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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.
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.
Your gift will make an immediate impact on our ability to strengthen the research community:
Helps us provide free access to nearly 3GB of research data for one year.
Supports quality assurance testing of one bug.
Covers one month of fees to host OSF Help Guides.
Enables minting of 150 DOIs for projects and registrations on the OSF.
Supports a developer writing 210 lines of code.
Covers the cost of hosting and storage of 2.5TB of datasets for three months on the OSF.