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Breadboard is a software platform for developing and conducting human interaction experiments on networks. It allows researchers to rapidly design experiments using a flexible domain-specific language and provides researchers with immediate access to a diverse pool of online participants.

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This program can be licensed free of charge for academic use.

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Installation instructions for the following platforms:

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If you are not part of an academic institution but want to use Breadboard for research purposes, please contact us using the form below.

Software wiki

Currently in active development is a full wiki at, feel free to submit a pull request!

Video tutorials


"Intermediate Levels of Social Fluidity Amplify Economic Growth and Mitigate Economic Inequality in Experimental Social Networks"

Sociological Science

2: 544-557 (Nov 30, 2015) doi: 10.15195/v2.a26.

A. Nishi, H. Shirado, and N.A. Christakis

"Inequality and Visibility of Wealth in Experimental Social Networks"


Published online 09 September 2015. doi:10.1038/nature15392

A. Nishi, H. Shirado, D.G. Rand, and N.A. Christakis, MS163

Editorial: Money Matters
Editorial: Behavioral Economics

"Static Network Structure Can Stabilize Human Cooperation"

PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

111 (48): 17093-17098 (December, 2014) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1400406111

D.G. Rand, M. Nowak, J.H. Fowler, and N.A. Christakis, MS158

"Quality Versus Quantity of Social Ties in Experimental Cooperative Networks"

Nature Communications

4: 2814 (November 2013) MS147

H. Shirado, F. Fu, J.H. Fowler, and N.A. Christakis

Yale Institute for Network Science
Human Nature Lab
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