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Project Title: Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-17-03         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
DEPS Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics
Committee on National Statistics
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Heimberg, Jennifer

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biology and Life Sciences; Earth Sciences; Education; Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry, and Physics; Surveys and Statistics

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science
May 31, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Garret Tyson
Phone: 202-334-1737


Thursday, May 31, 2018

All Times Are Eastern Time Zone

8:30 AM Breakfast available in foyer outside of K100.

9:00 – 10:30 AM
OPEN SESSION: Session Open to the Public
Remote connection available via Zoom

Public Sessions will be webcast and recorded via Zoom.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
9:00 AM Welcome and Call to Order
Harvey Fineberg
Committee chair
President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

9:15 Panel: International Perspectives on Reproducibility and Replication in Science and Engineering
Each panelist will have 15 minutes to address the set of questions below followed by 5 minutes of questions from the committee

• Are there specific examples in your country/region where a lack of reproducibility and replicability in research results has led to doubt about reported results more broadly? Are reproducibility and replication of research results a global concern or is it a concern focused within specific countries?
• Are there particular scientific fields in which lack of reproducibility and replicability is more/less of a concern?
• Are there any concrete actions that organizations (e.g. funders, publishers, societies) in your country or region have taken to address concerns about reproducibility and replicability? What actions should they take?
• Should the research community work regionally and/or globally to address concerns about reproducibility and replicability? If so, what should be the priorities?
Global Young Academy (GYA):
Laura Fierce, Brookhaven National Laboratory and member of the GYA Executive Committee [in person]

and Koen Vermeir, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), former co-chair of the GYA’s Scientific Excellence and Open Science programs and member of the GYA Executive Committee [via Zoom]

Harry Xia, President, Alliance for Scientific Editing in China [in person]

Suman Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India [via Zoom]

10:30 End Public Session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Harvey Fineberg
Juliana Freire
Lorena Barba
Edward Hall
Dianne Chong
Constantine Gatsonis
Gerald Gabrielse
David Allison
Victoria Stodden
Simine Vazire
Timothy Wilson
Wendy Wood
Dietram Scheufele
Thomas Jordan
David Donoho (via Zoom on Day 1 and in the morning session of Day 2)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• review of the open session’s briefings
• updates to the draft report and writing assignments
• the report’s main conclusions and recommendations
• plans for the committee’s writing meeting in July

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No written materials were provided to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 12, 2018