Ends on January 26, 2018

Dear CEGA Friends & Colleagues, 

We've decided to extend the deadline for our annual photo drive another two weeks, expanding the submission period to December 15th - January 26th.

We invite you to participate in CEGA's annual Photo Drive! We're constantly searching for high resolution, inspiring photos to use on our materials. Anytime we use a photo entered to our photo drive on our print and digital collateral, we will credit the photo source detailed in the original submission. Link to submit included below. 
With your help we can continue to grow our photo library and you can win a prize in the process! After internal review of each entry, photos will be selected to move to a public voting round. The top submissions will be posted on CEGA’s Twitter account (@CEGA_UC) on January 29th. Photos with the most likes come Febuary 5th will win prizes. The top 4 highest ranked photo entries will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, and the photo with the highest ranking will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. 

We're looking for photos taken around the world, particularly from field experiments, that correspond to one of CEGA’s 11 sector areas. Samples of past photos submitted can be found on our Facebook here. Note that by submitting to CEGA’s Photo Drive, you consent to CEGA’s use of your image in our print and online media. 

  1. Each person is allowed to submit up to 5 photos. 
  2. Each submission must be taken by you, and include your full name, email address, and title/organizational affiliation. 
  3. Each submission must include information about where the photo was taken, the date, and a short caption (limit to 100 character with spaces). 
  4. Each submission mush include your name in the photo file name. 
  5. Each submission must be high resolution 
  6. You must have consent from the subjects in the photo. Please ensure submissions comply with CEGA’s Photo Policy
  7. Photos submitted that apply to one of CEGA’s sectors areas will be given extra consideration.  

The deadline to submit is 11:59 pm PST January 26th

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), invites applications for our second international Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2), taking place April 4-6, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Formerly known as the Summer Institute, RT2 provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge tools and practices for transparent and reproducible social science. 

Participants can expect to finish the program with a thorough overview and understanding of best practices for open and reproducible research, allowing them to remain in the vanguard of new scientific frontiers. They are encouraged to bring existing research questions and ideas based on their own interests, and seek support and feedback from instructors and other attendees.


The workshop is designed for researchers across the social science spectrum, from economics to political science, psychology, and other related disciplines. Ideal candidates include: (i) graduate or post-graduate students contemplating a research career, (ii) junior faculty eager to learn about new tools and techniques, (iii) staff from research organizations interested in using these methods, and (iv) journal editors or representatives of research funding organizations, curious about the implications for their work. Diversity in terms of background, gender, and academic discipline is encouraged.

Application Process

We expect the number of applications to exceed the number of available spaces for this workshop. With this in mind, BITSS aims to select up to 40 participants that represent a balance across disciplines, gender, and experience levels, as well as participants who are likely to have sustained impact on improving research transparency and reproducibility education and practice at their host institutions.

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than February 7, 2018.

Note: To help make our review more efficient, please turn off CapsLock when entering information into this application. Thank you!

Interested in brushing up on foundational research transparency concepts and tools? Take our 5-week MOOC "Transparent and Open Social Science Research" beginning January 8!