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10th BITSS Annual Meeting

Conference   |   Feb 10 2022 - Feb 11 2022

The CEGA-managed Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its 10th Annual Meeting on February 10-11, 2022. We are currently planning for an in-person event at UC Berkeley (with an option for virtual participation). Stay tuned for updates on this event page.


The BITSS Annual Meeting brings together actors from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share novel research and discuss efforts to improve the credibility of social science by advancing research transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics. The program will feature presentations of meta-scientific work selected from the Call for Papers, as well as several keynote presentations. More details coming soon! In the meantime, check out content from past Annual Meeting events.

Call for Papers

We invite papers or long abstracts (500-1000 words) in all aspects of meta-science, 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. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration and the use of pre-analysis plans;
  • Disclosure and transparent reporting;
  • Research ethics;
  • Replicability and reproducibility;
  • Peer review;
  • Methods for detecting and reducing publication bias or data mining;
  • The intersection of openness and inclusion in science;
  • Assessment of the validity or reproducibility of literature;
  • Meta-analysis and evidence synthesis;
  • Open policy analysis;
  • Transparency and reproducibility in COVID-19 or other policy-relevant research.

Eligible projects include completed works, work in progress, and prospective work. You can submit here. All submissions are due by Sunday, December 5, 2021 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 15. We encourage all authors to also submit their work to MetaArXiv, an open-access archive for works in research transparency.

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Date & Time

Feb 10 2022 - Feb 11 2022
08:00 - 12:00 PDT

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