Partnering to create positive culture change in the research community

Ways to give

There are many ways you can support COS. Simply choose the method that best suits your financial and philanthropic goals. If you have questions about how you can support COS, please contact us via email or at (434) 207-2229.


Make a one-time or recurring donation online via credit or debit card, bank draft, or PayPal.

By check

Make a donation by completing this form and returning it with the instructions provided.

Wire transfer

To make a gift via wire transfer, please follow these instructions or contact us at (434) 207-2229.

Stock gift

To make a gift of stock, mutual funds, or other securities, please contact us via email or at (434) 207-2229.

Other ways to give

Support COS with Grant Funds.

Support COS with departmental funds. If your academic department, lab, or other organization uses COS’ OSF, consider making a donation to support from your departmental funds. We are happy to provide an invoice for any donation amount if your organization requires one. Please contact us via email or at (434) 207-2229 to discuss your specific situation.

Make a gift via a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF).

Determine Employer Gift Matching Eligibility. Increase the impact of your gift to support open science by including an employer matching gift.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Search for COS by charities.

Make a planned gift to COS. To discuss including COS as a beneficiary in your will or retirement plan, please contact us via email or at (434) 207-2229.

Our vision for positive culture change in the research community

We are committed to informing the understanding of the research reproducibility and efficiency challenges, using that knowledge as a mechanism of raising awareness, knowledge, and motivation to change practices in the research community.

Our progress

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Our business model

COS has implemented a sustainability model for maintaining an open-source, public goods infrastructure by partnering with stakeholders in research, including funders, federal agencies, research institutions, and individuals.

As COS has evolved from a small, start-up organization to become an established pillar of the open science movement, we have worked to garner philanthropic support from individuals, particularly researchers, who are similarly committed to supporting free, public, and accessible data.

Learn more about our dedication to fiscal responsibility on our Finances page.

Our supporters

COS is profoundly grateful for the early and ongoing support of our founding funders, current funders, and in-kind supporters who have and continue to make COS’s significant advancements possible:

Impact of your gift

Your gift will make an immediate impact on our ability to strengthen the research community:

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