The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity

a 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn tools and techniques that can be immediately employed at their institution to foster and support a culture of transparent research practices.
  • Participants will know how to develop a research project on an open platform to manage data and other digital objects throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Participants will have access to techniques for organizing empirical research projects in such a way that they can be easily and exactly reproduced.


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

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