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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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