Studying and Supporting Early Stage Science

Leverage Research is a non-profit research institute dedicated to aiding scientific advance. 


Founded in 2011, the organization conducted independent explorations into important but poorly understood topics in the social sciences. Today, Leverage Research studies the history of science and how historical discoveries were made, and supports novel research in young or under-resourced fields.


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Learn about our research programs and read our case studies.

Case Study: The Leyden Jar

The Leyden jar is widely recognized as among the most important discoveries in the history of electricity. While accounts often present the discovery as a mix of luck and crisis, our case study suggests a more complex picture. 

Research Highlights: Gilbert's Electricks

Our original  case study  analyses William Gilbert’s discovery of static electric attraction and identification of the category of electricks.

The new research highlights summarize some of the main conclusions from this research.

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