In an effort to reward social scientists who do the hard work of advancing practices of
transparency and the use of reproducible methods in research, BITSS is accepting nominations for the
2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science.
BITSS will award $10,000 to $15,000 to faculty who have incorporated research transparency methods
and subject matter into their course curricula, as well as to outstanding graduate students and early
career researchers whose work demonstrates or advances transparent and reproducible practices.
Nominated Leaders in Education will be selected based on the impact, subject matter, and quality of
their courses. Likewise, nominated Emerging Researchers will be selected based on the impact, subject
matter, and quality of their practices, research, or innovative research tools or methods.
Past recipients of the prizes in the Leaders in Education category include Philip B. Stark who initiated the
Berkeley Common Environment and J. Scott Long, author of The Workflow of Data Analysis Using STATA
textbook. Also among last year’s prize recipients are David Broockman, Joshua Kalla, and Peter Aranow –
a team of researchers whose review of a study on attitudes regarding same-sex marriage revealed
irregularities and a lack of replicability that led to its retraction from Science Magazine.
To nominate yourself or other pioneering faculty or researchers, submit a written justification of no
more than 1,000 words, as well as up to three links to documentation demonstrating the nominee’s
work and eligibility. Learn more about the prize here.
BITSS will accept nominations until Friday, September 16.