Donating to COS

The mission of the Center for Open Science is to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research.  Promoting these practices within the research funding and publishing communities accelerates scientific progress. We envision a future in which the ideas, processes, and outcomes of research are openly accessible by default. Through the generous support of individuals, foundations, organizations, and governments, we are able to produce entirely free and open-source products and services. Please consider supporting COS and open science with a gift today.

COS is a public charity as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #46-1496217.

If you'd prefer not to donate online, please consider these other options:

Make a Gift via the Mail - Via Check

Please complete this form, and send it along with your contribution to: 

The Center for Open Science

210 Ridge McIntire Road, Suite, 500

Charlottesville VA, 22903-5083

Make an Automatic Monthly Gift - Via Bill Pay

COS prefers this as the option for automatic monthly giving, as it provides COS with 100% of the donation. Many banks now provide free bill pay within their online banking services. After logging-into the online banking, users can specify a person or organization as the recipient of a payment with a recurring schedule, if desired. The bank then automatically send that payment amount to the recipient on each specified date. This option avoids transaction fees and postage entirely.

If you would like to use this option, please use the following information:

Biller, payee, or company:

Center for Open Science

210 Ridge McIntire Road, Suite 500

Charlottesville, VA 22903-5083

Phone: (434) 987-9807

Account Number: 

“General Fund”

Matching Gifts

Some employers match the charitable contributions of their employees, this can double or even triple the power of your contribution to COS. To find out if your company or your spouse’s company matches gifts, contact your company’s human resources department.

If you would like to make support COS using assets or mechanisms outside those mentioned above or and have questions please contact Melanie Benjamin, Donor and Funder Relations Lead via email  at or call (434) 987-9807.