Call for Proposals: Year of Open Science Culminating Conference

January 9th, 2024,

The Center for Open Science (COS), in collaboration with NASA, is hosting a no-cost, online culminating conference on March 21 and 22, 2024, to showcase the outcomes, coalition-building efforts, and ongoing work stemming from the 2023 Year of Open Science (YOS). This event aims to unite YOS participating organizations, U.S. federal agencies, funders, international policymakers, universities, and research institutions for knowledge exchange and the sharing of recommendations to advance open science policies and practices. Submissions are now being accepted through January 24, 2024. Attendee registration will open later this month.

The conference theme, “Embracing the Future: Open Science in the U.S. Federal Context and Beyond,” is designed to showcase past, present, and future open science initiatives relevant to partners. We invite funders with institutional responsibility to advance open science policy and practices; leaders and practitioners of open science at universities/research institutions; representatives of national/international/intergovernmental organizations with a remit to promote open science practices; and members of the research community and the public focused on issues relating to open science to contribute.

The key conference objectives encompass highlighting connections across stakeholders supporting open science initiatives, promoting systems thinking across technology infrastructure, community-building, rewards, incentives, and policy making, fostering a warm and inclusive environment for all community members, and providing a dynamic, interactive event for forging new connections.

Submissions are encouraged to focus on infrastructure, tools, and technology; community-building; rewards and incentives; or policy. The submission types include sessions (50-minute presentations, panels, symposia, or discussions on specific open science topics), lightning talks (dynamic 10-minute presentations providing quick insights or updates), and organizational stories (12-minute talks sharing experiences, successes, and challenges related to NASA's Year of Open Science Goals).  

For more information on the submission process and to submit, visit the submission form.

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