Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS)

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is a new effort to promote transparency in empirical social science research. The program is fostering an active network of social science researchers and institutions committed to strengthening scientific integrity in economics, political science, behavioral science, and related disciplines. Central to the BITSS effort is the identification of useful strategies and tools for maintaining research transparency, including the use of study registries, pre-analysis plans, data sharing, and replication.


Dataverse is an open source software framework for publishing, citing and preserving research data with a repository at Harvard that is open to all scientific data from all disciplines worldwide. It includes the world's largest collection of social science research data. Dataverse supports the sharing of research data with a persistent data citation, and data publishing and management workflows with versioning and metadata standards.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.

Open Science Framework (OSF)

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is an open source, free use web app designed to help researchers organize and share their work. The OSF provides back end, structural support for Project TIER, enabling students to host and easily access project materials.