Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science

BITSS has launched a third round of Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes. Read the Call for Nominations here.

The recipients of last year’s prize were announced on December 15, 2016 at the BITSS Annual Meeting.

Watch our interviews with seven of the L-R Prize recipients on our YouTube page here.

About the Prizes

Transparency is integral to the validity of social science research – especially when this research informs policy and affects the lives of millions around the world. Today, researchers are not explicitly rewarded for disclosing their data collection and analysis methods, registering detailed pre-analysis plans, or making data and other research materials available to the public.

In order to promote transparent research, and to offer recognition and visibility to scholars practicing open social science, the John Templeton Foundation is generously supporting the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) to launch prizes named for pioneers who helped lay the foundations of research transparency: economist Edward E. Leamer and psychologist Robert Rosenthal.

Prize Categories

Leaders in Education

These prizes award the work of professors who incorporate instruction in transparent practices into their curricula.

Emerging Researchers

These prizes award early-career researchers – junior faculty, postdoctoral researchers or graduate students – who adopt transparent research practices or pioneer new methods to increase the rigor of research.