'We are compelled to speak out in support of our international members'
ASA Executive Director Ron Wasserstein and the chair of the ASA’s Committee on International Relations in Statistics, Geert Molenberghs, issued a statement on the ASA’s behalf emphasizing the importance of free expression and exchange of ideas and noting the benefits of contributions from a global community of scientists, researchers, and students.
As statisticians play prominent roles in producing reproducible research and more publications and scientific agencies place greater emphasis on research being reproduced, the ASA has developed a guidance document that provides funding agencies with suggestions for how they can help support reproducible research. In showcasing the work of notable statisticians and the value of statistics to science, the document also raises the profile and enhances the voice of statisticians.
Following in the footsteps of its successful election prediction contest last fall, the ASA’s public education intitiative, ThisIsStatistics, has launched Statsketball Tournament 2017, a contest for high-school and undergraduate students to use statistics rather than luck to determine the outcome of the March Madness men’s college basketball tournament. Entries are due March 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET.