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Introduction

Want a website instead of a GitHub repo? https://nasa.github.io/Transform-to-Open-Science/

Ready to get started transforming towards open science with us? Get started here!

Credit: All Contributors

Announcements!

Transform to Open Science Logo that shows a top as a rocket taking off and the text Transform to Open Science in the white vapor plume around the launch site

Transform to Open Science (TOPS)

What is Open Science?

Open Science is the principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility, and equity. (source)

What We Do

The world is changing rapidly. Everyday new problems emerge and it takes groundbreaking scientific discoveries to solve them. To stay ahead, the pace of science must accelerate and science needs to be even better, more accurate, and faster to enable the truly transformative breakthroughs that will help us thrive. Closed science, hoarding information and resources, silos of knowledge holds science back by limiting who can participate. We need more voices that work together and share knowledge and resources. Only then will we find new and better solutions. NASA's Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission will allow us to create a scientific culture that is ready for 21st century challenges. Open Science will broaden participation, increase accessibility to knowledge, and embrace new technologies that can respond to these changes at scale. We hope you will join us in creating an open science infrastructure in your organization. TOPS will show you how!

Strategic Objectives

Open Science creates more advanced and inclusive research faster, builds a more just and equitable world, and ensures that minds from all walks of life can participate in science. TOPS is NASA’s ambitious plan to accelerate open science practices. It’s a 5 year journey that will

  1. Accelerate major scientific discoveries
  2. Broaden participation by historically excluded communities
  3. Increase understanding and adoption of open science principles and techniques

TOPS and the Year of Open Science

2023 is the Year of Open Science, a NASA initiative to spark change and inspire open science engagement through events and activities that will shift the current paradigm and change practices. The Transform to Open Science (TOPS) community coordinates efforts designed to rapidly transform agencies, organizations, and communities. Learn more about NASA's Year of Open Science activities here.

For You

Are you just beginning your open science journey? Perhaps you have only just begun to post your code or data online, share your pre-prints, or share your null hypothesis as part of your grant application? Or perhaps you are exploring science communication on a personal blog. All of these behaviors exemplify open science and we would like for you to join us in the Year of Open Science!

If you are excited to learn and encourage others to learn about open science as part of the Year of Open Science, then we invite you to explore how to Individual Actions for the Year of Open Science!

For Your Team

Is your team interested in adopting open science principles and practices, but unsure of how to begin? The Year of Open Science team activities could help you reflect together on how to equip the people at your organization with practical knowledge in open science, as well as introduce them to a wider community of open science practitioners.

Learn how to get your team involved in Team Actions for the Year of Open Science!

For Your Organizations

Is your organization is ready to devote people, funds, and other resources to adopting open science throughout the organization. If your leaders are committed to becoming known as an open science organization, and excited to facilitate open science research through its policy and actions, then we invite you to explore Organization Actions for the Year of Open Science!

Join Us At Conferences!

Does your organization host a conference? Navigate straight to our Year of Open Science Conferences page to learn more about how TOPS wishes to work with you.

Implementation

  • Area 1: Engagement: Building community, publishing articles, appearing on podcasts, expanding knowledge about open science, integrating Open Science into themes at large-scale events and conferences.
  • Area 2: Capacity sharing: Producing online, free, open science curriculum, hosting workshops, events, cohorts, science team meetings, hackathons, and constructing multiple pathways to an Open Science Badge.
  • Area 3: Incentives: Developing Open Science Badge/Certification and establishing high profile awards in support of open science research.
  • Area 4: Moving towards openness: Recognizing open science practices, holding open meetings, sharing hidden knowledge, and inclusive collaborations.

Overview Presentation

Short presentation on TOPS initiative:

Join TOPS Mailing List

Please join the TOPS email list to hear about further activities and become more involved! Discussions are enabled for this GitHub repository, so feel free to ask questions or join conversations there.

Repository

This repository is used to openly share information about TOPS and the Year of Open Science. Issues are used to collect tasks for development, and Markdown text documents for any planning documents that need to be developed. This could include linking to other resources. Please feel free to submit an issue or fork the repository to make a contribution, and check out our contribution guidelines here.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have collected frequently asked questions here. Please use the discussions channel on this GitHub to ask more questions if you have them!

Contact Us

You can reach out to us using our contact form!

We hope you will join us and champion open science!

Contributors

Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Chelle Gentemann
Chelle Gentemann

🤔 💻 📆
Reese Ingraham
Reese Ingraham

💻
Isabella Bello Martinez
Isabella Bello Martinez

💻 🤔 🖋
Yvonne Ivey
Yvonne Ivey

💻 🤔 📆
Cynthia Hall
Cynthia Hall

💻 🤔 📣
Steve Crawford
Steve Crawford

💻 🤔 👀
Justin Gosses
Justin Gosses

🐛
Danielle Groenen
Danielle Groenen

💻
Chris Erdmann
Chris Erdmann

🖋
Qiusheng Wu
Qiusheng Wu

🖋
Slesa Adhikari
Slesa Adhikari

🐛
Sara
Sara

🖋
Abhilipsa Sahoo
Abhilipsa Sahoo

🚧
Daniel S. Katz
Daniel S. Katz

🚧
Daniel Mietchen
Daniel Mietchen

🚧
Edwin Kofler
Edwin Kofler

🚧
Logan Kilpatrick
Logan Kilpatrick

🖋 🚧
Lisa Federer
Lisa Federer

🖋
Max Jones
Max Jones

🚧
Tyson L. Swetnam
Tyson L. Swetnam

🚧
Jon Ander Oribe
Jon Ander Oribe

🚧
Sierra V. Brown
Sierra V. Brown

🚧 🖋
Batool Almarzouq
Batool Almarzouq

🚧
Aman Goel
Aman Goel

🚧
Matt Hall
Matt Hall

🖋
Malvika Sharan
Malvika Sharan

🖋
Hans Moritz Günther
Hans Moritz Günther

🚧
Tomas Chor
Tomas Chor

🚧
Emily Cassidy
Emily Cassidy

🚧
Senya Stein
Senya Stein

🚧
Ting Sun
Ting Sun

🚧
All Contributors
All Contributors

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SALONICONTRACTOR
SALONICONTRACTOR

💻
Paige Martin
Paige Martin

💻 🤔 🖋
Peter Newman
Peter Newman

🚧
Brigitta Sipőcz
Brigitta Sipőcz

🚧
Natasha Batalha
Natasha Batalha

🖋
Tkantz
Tkantz

💻

This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome! Don't see your name? Let us know using our contact form.