Year of Open Science Culminating Conference to Highlight Open Science in the U.S. Federal Context and Beyond

Jan. 23, 2024

Charlottesville, VA - The Center for Open Science (COS), with the support of NASA, is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Year of Open Science (YOS) Culminating Conference, scheduled to take place online on March 21 and 22, 2024.There is no cost to attend. 

The YOS Culminating Conference aims to showcase the achievements, coalition-building efforts, and ongoing initiatives stemming from the 2023 Year of Open Science. This event is designed to facilitate the exchange of experiences, ideas, and expertise among key stakeholders, including U.S. federal agencies, funders, international policy makers, universities, and research institutions.

“We are looking forward to highlighting the many achievements borne out of the Year of Open Science and to connecting key stakeholders to one another, especially as we plan for a collaborative future wherein policies, incentive structures, research infrastructure, and research communities work effectively together to bolster research transparency and rigor,” said Lisa Cuevas Shaw, COS’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.

Key Goals of the 2023 Year of Open Science:

  • Develop a strategic plan for open science
  • Improve the transparency, integrity, and equity of reviews
  • Account for open science activities in evaluations
  • Engage underrepresented communities in the advancement of open science

Key Conference Goals:

  • Showcase the past, present, and future of open science initiatives
  • Highlight connections across stakeholders in the research lifecycle
  • Promote systems thinking across technology, community-building, rewards, and policy
  • Offer a dynamic and interactive event for networking and collaboration

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About the Center for Open Science
Founded in 2013, COS is a nonprofit culture change organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools, including the Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn more at

Contact: Alexis Rice or (434) 207-2971

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