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The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity (ALA Annual Preconference)

Friday, June 24, 2016
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, US/Eastern

The Scholarly Communications Interest Group is co-sponsoring the 2016 ALCTS Preconference:

Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  event code: ALC3  |  Register

The credibility of scientific findings is under attack. While this crisis has several causes, none is more common or correctable than the inability to replicate experimental and computational research. This preconference will feature scholars, librarians, and technologists who are attacking this problem through tools and techniques to manage data, enable research transparency, and promote reproducible science. Attendees will learn strategies for fostering and supporting transparent research practices at their institutions.


  • Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics Haverford College
  • Harrison Dekker, Head, Library Data Lab, University of California, Berkeley
  • Garret Christensen, Assistant Project Scientist, Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences & Data Science Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science CEGA
  • Eleni Castro, Research Coordinator, Data Acquisition and Archiving, Data Science Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Elizabeth Quigley, User Experience Lead, Data Science, Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, University of Michigan

Target Audience

Digital initiative librarians, data curators, scholarly communications librarians, metadata librarians, repository managers, library liaisons, instructors, particularly in the social science, who teach or advise students on empirical research methods 


Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add this preconference to your conference registration or register for this preconference alone. 

The price of this full-day preconference is:

  • $219 for ALCTS members 
  • $269 for ALA members
  • $319 for nonmembers


ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

See http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ac/2016/reproduciblescience for more information.