Metascience 2023 Conference to be Held at National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC

Mar. 22, 2023

Charlottesville, VA –The Metascience 2023 Conference, at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC, will take place May 9-10, 2023 as a global in-person gathering to connect the study of science across disciplines, methodologies, and regions. Metascience 2023 aims to unite communities to share ideas, evidence, and foster a culture of continuous experimentation and improvement.

Metascience 2023 will include free virtual sessions in late April and the beginning of May for a global audience and there will also be a conference streaming option available for selected sessions. 

“Metascience 2023 will bring together researchers, policymakers, funders, and publishers to engage in prescriptive ideas about how the research process can be improved,” noted COS Executive Director Brian Nosek. “Together, we can accelerate discovery with creative design and by improving the system and practice of research.”

Metascience 2023 is a conference dedicated to the study of science, how it's conducted, and how it can be improved. Conference participants will explore questions such as:

  • How can we improve the rigor and reproducibility of scientific research?
  • How can we better understand the scientific process and the factors that influence it?
  • How can we ensure that scientific research is inclusive, diverse, and equitable?

Featured speakers include:

  • Pierre Azoulay, International Programs Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Michael Nielsen, Research Fellow, Astera Institute
  • Emily Sena, Professor of Metascience and Translational Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Simine Vazire, Professor of Psychology Ethics and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne

The full conference agenda is available online.

Metascience 2023 follows the inaugural Metascience 2019 Symposium held at Stanford University and Metascience 2021 Conference, a virtual conference. The Center for Open Science (COS), the Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-Research and Open Science (AIMOS), and the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) are the partnering organizations for Metascience 2023. 

Ticket bundles are available for multiple registrations at a discounted rate. Bundles start at five tickets. For questions about bundles, contact

To learn more about Metascience 2023, sessions, and speakers, visit


About the Center for Open Science (COS):
Founded in 2013, COS is a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools, including the Open Science Framework (OSF)

About the Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-Research and Open Science (AIMOS):
AIMOS seeks to advance the interdisciplinary field of meta-research by bringing together and supporting researchers in that field. Science aims to produce robust knowledge and the concept of reproducible experiments is central to this. However the past decade has seen a ‘reproducibility crisis’ in science. Across a number of scientific fields, such as psychology and preclinical medicine, large-scale replication projects have failed to produce evidence supporting the findings of many original studies. Meta-research will address this challenge head on.

About the Research on Research Institute (RoRI): 
RoRI is an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions and technologists working to champion transformative & translational research on research. By analysing research systems and experimenting with new tools, indicators and evaluation frameworks, we aim to advance more strategic, open, diverse and inclusive research.

Contact: Alexis Rice or (434) 207-2971

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