DARPA SCORE Proposers Day

Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE)

Program Goals and Objective

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals for the development and deployment of automated tools to assign Confidence Scores to different Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) research results and claims. Confidence Scores are quantitative measures that should enable someone to understand the degree to which a particular claim or result is likely to be reproducible and/or replicable. The SCORE program will develop automated tools that assign explainable Confidence Scores to SBS results and claims with a reliability that is equal to, or better than, the best current human expert methods. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.  Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

The goals of the Proposers Day are to: (a) introduce the research community (Proposers, Academia, and Government) to the SCORE program vision and goals; (b) explain the mechanics of a DARPA program and the milestones of this particular effort; and (c) encourage and promote teaming arrangements among potential organizations that have the relevant expertise, facilities, and capabilities for executing a research and development program responsive to the SCORE program goals.


Administrative, technical, and contractual questions about the SCORE program should be emailed to SCORE@darpa.mil. All questions must be in English and must include the name and email address of a point of contact. Following the Proposers Day, DARPA will post an FAQ list to the DARPA/DSO Opportunities website.

Disclaimers and Important Notes

Attendance at the SCORE Proposers Day or viewing the webcast is voluntary and is not required to propose to the anticipated SCORE BAA. Interested parties to this notice are cautioned that nothing herein obligates the Government to issue a solicitation. The Proposers Day does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. This announcement is issued solely for information and program planning purposes and is not a Request for Information (RFI). Since this is not an RFI, no submissions against this notice will be accepted by the Government. No classified, ITAR controlled, or proprietary information shall be included in submitted materials or shall be presented or discussed at the Proposers Day. DARPA will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred to participate in this Proposers Day. Recording the Proposers Day is not permitted.