What we honor

The Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research honours outstanding contributions to advancing the rigor, reliability, and transparency of research.


1. Fostering Research Integrity

Substantial contributions to research integrity through outstanding measures, such as enhancing transparency, promoting access to research results (‘Open Science’), and embracing collaborative research (‘Team Science’).

2. Quality-Improving Interventions  

Developing and/or implementing interventions, governance, and policies that enhance the quality and reliability of research.

3. Groundbreaking Research on Research

… to identify opportunities for improving research practice, generating evidence for potential interventions, and developing metrics and policies that incentivize the adoption of best possible research practices.

4. Innovative Approaches to Research Integrity

Developing innovative approaches that foster research on research integrity, conducting and designing novel measures or programs to prevent misconduct, and safeguarding validity and reliability in science and research.

5. Addressing Systemic Factors

Identifying and addressing systemic factors that foster research integrity and more responsible research.

6. Replications

Performing or supporting studies on the reproducibility of scientific results.

7. Teaching Good Research Practice

Making a significant contribution to the teaching of good research practice.

8. Improving Research Assessment and Incentives

Identifying research standards and incentives that directly or indirectly constrain the quality of research (e.g. reliance on purely quantitative output measures) and designing more adequate means to assess the quality of research and researchers.

9. Exceptional Integrity

Demonstrating exceptional integrity when facing difficult circumstances and/or conflicts of interest.

10. Increasing Diversity in Research

Making a significant contribution to increasing the diversity of research by considering aspects such as gender, race/ethnicity, geography, career stage, etc.

11. Long-Term Archiving

Guaranteeing the long-term archiving of data and publications through intergenerational archives.