The COS Ambassador program is a global network of scholars and researchers who work to promote the adoption of transparent and reproducible research practices within their respective communities.
Assess the attitudes, perceptions, actions, and incentives about open scholarship in a discipline, institution, or other defined community. Identify barriers to change and areas of opportunity to increase open science adoption.
Rigor and transparency initiatives can be short-term projects designed to catalyze change or longer-term investments to build community capacity to sustain open practices. Examples include:
A large-scale investigation to study factors that make humans flourish. COS hosts resulting data in a branded registry and supports data access through preregistration and Registered Reports.
A place that connects the STEM education research community with neighboring communities and allows STEM education researchers to learn about, discover, share, and engage in open scholarship practices.
In partnership with the Flu Lab, COS supports the dissemination and adoption of open science practices within the influenza research community through training and community engagement.
In partnership with Templeton World Charity Foundation, COS promotes the use of Registered Reports in consciousness research by funding researchers who use the Registered Reports model at participating journals.