the field of immigration and social policy, but social science researchers of all disciplines and levels are encouraged to participate. All full participants will be co-authors on the final paper.
Submit by July 27, 2018

Call for Applications: Mozilla Open Leaders Round 6

The sixth cohort of Mozilla Open Leaders starts in September 2018! Mozailla is looking for Open Leaders to fuel the Internet Health movement by designing and building projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities.
Apply by August 5, 2018

Call for Papers: MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019

The Open Social Science Conference is a forum for practicing and discussing credibility, transparency, and replicability in the social sciences. Eligible are abstracts from researchers interested in advancing discussion, debate, literature synthesis, or methods in open social science; methodological advances, e.g., p-curve analysis, systematic reviews, pre-analysis planning, and replication; and general research findings that apply best practices of open science while conducting research.
Submit an abstract by August 22, 2018

Pre-Registration Challenge: MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019

Participate in a competition to win funding or survey time for the most innovative and rigorous pre-registration plan for a social science study.
Submit an entry by August 22, 2018

Call for Papers: Registered Reports at the JDE

The Journal of Development Economics (JDE) now offers authors the opportunity to submit empirical research designs for review and approval before the results of the study are known. The pre-results review track is designed to award well-designed and well-executed studies regardless of whether their empirical results yield clear interpretations.
Submit anytime!

BITSS Preprints

An open access, interdisciplinary archive of scholarly works focused on meta-science and improving research transparency and reproducibility.
Submit anytime!

Open Science MOOC

The Open Science MOOC project is developing its curriculum and is considering recommendations from you! See what’s brewing and make suggestions here.
No deadline!