Community Standards

We have begun conversations with key stakeholders on how to best introduce the OPA principles to the field of policy analysis. In this process, we look to draw lessons from the reproducibility crisis in science, and adapt tools and best practices to address common problems. Given that scientific research and policy analysis face similar challenges (see the table below), the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines provide a good example, particularly of standards for disclosure of methods, as well as open access to data and materials.

We are in the process of preparing similar guidelines for OPA. Stay tuned for updates before the BITSS Annual Meeting.

Table 1: Transparency and reproducibility in academic research and policy analysis