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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
As the result of a mandate from Congress, the National Academies will explore the issues of reproducibility and replication in scientific and engineering research. The committee will explore what is known and identify areas that may need more information to ascertain the extent of reproducibility and replication, review current activities to improve reproducibility and replication highlighting examples of good practices, and examine factors that adversely affect reproducibility and replication.

The study is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Committee Members
Committee Members' bios

Harvey V. Fineberg, Chair, (NAM), President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 
David Allison (NAM), Dean and Provost Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington  
Lorena A. Barba, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University
Dianne Chong (NAE), Vice President, Materials, Manufacturing Structure and Support, Boeing Research and Technology, Retired  
David Donoho (NAS), Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Statistics, Stanford University. No longer a member of the committee as of July 24, 2018.
Juliana Freire, Professor, Computer Science and Data Science, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University  
Gerald Gabrielse (NAS), Director, Center for Fundamental Physics, Northwestern University
Constantine Gatsonis,
Director, Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University
Edward (Ned) Hall, 
Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
Thomas Jordan (NAS), Professor, Earth Sciences, W. M. Keck Foundation and University of Southern California  
Dietram A. Scheufele, John E. Ross Professor, Science Communication, and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois  
Simine Vazire, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis. No longer a member of the committee as of October 11, 2018.   
Timothy Wilson, Sherrell J. Aston Professor, Psychology, University of Virginia 
Wendy Wood, Provost Professor, Psychology and Business, University of Southern California  

Poster from ICPS 2019 Paris conference

Upcoming Meetings

May 7, 2019 (1:00 pm) - Public Release Webinar
Reproducibility and Replicability in Science
Members of the committee will give an overview of the reports conclusions and key messages. 

Past Meetings

December 12-13, 2017:

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February 22-23, 2018:
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April 18-19, 2018:
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May 9 (meeting held via Zoom):
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May 31- June 1, 2018:
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July 24-25, 2018
Closed off-site meeting without presentations or recordings. 

Staff Information


Jennifer Heimberg, Study Director, Division on
    Earth and Life Sciences
Thomas Arrison, Program Director, Policy and
    Global Affairs
Adrienne Stith Butler, Associate Board Director,
    Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory
    Sciences, DBASSE
Michael Cohen, Senior Program Officer, DBASSE
Michelle Schwalbe, Board Director, Division on 
    Engineering and Physical Sciences
Lesley Webb, Program Assistant, DBASSE
Tina Winters, Associate Program Officer, DBASSE



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