MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019

Durch die MZES ergibt sich die Möglichkeit sich über sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung unter den Gesichtspunkten Glaubwürdigkeit, Transparenz und Nachvollziehbarkeit auszutauschen. Ebenso bietet sich im Rahmen dessen ein Forum zur Diskussion über den Status und die zukünftige Richtung der sozialwisschenschaftlichen Forschung.

University of Mannheim

Open Science refers to a broad, transdisciplinary movement aiming to open up research processes to promote the integrity, reproducibility, and value of scholarly work. Responding to pressing credibility and replicability problems in science, this movement has thoroughly changed the fields of psychology and economy. Clearly, a similar fundamental rearrangement is coming in all social sciences, including political science, sociology, and communication. This interdisciplinary conference brings together a mix of leading senior and junior scholars to present and discuss state of the art and future directions for open science practices in the social sciences.

The conference has four purposes. First, it offers a forum for exchange and networking for researchers from all social science disciplines and working with all methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) who are interested in promoting open science practices. Second, it strengthens skills and knowledge regarding open science practices. Hence, the conference is associated with a workshop organized in collaboration with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS).  Third, the conference features original research and showcases best practices in open science. Fourth, the conference will facilitate (by granting free data collection for winners of the pre-registration challenge as one conference component) and produce original research (by initiating a crowdsourced replication effort of a well-known social science study).

The conference will be followed by an Open Science Workshop on Sunday, 27 January 2019. The workshop will be conducted in collaboration with BITSS. The full-day workshop will provide participants with an overview of some of the most important and effective tools and best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research.

If someone is interested but won't make it to come, there will be a live stream of the conference.


Dr. Eike Mark Rinke
Telefon: +49-621-181-2842


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  • Präsenzveranstaltung
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  • Präsenzveranstaltung (Online-Teilnahme möglich)