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The Center for Open Science is a non-profit funded through the generosity of our sponsors and partners.

A special thank you to our inaugural group of Benefactors for the Center for Open Science whose collective gifts will be used to match annual donations received in fall 2019.

2019
Arnold Ventures
2,625,000

Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. Founded by Laura and John Arnold in 2010, Arnold Ventures’ core mission is to improve lives by investing in evidence-based solutions that maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. Arnold Ventures funds various types of research to understand problems and identify policy solutions. Arnold Ventures LLC manages the giving for the various Arnold entities, including the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), Action Now Initiative (ANI), and the Arnolds’ donor-advised fund. Funding from Arnold Ventures (through Laura and John Arnold Foundation) provided the initial funding to launch the Center for Open Science in 2013 and has supported COS operations and provided specific research and programatic support in each of the following years. In 2019 Arnold Ventures has continued its support of COS and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.

DARPA
2,589,613

DARPA, Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE) seeks to dramatically advance the assessment of credibility in scientific claims. COS has been selected to: (1) creates a large, enriched dataset of claims and evidence, (2) builds tools to advance the efficiency and scalability of gathering that data, and (3) conducts replications and reproductions of a sample of the claims to test the accuracy of Confidence Scores generated by the other performers.

DARPA
534,768

DARPA's Next Generation Social Science (NGS2) program aims to build new capabilities (methods, models, tools, and a community of researchers) to perform rigorous, reproducible experimental research at scales necessary to understand emergent properties of human social systems. COS serves as the Testing & Evaluation team using OSF as a data management, sharing, and preservation platform; assisting with preregistration of experimental designs and analysis plans for increased rigor and reproducibility; and managing Registered Reports, prediction markets and reproducibility efforts.

John Templeton Foundation
500,000

The John Templeton Foundation is providing a 3 year grant to support OSF improvements (expanding search tools, adding discovery landing pages, and adding metadata to files and projects to simplify discovery), evaluating preregistration, supporting research communities to cultivate their own path to openness with technologies (preprints, registries, collections) and developing and testing revenue models that will help COS to sustain its public goods and services rather than to primarily rely on philanthropy.

Templeton World Charity Foundation
2,625,000

The Templeton World Charity Foundation is providing a 3 year grant to support OSF improvements (expanding search tools, adding discovery landing pages, and adding metadata to files and projects to simplify discovery), evaluating preregistration, supporting research communities to cultivate their own path to openness with technologies (preprints, registries, collections) and developing and testing revenue models that will help COS to sustain its public goods and services rather than to primarily rely on philanthropy.

Templeton Religion Trust
500,000

The Templeton Religion Trust is providing a 3 year grant to support OSF improvements (expanding search tools, adding discovery landing pages, and adding metadata to files and projects to simplify discovery), evaluating preregistration, supporting research communities to cultivate their own path to openness with technologies (preprints, registries, collections) and developing and testing revenue models that will help COS to sustain its public goods and services rather than to primarily rely on philanthropy.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
248,479

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is providing a 2-year grant to support a research effort entitled Transparency of Trust in Open Scholarly Communication. COS will provide, support, and test annotations, icons, and other visual signals of trustworthiness in collaboration with the 21 preprint services hosted on OSF. Signals include badges for open practices, links or other verifications of identity, provenance, or certification such as disclosure of conflicts or notification of what moderation has occurred in evaluating posted preprints.

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging
213,000

The National Institute on Aging awarded COS a multi-year grant to focus on adoption of open science practices and incentives for the aging community.

James S. McDonnell Foundation
48,578

The James S. McDonnell Foundation awarded COS with a grant through the Foundation's 21st Century Science Initiative. This 2 year research project - Naturalistic Evaluation of Registered Reports Impact and Studies will conduct two evaluations of the Registered Reports publishing model.

John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust
30,000

The John Fetzer Memorial Trust provided COS funds to assist in planning the 2019 Metascience Symposium.

National Science Foundation
4,261

The National Science Foundation awarded subcontracts to COS via the University of California - Riverside for the iREDS project.

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
Omni Hotels and Resorts

Discounts on banquets, catering, and sleeping rooms

Zoom

Non-profit discount on licenses for video conferencing

Salesforce

Non-profit discount for desk.com through the Salesforce.com Foundation's Power of Us program

Notion

Non-profit discount on workspace software

Keen

Non-profit discount for Keen

Atlassian

Free services for non-profits

Intacct

Non-profit discount on accounting software

2018
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
4,404,400

Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology is a research initiative to conduct direct replications of 50 high-impact cancer biology studies. The project aims to learn more about predictors of reproducibility, common obstacles to conducting replications, and how the current scientific incentive structure affects research practices.


Grant support for multi-site reproducibility study on Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation - COS provided grant management for the project.


LJAF's support of the Preregistration Challenge offers researchers who preregister a study and later have their research efforts published a $1,000 prize. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports the Center for Open Science and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.

DARPA
770,090

DARPA's Next Generation Social Science (NGS2) program aims to build new capabilities (methods, models, tools, and a community of researchers) to perform rigorous, reproducible experimental research at scales necessary to understand emergent properties of human social systems. COS serves as the Testing & Evaluation team using OSF as a data management, sharing, and preservation platform; assisting with preregistration of experimental designs and analysis plans for increased rigor and reproducibility; and managing Registered Reports, prediction markets and reproducibility efforts.


In early 2018, COS was awarded a budget increase to the DARPA Next Generation Social Sciences program. This funding supported a literature review and technical exchange meeting to identify limitations to understanding and predicting complex social systems, and provide solutions to fundamentally change and improve research on complex social systems.

John Templeton Foundation
463,333

The John Templeton Foundation is providing a 3 year grant to support OSF improvements, evaluating preregistration, supporting research communities to cultivate their own path to openness with technologies (preprints, registries, collections) and developing and testing revenue models that will help COS to sustain its public goods and services rather than to primarily rely on philanthropy.


The John Templeton Foundation also provided funds to support COS's mission and operations

Templeton World Charity Foundation
250,000

The Templeton World Charity Foundation is providing a 3 year grant to support OSF improvements, evaluating preregistration, supporting research communities to cultivate their own path to openness with technologies (preprints, registries, collections) and developing and testing revenue models that will help COS to sustain its public goods and services rather than to primarily rely on philanthropy.

Templeton Religion Trust
250,000

The Templeton Religion Trust is providing a 3 year grant to support OSF improvements, evaluating preregistration, supporting research communities to cultivate their own path to openness with technologies (preprints, registries, collections) and developing and testing revenue models that will help COS to sustain its public goods and services rather than to primarily rely on philanthropy.

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging
219,226

The National Institute on Aging awarded COS a multi-year grant to focus on adoption of open science practices and incentives for the aging community.

James S. McDonnell Foundation
142,965

The James S. McDonnell Foundation awarded COS with a grant through the Foundation's 21st Century Science Initiative. This 2 year research project - Naturalistic Evaluation of Registered Reports Impact and Studies will conduct two evaluations of the Registered Reports publishing model.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
53,863

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations granted funds to support OSF improvements and explore future collaboration opportunities with the Center for Open Science

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
31,853

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is providing a 2-year grant to support a research effort entitled Transparency of Trust in Open Scholarly Communication. COS will provide, support, and test annotations, icons, and other visual signals of trustworthiness in collaboration with the 21 preprint services hosted on OSF. Signals include badges for open practices, links or other verifications of identity, provenance, or certification such as disclosure of conflicts or notification of what moderation has occurred in evaluating posted preprints.

National Science Foundation
24,398

The National Science Foundation awarded subcontracts to COS via the University of California - Riverside for the International Situations Project ($16,667) and the iREDS project ($7,731)

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
Keen

Non-profit discount for Keen

Intacct

Non-profit discount on accounting software

Omni Hotels and Resorts

Discounts on banquets, catering, and sleeping rooms

Zoom

Non-profit discount on licenses for video conferencing.

Salesforce

Non-profit discount for desk.com through the Salesforce.com Foundation's Power of Us program

2017
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
6,209,002

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports the Center for Open Science and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research through a variety of awards. In 2017, this includes: core operating ($4,605,601), the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology ($1,048,716), quantitative consulting and training services ($206,813), the Preregistration Challenge ($201,525), the OpenTrials project in collaboration with Open Knowledge ($89,690), and for collaboration on the Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation project ($56,655).

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
600,478

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded COS a cooperative agreement to serve as the Testing and Evaluation performer in the Next Generation of Social Science (NGS2) program. COS will use the Open Science Framework (OSF), its flagship web application, to assist other program researchers to collect, support, and share their data among collaborators and, as appropriate, with the broader research community. OSF will support researchers managing their experimental work flow, pre-registering their experimental design, and archiving their research data and outcomes.

John Templeton Foundation
500,000

The John Templeton Foundation awarded COS a grant to increase scientific openness and integrity and to dramatically expand the features and connectivity of the OSF.

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging
315,342

The National Institute on Aging ($291,490) awarded COS a grant to focus on adoption of practices and incentives for the aging community, and the University of Virginia ($23,852) provided support to COS through a supplement grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to collaborate on reproducible practices training in the Biotechnology Training Program and to extend the Open Science Framework to include electronic lab notebook functionality.

National Science Foundation
230,608

The National Science Foundation awarded subcontracts via the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT ($107,575) and the LookIt ($65,820) project to collaborate on an open-source environment for running developmental studies online, subcontracts via the University of California - Riverside for the International Situations Project ($19,999) and the iREDS project ($3,274), and a subcontract via Arizona State University to collaborate on the development of a Digital Research Infrastructure for Arizona's 21st Century Research Enterprise ("LiveData" - $33,940).

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
110,597

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded COS a subcontract to partner with the Association of Research Libraries to build the SHARE notification system, which will use the OSF to provide notice that research is available to the public.

James S. McDonnell Foundation
43,674

The James S. McDonnell Foundation awarded COS with a grant through the James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative - Special Initiative to conduct evaluations of the Registered Reports publishing model.

University of California - San Diego
25,000

The University of California - San Diego gave COS funds to begin development of creation, curation, and editing tools for SHARE, leading to an institutional dashboard view of content.

Retraction Watch
11,340

Retraction Watch provided support for COS to plan and develop an integration of Retraction Watch content with SHARE and to prototype a UI for a future Retraction Watch database.

Virginia Tech
3,800

Virginia Tech provided COS with funds to support the integration of the Fedora repository platform with the Open Science Framework.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
3,235

The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded COS a subcontract to partner with the University of Notre Dame on creation of the Research Data and Software Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT).

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
ATCC

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Lever

Non-profit discount on recruiting platform

High Peak Sportswear

Non-profit discount on t-shirts

Intacct

Non-profit discount on accounting software

Omni Hotels and Resorts

Discounts on banquets, catering, and sleeping rooms

Sketch

Non-profit discount on licenses

Salesforce

Non-profit discount for desk.com through the Salesforce.com Foundation's Power of Us program

Spanning

Non-profit discount on "Backup For Google Apps"

Keen

Non-profit discount for Keen

Zoom

Non-profit discount on licenses for video conferencing

BrowserStack

Free access to manual and automated cross browser testing application

Razoo

Thanks to Razoo for providing excellent fundraising support.

2016
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
6,132,703

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports the Center for Open Science and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
660,951

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded COS a subcontract to partner with the Association of Research Libraries to build the SHARE notification system, which will use the OSF to provide notice that research is available to the public.

John Templeton Foundation
379,774

The John Templeton Foundation awarded COS a grant to increase scientific openness and integrity and to dramatically expand the features and connectivity of the OSF.

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging
235,728

The National Institute on Aging awarded COS a grant to focus on adoption of practices and incentives for the aging community.

National Science Foundation
230,438

The National Science Foundation awarded subcontracts via the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and the LookIt project to collaborate on an open-source environment for running developmental studies online, subcontracts via the University of California - Riverside for the International Situations Project and the iREDS project, and a subcontract via Whitman College for the Improving Inference in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology workshop.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
129,171

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded COS a cooperative agreement to serve as the Testing and Evaluation performer in the Next Generation of Social Science (NGS2) program. COS will use the Open Science Framework (OSF), its flagship web application, to assist other program researchers to collect, support, and share their data among collaborators and, as appropriate, with the broader research community. OSF will support researchers managing their experimental work flow, pre-registering their experimental design, and archiving their research data and outcomes.

The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences
67,000

The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences awarded COS a subcontract via the Stockholm School of Economics for "The Reproducibility of Social Science" project.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
7,500

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awarded COS a grant to support travel awards to the December 2016 Center for Open Science - Health Research Alliance Research Funder Forum.

Barbarplot Campaign
300

The #barbarplots Campaign made an unrestricted donation to support COS initiatives.

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
Mailplane

Educational discount for email client

ATCC

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Keen

Non-profit discount for Keen

Spanning

Non-profit discount on "Backup For Google Apps"

Sigma-Aldrich

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Tenable
Salesforce

Non-profit discount for desk.com through the Salesforce.com Foundation's Power of Us program

Runscope

Monthly credit for use of API

Flowdock

Free access to their team chat and collaboration application

Dreamhost
Buffer

Discount for social media scheduling services

Atlassian

Free services for non-profits

Mailchimp

Discount for email list subscription services

Jetbrains

Professional editions of PyCharm and Webstorm via their open source license

Github

Bronze Plan via GitHub for Good

Ghost Inspector

Discount for automated testing services.

Rackspace

Monthly credit for cloud services

2015
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
1,873,812

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports the Center for Open Science and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.

John Templeton Foundation
759,548

The John Templeton Foundation awarded COS a grant to increase scientific openness and integrity and to dramatically expand the features and connectivity of the OSF.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
386,233

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded COS a subcontract to partner with the Association of Research Libraries to build the SHARE notification system, which will use the OSF to provide notice that research is available to the public.

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging
244,489

The National Institute on Aging awarded COS a grant to focus on adoption of practices and incentives for the aging community.

National Science Foundation
133,456

The National Science Foundation awarded subcontracts via the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and the LookIt project to collaborate on an open-source environment for running developmental studies online, subcontracts via the University of California - Riverside for the International Situations Project and the iREDS project, and a subcontract via Whitman College for the Improving Inference in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology workshop.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
100,000

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation awarded COS a grant for planning a strategy to support transparent and reproducible research practices in Africa.

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
Salesforce

Non-profit discount for desk.com through the Salesforce.com Foundation's Power of Us program

Mailchimp

Discount for email list subscription services

Spanning

Non-profit discount on "Backup For Google Apps"

Flowdock

Free access to their team chat and collaboration application

Dreamhost
Buffer

Discount for social media scheduling services

ATCC

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Jetbrains

Professional editions of PyCharm and Webstorm via their open source license

Tean Gantt

Expansion of plan to accommodate more team members

Sigma-Aldrich

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Runscope

Monthly credit for use of API

Rackspace

Monthly credit for cloud services

2014
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
2,262,712

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports the Center for Open Science and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.

John Templeton Foundation
759,549

The John Templeton Foundation awarded COS a grant to increase scientific openness and integrity and to dramatically expand the features and connectivity of the OSF.

Anonymous
310,000

Donor support for an incubator project program.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
168,600

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded COS a grant to connect the OSF with tools created by other open source and open science service providers. The funds will support data management planning, pre-registration of research designs, data archiving, data analysis, and journal management.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
168,600

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded COS a subcontract to partner with the Association of Research Libraries to build the SHARE notification system, which will use the OSF to provide notice that research is available to the public.

Science Exchange
35,000

Science Exchange gave funds to support the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology.

Grimm-Huang Charitable Fund
18,000

The Grimm-Huang Charitable Fund gave funds to support the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology.

Psi Chi
12,000

The Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology gave funds to support student participation in the Collaborative Replication and Education Project.

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
Rackspace

Monthly credit for cloud services

Sigma-Aldrich

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Buffer

Discount for social media scheduling services

ATCC

Reagents for Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Dreamhost
Flowdock

Free access to their team chat and collaboration application

Tean Gantt

Expansion of plan to accommodate more team members

Salesforce

Non-profit discount for desk.com through the Salesforce.com Foundation's Power of Us program

Jetbrains

Professional editions of PyCharm and Webstorm via their open source license

2013
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
2,532,767

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports the Center for Open Science and its efforts to foster open, reliable, and rigorous scientific research.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
660,953

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded COS a grant to connect the OSF with tools created by other open source and open science service providers. The funds will support data management planning, pre-registration of research designs, data archiving, data analysis, and journal management.

Anonymous
400,000

Donor support for an incubator project program.

In-Kind Donations
These organizations helped us out by providing in-kind donations of goods and services.
Jetbrains

Professional editions of PyCharm and Webstorm via their open source license