Wouldn’t it be great if solutions for our most pressing challenges could be found faster and less expensively?
They can. OPEN SCIENCE.

At the Center for Open Science, our mission is to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research. We believe that the open exchange of ideas accelerates scientific progress.


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How do we support an open research life cycle?


Research Software and Storage

COS has developed a variety of software tools and workflows based on our free Open Science Framework to help researchers manage and archive their research, privately or publicly.


Community Development

COS helps connect and build open science communities of researchers, their affiliated institutions, their funders, and the publishers of research outcomes.


Metascience and Research

COS supports and conducts research on scientific practices. Our team members are thought leaders on open science and our tools serve as critical research platforms.


How can you get involved?


Engage Your Institution

COS can provide tools and training to institutions that enhance transparency, foster collaboration, and increase the visibility of research at the institutional level. Learn how to get your institution connected.


Use Our Tools for Research

COS maintains free, easy-to-adopt tools, services, and communities for scientists who wish to develop research practices that make their work more accessible and reproducible. Explore simple steps toward open science.


Adopt Our Publishing Guidelines

COS maintains a variety of integrated, powerful tools and services for journals, societies, and funders to minimize complexity and encourage openness and preregistration. Read more about how COS can assist you.


Help Us Build Software

COS builds open source web apps, connects via API with other services, and actively supports open projects. Find out how you can contribute.


Want to Learn More?

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