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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
April 18, 2018 - April 19, 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


April 18, 2018

12:10 – 5:00 PM
OPEN SESSION: Session Open to the Public
Keck Center, Room 101
Public Sessions will be webcast and recorded via Zoom.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

12:10 PM Welcome and Introductions
Harvey Fineberg
Committee chair
President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

12:25 Perspectives on Scientific Progress and Irreproducibility
Richard Shiffrin, Indiana University

12:55 Panel 1: Reproducibility in the Physical and Earth Sciences
(30 minutes each, 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions)
Joan Brennecke, Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #16, McKetta Department of
Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Peter Mohr, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

1:55 BREAK

2:10 Panel 2: Reproducibility in Industry and Industrial Engineering
(20 minutes each, 15 for briefing + 5 minutes for questions)
Carl Ascoli, Chief Science Officer, Rockland Immunochemicals
William Lyons, Director, Global Research & Development Strategy for the
Global Technology Organization, Boeing Research & Technology

2:50 Introduction to Economics and Reproducibility
Daniel L. Goroff
Vice President and Program Director
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

3:20 Panel 3: The Economics of Addressing Reproducibility Issues in Science
(4 panelists, each with 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions from committee)
Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Myron P. Gutmann, University of Colorado in Boulder
Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics, Harvard University
Brent Goldfarb, University of Maryland

4:40 Public Comment

5:00 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 2)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• the structure of the draft report and writing assignments
• the report’s main conclusions and recommendations
• review of the open session’s briefings

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 24, 2018