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QICSS Summer School on Research Reproducibility and Replication Games

This training will provide an overview of issues related to research reproducibility and will propose the steps to follow to carry out a replicable project. The initial training will be followed by an opportunity to put the learnings into practice through an edition of the Replication Games, which will take place at UQAM. During the Games, teams, composed of students and professors, will work together to reproduce the results of a published article.

  • Face-to-face training on June 12 and 13 at QICSS (3535 Queen Mary, Montreal)
  • Replication games on June 14 at UQAM
  • Number of participants limited to 15
  • Bilingual training. The material distributed will be in English. The language of presentation will be English or French, depending on the preference of the group. Interaction between trainees and trainer will be in English or French, depending on preference.

Summer School Process
An initial two-day training session will be held on June 12 and 13, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This will be followed by the Replication Games on June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Description of the Replication Games
As a complement to the QICSS Summer School on Research Reproducibility, the Human Capital Research Group of ESG UQAM is organizing a day of Replication Games with the Institute for Replication. These games will take place on June 14, 2023 at UQAM. Participants must register for the Games (information to come) in advance. The goal of the day is to replicate an article published in economics or political science in teams of three to five participants (professors and students together). Participants will be assigned to a team according to their interests, or may register as a team if desired. Visit the Institute for Replication website for more information:

Participants should have experience conducting empirical social science data analysis using statistical software, ideally in the research environment of one of the QICSS laboratories. Knowledge of at least one of Stata, Matlab, R, SPSS or SAS is required, as is knowledge of the Windows Desktop environment. Applications will be evaluated to ensure the level of prerequisites.

Registration fees if accepted

  • Students: $200
  • Professors or staff from a QICSS member institution: $400
  • Others: $600

Bursaries to help cover travel costs for students from QICSS member institutions will be available.

Call for expressions of interest
QICSS invites you to submit your application by April 28, 2023. QICSS adopts a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws. It encourages all persons, regardless of their characteristics, to apply, including women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. Please be assured of the confidentiality of this information.

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For more information, contact Marie Connolly at [email protected].


Lars Vilhuber

Lars Vilhuber (Ph.D. 1999, University of Montreal) is an economist at Cornell University in the Department of Economics and the ILR School, the Data Editor for the American Economic Association journals, and executive editor of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality. His research focuses on labor market dynamics. Lars Vilhuber is an expert on replicability issues and consults to governments and statistical agencies in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Marie Connolly

Marie Connolly (Ph.D. 2007, Princeton University) is a professor in the Department of Economics at UQAM since 2009. Her research is mainly empirical in nature and focuses on various topics in labour economics, such as social mobility and human capital formation. Through her position as Data Editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics, she is interested in the issue of replicability of research. As of June 1, 2022, she is also Associate Dean of Research at the UQAM’s School of Management.


Sponsored by: QICSS and the Research Group on Human Capital (GRCH) from ESG UQAM.



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