Assess the attitudes, norms, behaviors, and incentives about open scholarship of researchers in your community.
Identify areas of opportunity and challenge for planning initiatives to promote rigor, transparency, and reproducibility.
Monitor changing beliefs and practices about open scholarship.
About the OSS
Widely applicable: Items designed for assessment across research disciplines, regions, professions, and career-stage
Standards-based: See how your community compares with peer communities
Modular: Examine the topics and activities most relevant to you or your community
Customizable: Add custom measures to maximize relevance and impact of assessment
Open: OSS is openly-licensed to maximize reuse and impact
Sharing data, materials, and code
Preprints and Open Access
Replication, Reproduction, and Robustness
Reporting null results
Perceived criteria for hiring, promotion, grants, and awards
Assessed activities include:
Attitudes: Do researchers support this open scholarship behavior?
Behaviors: Are researchers doing this behavior?
Perceived norms: Do researchers perceive that their community supports this behavior?
Incentives: Do researchers perceive rewards or punishments for doing this behavior?
Motivations and barriers to change: What are researchers' concerns and motivations for adopting the behavior?
COS can administer the OSS for you
Leverage our team’s expertise in survey design, administration, analysis, and reporting to assess the status of your community’s views and activities on open scholarship. The OSS is openly licensed and free to use.
Baseline package includes:
Consultation for selecting the most appropriate modules for your community
Implementation and administration of the survey to your community
Participant support for questions and technical issues
Full report on your survey results
Complete dataset and codebook
Discount for sharing anonymized data
Managing payments/rewards for participation
Design and implementation of custom measures
Implementation of survey on local technical solutions
Integration of survey with other assessments
Custom analysis and reporting
Multiple administrations to evaluate change over time