Ends on January 31, 2018

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.

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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!

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