Show Your Work. Share Your Work. Advance Science.
That's OPEN SCIENCE.


At the Center for Open Science, we believe an open exchange of ideas accelerates scientific progress towards solving our most persistent problems. The challenges of disease, poverty, education, social justice, and the environment are too urgent to waste time on studies lacking rigor, outcomes that are never shared, and results that are not reproducible. Join us!


How do we support open science globally?

We provide tools, training, support and advocacy for changes in incentives to make research investment go farther, faster.



Research and Data Software Tools

COS has developed a variety of software tools, workflows and data storage solutions called OSF to help researchers manage, archive, discover and share research more openly.


Community and Policy Development

COS helps identify, connect, educate, and support 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 to help understand how to make research more effective at solving problems. Our team members are thought leaders on open science and our tools serve as critical research platforms.


How can you get started doing open research?

Share Data, Materials or Code

Making your work openly visible to other researchers invites collaboration, allows others to benefit from and build on your work, and facilitates replication. Share your work today

Share a Paper or Preprint 

Sharing a paper or preprint on OSF accelerates scholarly communication, feedback that can improve the work, and discoverability of finished research. Try uploading a paper--it's extremely easy and fast. 


How can you help?


Spread the Message

Our blog and YouTube channel provide excellent information about how to design and conduct more open research. Help us share these resources, or apply to become an ambassador.


Conduct Your Own Open Research

COS maintains free, easy-to-adopt tools, services, and communities for researchers who wish to develop practices that make their work more accessible and reproducible. 


Help Us Build Things

COS has an amazing team of scientists, designers, developers, and communicators that help move open science forward. Join Us! 


Donate! 

When you support COS, you are helping to change the culture and incentives that drive researchers’ behavior towards a more open community. Help support open science with a donation today.


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