Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences: Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) | FOSTER

Taught by: Edward Miguel (Introduction, Pre-registration and Pre-analysis Plans), Sean Grant and Arnaud Vaganay (Transparent Reporting and Disclosure), Courtney Soderberg (Replication), Solomon Hsiang (Meta-Analysis), Erica Baranski (OSF and Hands-On Registration), Danae Roumis (Data Managment and De-Identification), Garret Christensen (Version Control and Dynamic Documents), Fiona Burlig (pcpanel), Dan Benjamin (Genoeconomics), and more to come!

Led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), this Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) provides participants with an overview of cutting-edge mechanisms for transparent and reproducible social science research. The curriculum is taught by academic leaders in the transparency movement, and there will be space for collaborative work and hands-on skill building.

Participants can expect to finish the program with a thorough overview and understanding of best practices for open, 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.

Formerly known as the Summer Institute, RT2 will include more hands-on sessions incorporating new tools to facilitate research transparency. In addition to interactive sessions, participants will also be provided a Reading Packet prior to their arrival.

We expect the number of applications to far exceed the number of available spaces for this workshop. With this in mind, BITSS aims to select 30-35 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 Magnes, 2121 Allston Way Berkeley, California, USA

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