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At the Center for Open Science, we believe that transparent and reproducible research is better research, leading to better outcomes. Our mission is to make that a reality throughout the world of scholarly investigation. We also believe in a fantastic work environment, awesome work-life balance, killer technology, and empowering our people to grow as professionals and people.

Working at COS means that you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are constantly striving to improve science and the tools that support it. We set high expectations for ourselves and are always trying to stay out in front of software and research trends. We are committed to quality design and architecture, an agile methodology, and contributing to the open-source community. Sound like you? Join us! 


Current Openings


Background

The Center for Open Science (COS) is looking for an experienced DevOps engineer to advance our mission of increasing the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research.


Founded in 2013, COS is a non-profit organization that has pushed for meaningful change in the scientific community. We've initiated large-scale reproducibility studies, challenged the incentive models of science publication, and built the premier online framework for ensuring that science is open and available.  All of our software is free and open source, and we want to apply the same principles to science.
Skills
  • Ability to make and drive technical decisions to completion

  • Great communication, including thoughtful listening skills, the ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly, and the ability to communicate well in writing

  • Demonstrated expert-level understanding of one or more commonly used cloud providers, such as GCP, AWS, or similar.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to write custom helm charts.

  • Expert in networking principles

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience with containerized architecture

  • Experience with monitoring (NewRelic, Prometheus, PagerDuty)

  • Ability to work independently, and passionate about software engineering concepts

Core Technologies
  • Cloud: Kubernetes, Helm, Jenkins, Nginx, Sentry

  • Back-End: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Docker, RabbitMQ

  • Authentication: CAS (Java)

Location

COS is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Benefits

COS offers full time employees:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

  • 15 days vacation in year one

  • Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

  • Modern office space and other amenities

Applying
COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. You can also see more on GitHub. If you know someone who lives and breathes open source and is passionate about collaboration, sharing, science, and making a difference, then encourage them to apply.
Background

The Center for Open Science (COS) is dedicated to improving research practices to accelerate discovery. COS is a nonprofit technology and advocacy organization whose mission is to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. When the products of the research process become public goods -- analysis plans, data, methods, code, and results -- we can accelerate knowledge, solutions, and cures.


COS is seeking a Director of Development (DOD) to join its leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the DOD plays an essential role in developing and executive an effective fundraising strategy that supports the long-range goals of the organization.


Position Summary/Objectives

The Director of Development is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding philanthropic contributions in support of the mission and activities of the Center for Open Science. S/he also manages COS’s expanding government funding efforts.


COS raises $5-$7 million annually from foundations, individuals, and government agencies. This role works closely with the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Directors of Policy, Product, and Research.  This role also directly supervises a full time Development Manager.


Responsibilities
  • Draft and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan to meet the annual and long-term financial needs of the Center in accordance with the COS strategic plan

  • Oversee, manage, and conduct grant research and development. Manage all grant proposal processes including grants calendar, grant development, grant writing, and reporting.

  • Create and implement strategies to engage and solicit individual donors in partnership with COS leadership and board members.

  • Partner with COS Policy, Product, and Research teams to identify and support partnerships that financially support their work.

  • Oversee the annual fund campaign, developing strategies of donor stewardship and retention.

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to engage them in COS’s fundraising efforts. With the executive director, act as staff lead for the Governance & Nominating Committee. Support board development and recruitment.

  • In collaboration with COS leadership set and manage to goals and metrics that drive current and sustainable fundraising performance, evaluating progress at appropriate intervals.

  • Manage fundraising data in Salesforce, including maintenance of files, updated, reports, and data integrity.

  • Support budgeting and integration of grants and funding pipeline with Leadership team.

Skills
  • Be an outstanding representative of the organization with strong knowledge of COS’s mission, services, and strategy in communications with funders, constituency, board, and staff.

  • Demonstrate strong communication and writing skills.

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift, foundation and annual gift fundraising.

  • Able to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • Organized to accomplish tasks and goals.

  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

  • Experience with federal funding agencies like the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health, is advantageous

Benefits

COS offers full time employees:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

  • 15 days vacation in year one

  • Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

  • Modern office space and other amenities

COS promotes a flexible work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

Applying
COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. Please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position and a fundraising aligned writing sample here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
Background

Join a mission-driven, non-profit tech company that is promoting openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research.  The Center for Open Science (COS) will add an operations-focused part-time Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will provide comprehensive organization, coordination, and communication support for the Executive Director.  The Assistant’s flexibility, outstanding organizational skills, effective and graceful communication style with external inquiries and partners, and thoughtfulness will enhance the executive's effectiveness by providing information management support and representing the executive to others and anticipating issues before they become problems. COS is a fast-paced company that is providing services to the scientific community.  You will have an interest in science and technology and will thrive in a high-velocity, mission-driven environment.  

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:  

Primary areas of focus:

  • Maintains executives’ appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel

  • Point-of-contact for coordination with other organizations for executive-level meetings and negotiations

  • Creatively assessing tasks and identifying mechanisms to free up time on executives’ schedule to maintain focus on top priorities and efficient decision-making

  • Conserves executives’ time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters, documents, and presentations; collecting and analyzing information; initiating communications; managing technology

  • Draft meeting minutes for internal and external executive-level meetings to include board meetings and committee meetings

  • Manage Board of Directors meeting materials, meeting logistics, and records


Other areas of responsibility:

  • Support Operations Team

  • Manage special projects and assignments

  • Provide historical reference by recording meeting discussions and results

Notes

COS has three primary activities: (1) infrastructure development to support the scientific workflow (http://osf.io/) - documentation, archiving, sharing, and registration - and connect with other open technologies; (2) community building among open-source developers, open science researchers, and the broader scientific community - example projects: badges to acknowledge open practices, and Registered Reports; and (3) metascience, research on scientific practices, example projects: Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, Reproducibility Project: Psychology, and Many Labs.  COS promotes inclusivity and serves a global audience of researchers across all domains.  


COS is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices.  Operating with an technology start-up atmosphere and mindset, the COS team moves quickly, identifies problems and creates solutions, encourages risk-taking, blends science and technology, is highly collaborative, is high energy, and is dedicated to openness. Get more information about COS at its website, and in its news section, and in papers articulating a vision for “Scientific Utopia” for scientific communication and scientific practices.   


15-20 hours per week. 

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote. 

Benefits

N/A

Applying
COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and digital portfolio of work showcasing your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
Background
The Center for Open Science (COS) is dedicated to improving research practices to accelerate discovery. COS is a nonprofit technology and advocacy organization whose mission is to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. When the products of the research process become public goods -- analysis plans, data, methods, code, and results -- we can accelerate knowledge, solutions, and cures.

COS is seeking a Product Owner to join its Product team. Reporting to the Director of Product and Product Manager, the Product Owner plays an essential role in COS’s product development and ability to meet its mission. The Product Owner is responsible for supporting COS’s product vision through effective and efficient management of product development activities.

Responsibilities
  1. Represents the product vision based on organizational goals, stakeholder needs and user feedback both internally with product development, policy and research teams and externally with funders, stakeholders, and community groups

  2. Establishes strong understanding of the product, the use cases the product is expected to meet and collaborates bidirectionally with end users and stakeholders to understand and share future ideas for the product

  3. Works with product management and the current process in place to assess feedback from users and stakeholders, applying the business goals to prioritize and effectively communicate with leadership

  4. Gathers feedback and requirements, writes user stories and shepherds projects through development process with effective collaboration of product management and agile development teams

  5. Supports the implementation of the product vision, priorities and deliverable timelines through participation in team scrums, ticket creation and management, grooming of tickets and stories, prioritizing and planning meetings, product demo and validation and launching of new features and enhancements.

  6. Creation of or updates to all user-facing product documentation for product area, ensuring cohesion with established style, tone and information architecture

  7. Manages user support inquiries for the relevant product area with good communication of responses leading to resolution of user challenges. Leveraging support inquiries to better manage the product documentation, user experience and future enhancement development

  8. Participates in product area project support with attendance in scrums, discovery, kickoff, grooming, sprint planning, product demo meetings to ensure clarity of requirements

  9. Collaborates with the Communication Coordinator on new features and improvements to user base

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years experience in similar role

  • Experience with scrum agile development methodologies

Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, organization and documentation skills with excellent attention to detail

  • Creativity and ability to convey ideas in a clear and concise way

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining strong attention to detail

  • Self-starter and independent worker who continually seeks new challenges and responsibilities

  • Sound judgment, professionalism, and a positive attitude

  • Ability to react quickly to complex situations

  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and strong problem-solving skills

Benefits

COS offers full time employees:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

  • 15 days vacation in year one

  • Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

  • Modern office space and other amenities

COS promotes a flexible work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

Salary is expected to be between upper 40s to mid 50s depending on relevant experience and skills.

Applying
COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
Background

COS is now hiring a Project Coordinator to support an ongoing, major project under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE) program to automate and validate methods for assessing credibility of research claims in the social-behavioral sciences (see our press release here).  COS will (1) create a large, enriched dataset of claims and evidence, (2) advance the efficiency and scalability of gathering that data, and (3) conduct replications and reproductions of a sample of the claims to test the accuracy of confidence scores generated by partners.  The project is expected to run to December 2021.


The Project Coordinator will support the team in creating, maintaining, and enhancing the large dataset of claims and evidence. This position will work closely with Data Enhancement partners to develop the dataset, manage claim extraction, merge data, and monitor automated and manual data coding and integration. The Project Coordinator will also liaise with external dataset managers to align their fields and process to move towards automated processing and support monthly reporting and accessing to the dataset by other performing teams. This work requires effective communication, attention to detail, effective documentation skills, experience with git workflows, and good data organization practices.


The Project Coordinator will report to the Data Manager.  The team will operate in COS’s agile scrum management process with highly defined tasks and deliverables to track progress. Two week sprints with daily scrums will identify risks and bottlenecks early in project execution for intervention and correction. COS maintains proven infrastructure and methodologies to deliver on highly coordinated projects--technical and operational.  A major task of the project is to facilitate and manage research activities of dozens to hundreds of contributing researchers and laboratories around the world. With extremely high coordination demands and an aggressive timeline, this role requires strong capacity to execute on defined goals on time and with exceptional quality.

Responsibilities
  • Support creating and curating a database of scholarly claims
  • Assist in maintaining and documenting that database for quality and wide use
  • Enhancing the dataset with related data from a wide variety of scholarly databases using and developing automated techniques to keep the dataset up-to-date
  • Enhancing the dataset with data extracted from papers and/or provided by other collaborators or performing teams
  • Creating automated workflows for data extraction from sources
  • Collaborating with maintainers of other scholarly databases to align data for automated extraction and merging
  • Supporting overall data integrity for project success
  • Implementing strong documentation practices for all project activities to ensure transparency and reproducibility
Skills
  • Experience with data managing, data wrangling, data merging, and data documentation
  • Experience with scholarly databases and API calls
  • Experience with programming skills for data extraction, merging, and creating automated, repeatable workflows (base understanding of Python, mostly pandas and numpy a plus)
  • Demonstrated commitment to transparency, rigor, and reproducibility in research
  • Highly efficient and task-oriented
  • Attention to detail and very strong documentation and workflow management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and in coordination with a team for advancing shared objectives on a very assertive timeline
  • Ability to prioritize, make decisions, problem-solve, and ask for help
Notes

Expected start date in June 2019.


This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is expected to be in the mid-40s.

Location

Charlottesville, VA

Benefits

Benefits:  

COS offers full time employees:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

  • 15 days vacation in year one

  • Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

  • Modern office space and other amenities

COS promotes a flexible work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

Applying
Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.
Background

COS is now hiring a Project Coordinator to support an ongoing, major project under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE) program to automate and validate methods for assessing credibility of research claims in the social-behavioral sciences (see our press release here).  COS will (1) create a large, enriched dataset of claims and evidence, (2) advance the efficiency and scalability of gathering that data, and (3) conduct replications and reproductions of a sample of the claims to test the accuracy of confidence scores generated by partners.  The project is expected to run to December 2021.


The Project Coordinator will support the team in selecting eligible social-behavioral science studies from the sampling frame, vetting and coding claims for eligibility for reproduction or replication, coding datasets, gathering materials for studies, developing study preregistrations, determining study awards for replication teams, managing a portfolio of partner individuals and teams conducting replication (new data) or reproduction (same data) studies, and rigorously documenting the process to maximize reproducibility. This work requires effective communication, attention to detail, effective documentation skills, and comfort with research methods, social-behavioral science literature, and managing many research practices on a variety of topics simultaneously.


The Project Coordinator will report to the Program Manager.  The team will operate in COS’s agile scrum management process with highly defined tasks and deliverables to track progress. Two week sprints with daily scrums will identify risks and bottlenecks early in project execution for intervention and correction. COS maintains proven infrastructure and methodologies to deliver on highly coordinated projects--technical and operational.  A major task of the project is to facilitate and manage research activities of dozens to hundreds of contributing researchers and laboratories around the world. With extremely high coordination demands and an aggressive timeline, this role requires strong capacity to execute on defined goals on time and with exceptional quality.

Responsibilities
  • Support evaluation of a diverse body of claims in social-behavioral sciences on methodology and findings
  • Documenting protocols and registrations for conducting rigorous reproductions and replications, including documentation necessary for IRB review
  • Facilitate a caseload of replication/reproduction efforts by a distributed network of teams and individuals
  • Supporting research objectives that ensure overall project success
  • Gathering and organizing materials and data from a variety of sources
  • Implementing strong documentation practices for all project activities to ensure transparency and reproducibility
Skills
  • Experience (Bachelor’s, Master’s or equivalent) in one or more social-behavioral science disciplines
  • Experience with research methodology
  • Experience with IRB process
  • Ability to rapidly assess research across a variety of social-behavioral science domains
  • Demonstrated commitment to transparency, rigor, and reproducibility in research
  • Highly efficient and task-oriented
  • Attention to detail and very strong documentation and workflow management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and in coordination with a team for advancing shared objectives on a very assertive timeline
  • Ability to prioritize, make decisions, problem-solve, and ask for help
  • Experience with R, OSF, preregistration, reproducible workflows, replications (new data testing same question) and/or reproductions (reanalysis of same data) is a plus
Notes

This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is expected to be in the mid-40s

Location

Charlottesville, VA

Benefits

Benefits:  

COS offers full time employees:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

  • 15 days vacation in year one

  • Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

  • Modern office space and other amenities

COS promotes a flexible work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

Applying
Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be addressed to jobs@cos.io. COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.
Background

The Center for Open Science (COS) is looking for an experienced senior software engineer to advance our mission of increasing the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. The perfect candidate for this role has worked in the commercial software space for a while but would now like to use their engineering skill to positively impact the world. We are more interested in your communication skills, passion, and ability than we are in the specific technologies that you use. A great developer will be a great developer in any language.


Founded in 2013, COS is a non-profit organization that has pushed for meaningful change in the scientific community. We've initiated large-scale reproducibility studies, challenged the incentive models of science publication, and built the premier online framework for ensuring that science is open and available.  All of our software is free and open source, and we want to apply the same principles to science.

Skills
  • Ability to make and drive technical decisions to completion

  • Great communication, including thoughtful listening skills, the ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly, and the ability to communicate well in writing

  • Demonstrate expert-level understanding of one or more commonly used languages, such as Python, Ruby, Go, or JavaScript

  • Expert in software design principles

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Recognizes and avoids software anti-patterns

  • Experience mentoring other engineers

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Ability to work independently, and passionate about software engineering concepts

Core Technologies
  • Back-End: Python, Django, Tornado, and Flask

  • Databases & Messaging: PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ

  • Authentication: CAS (Java)

  • Front-End: EmberJS and TypeScript

  • Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and Travis

Benefits

COS offers full time employees:

Competitive salaries

401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%).

Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

15 days of paid time off in year one

Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

Modern office space and other amenities.

Applying
COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. You can also see more on GitHub.
Responsibilities

(COS) is looking for an experienced software engineer to advance our mission of increasing the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. We are just as interested in your communication skills, passion, and ability as we are in the specific technologies that you use. A great developer will be a great developer in any language.

Founded in 2013, COS is a non-profit organization that has pushed for meaningful change in the scientific community. We've initiated large-scale reproducibility studies, challenged the incentive models of science publication, and built the premier online framework for ensuring that science is open and available.  All of our software is free and open source, and we want to apply the same principles to science.


Skills
  • 2-3 years development experience in a business setting

  • Great communication, including thoughtful listening skills, the ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly, and the ability to communicate well in writing

  • Demonstrate understanding of one or more commonly used languages, such as Python, Ruby, Go, or JavaScript

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Ability to work independently, and passionate about software engineering concepts


Core Technologies
  • Back-End: Python, Django, Tornado, and Flask

  • Databases & Messaging: PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ

  • Authentication: CAS (Java)

  • Front-End: EmberJS and TypeScript

  • Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and Travis

Location

Charlottesville, VA 

Benefits

COS offers full time employees:

  • Competitive salaries

  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan

  • 15 days vacation in year one

  • Paid family medical leave. COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.

  • Modern office space and other amenities


COS promotes a flexible work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

Applying
COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position here. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. You can also see more on GitHub. If you know someone who lives and breathes open source and is passionate about collaboration, sharing, science, and making a difference, then encourage them to apply.


Where We Live

From hikes and rides atop the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to navigating the taps of the BrewRidge Trail, Charlottesville boasts both urban culture and rural adventure. The pedestrian mall downtown offers local shopping, a range of restaurants from French fine dining to sushi rolls to take-away crepes, weekend farmer’s markets, and a music scene to suit tastes for both jazz piano and garage rock.
Steeped with history, Charlottesville and the surrounding area offers many landmarks of its own. 

To branch out beyond the local without leaving the city, however, there are museums like the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum and the Special Collections Library at UVA. And, if you want to get out of town, DC is just two hours away and the state capital, Richmond, is a mere one-hour drive.
 See why the New York Times loves Charlottesville! Read this article in The Guardian about Charlottesville's great community. Or, check out the local events calendar.


Our Work


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. We work with a great technology stack and the latest tools. 


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.


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