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- NASA is pleased to announce award selections for the Transform to Open Science Training TOPST proposals. These exciting projects showcase open science in action and will advance adoption of open science by helping participants earn their NASA Open Science Certification through summer schools and virtual cohorts. Enroll here to learn more about opportunities to participate and earn your NASA open science certification!
- In celebration of the 2023 Year of Open Science, CERN and NASA are jointly organizing “Accelerating the Adoption of Open Science.”
- NSF releases a Year of Open Science Toolbox including powerpoint templates, letterhead, poster, and virtual backgrounds!
- Join us for our April Community Forum on NASA’s 2022 Space App challenge winners and finalists showcase, April 13, 1-2PM ET.
- NASA Awards Millions to Historically Black Colleges, Universities Promoting Equality and Diversity in Scientific Research. Read more.
- Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Advance Open and Equitable Research factsheet
- Nature Article: Why NASA and federal agencies are declaring this the Year of Open Science
- Federal portal
- NASA's new Science Information Policy has been released! You can find resources, frequently asked questions and the full text of the policy at science.nasa.gov.
- At TOPS, we are especially excited about the Open-Source Science Guidance for researchers funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate. This guidance is being developed openly on GitHub, and contributions are welcome.
- A presentation summarizing the policy for scientists created by M. Styczinski of JPL is available too!
- Apply to become a local lead for the 2023 Space Apps challenge! Learn more here.
- SMD's Data Portal has been launched! Explore NASA's science data as you explore open science.
- Proposal guidance
- Open Science funding opportunities
- Open Science stories
- New Job Opportunities
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!
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
- Accelerate major scientific discoveries
- Broaden participation by historically excluded communities
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Short presentation on TOPS initiative:
- Recording starts at 6:48.
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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!
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