Ends on October 9, 2017

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its 6th Annual Meeting at UC Berkeley on December 5-6, 2017. The goal of the meeting is to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency in order to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity across social science disciplines.

This Call for Papers focuses on work that evaluates the reproducibility of bodies of social science literature, elaborates new tools and strategies to increase the transparency and reproducibility of research, or evaluates the efficacy of existing tools. A committee of reviewers will select a limited number of papers to be presented and discussed. Topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • 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;
  • Meta-analysis;
  • Assessment of the validity or reproducibility of literature.

Papers or long abstracts must be submitted by Monday, October 23 (11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time). Travel funds may be provided for presenters. Eligible submissions include completed papers and works in progress.

The 2017 BITSS Annual Meeting is co-sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

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