The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its 8th Annual Meeting at UC Berkeley on December 11, 2019. The meeting will bring together actors from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement for research transparency and efforts to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity in the social sciences.
This Call is for papers on meta-scientific work, including but not limited to work that assesses scientific practice, evaluates the credibility of bodies of social science literature, presents new tools or strategies to improve research transparency and reproducibility, or evaluates the effectiveness of existing tools. A committee of reviewers will select papers to be presented and discussed. Topics for papers may include:
- Pre-registration and the use of pre-analysis plans;
- Disclosure and transparent reporting;
- Replicability and reproducibility;
- Data sharing;
- Methods for detecting and reducing publication bias or data mining;
- Assessment of the validity or reproducibility of literature.
Papers or long abstracts must be submitted by Sunday, October 20 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). A limited amount of travel support is available for presenters (please indicate this in your submission form). Eligible submissions include both completed papers and works in progress.