Dalson Figueiredo BITSS CatalystPolitical Science

I am Political Science assistant professor at Federal University of Pernambuco, scientific director of the Professional Master’s Program in Public Policy and current fellow of the Summer Program in Social Science (2015-2017). I was visiting scholar at Indiana University (Bloomington, 2014), William Mitchell College of Law (Saint Paul, 2011) and Wisconsin University (Madison, 2009). In 2014, I attended to BITSS workshop and now I am working to diffuse both transparency and replication in Brazilian Political Science. I want to contribute to change scientific values in Brazil. Therefore, participating in BITSS Catalyst Program will enhance my potential to advance transparency in both teaching and publishing.


Catalyst Projects:

Fostering Transparency in Government Institutions and Higher Education: A Research and Teaching Initiative
Catalysts: Dalson Figueiredo (Federal University of Pernambuco) and Nicole Janz (University of Nottingham)
Locations: University of Nottingham, UK; Recife, Brazil; Brasilia, Brazil

We find research findings resulting from data that is not publicly accessible to not be credible. Similarly, governments withholding administrative information should not be trusted. We argue that the lack of government and research transparency are connected, and can be tackled in by offering training on reproducibility. This project aims to foster transparency in scholarly research and in government institutions. In particular, 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. Our target groups are 100 undergraduate and graduate students, 20 scholars, and 20 bureaucrats. The project will strengthen research skills and transparency norms that can contribute to scientific innovation, development, and social welfare. 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.

See the workshop’s OSF page here.