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BITSS Announces 10 Recipients for This Year’s Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science

[From the website of the Berkeley Institute of Transparency in the Social Sciences — BITSS] The ten recipients are: — “Dr. ERIC-JAN WAGENMAKERS, Professor of Mathematical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and widely recognized pioneer in promoting reproducible research”…

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A Painful (but Hilarious) Look at Data Availability and Reuse

[From the website, The Scholarly Kitchen] “Data availability and re-usability starts with best practices in collecting and storing data in the first place. The exasperatingly funny video below shows what happens when those best practices are ignored, something that’s much more…

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Project TIER Offers Free Workshop on Teaching Reproducibility (Nov. 18 & 19)

[FROM THE PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT] “This workshop is intended for faculty who are interested in incorporating principles of transparent and reproducible research in their teaching and/or research advising. The workshop will emphasize research methods in the social sciences, but participation is…

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Journal Finds that Digital Badges Increase Data Sharing

[From the Retraction Watch website] “In January 2014, Psychological Science began rewarding digital badges to authors who committed to open science practices such as sharing data and materials. A study published today in PLOS Biology looks at whether publicizing such behavior helps encourage others to…

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Deadline Extended for BITSS Transparency and Reproducibility Workshop

The Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is extending the application deadline for its Transparency and Reproducibility workshop to April 8th.  The workshop runs from June 8-10th and is taught by an impressive set scholars: Edward Miguel (Introduction); Tom…

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GARRET CHRISTENSEN: An Introduction to BITSS

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) was formed in late 2012 after a meeting in Berkeley that led to the publication of an article in Science on ways to increase transparency and improve reproducibility in research across the social sciences. BITSS…

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Science Journal Argues that Requiring Transparency Inhibits “Creativity and Novelty”. Really?

In a recent editorial, the journal Epidemiology argues that committing to a set of standards known at the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines would, among other things, inhibit “creativity and novelty.”  Instead, the journal says, “We intend to soon ask…

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