Partnering to create positive culture change in the research community.

Make a Direct Donation

Make a Direct Donation

Partner with us to create positive culture change in the research community.

Thank you for your interest in donating to COS! Your support is essential in advancing the open scholarship movement and helping us maintain and develop our Open Science Framework (OSF). With every donation, you help to accelerate innovation in open and transparent research practices.


COS is a public charity as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #46-1496217. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Help us make scholarship open and make a donation today. If you have questions or would like to support COS using assets or mechanisms outside those mentioned above, please contact the COS Development Team via email at or call (434) 207-2133.

Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

We strive for transparency in our operations and finances to be accountable to our stakeholders and the public. A full description of this rationale is in our Partnership Framework.

We ask for your help in honoring this commitment to transparency. If you decide to donate to COS we request that you also allow us to publicly recognize you for your generosity. We will list you as a donor on our website and in our annual reporting documents but will not list your donation amount. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we encourage you to take advantage of another way of donating. You can give anonymously to COS via PayPal Giving Fund, Network for Good, or major donor-advised funds. This way, you will remain anonymous to both COS and the public, and your donation will still have the full impact you intend.

Please contact the COS Development Team with any questions at or at (434) 207-2133.

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Make a one-time or recurring donation online via credit or debit card or eCheck.



Make a donation through the PayPal Giving Fund.



Make a donation by completing this form and returning it with the instructions provided.

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Wire transfer

Please email for instructions on how to make a gift via wire transfer, or contact us at (434) 207-2133.

Determine Employer Gift Matching Eligibility. Increase the impact of your gift to support open science by including an employer matching gift.

Make a gift of stock, mutual funds, other securities, or a planned gift to COS. To discuss including COS as a beneficiary in your will or retirement plan, please contact us via email or at (434) 207-2133.

Support a specific preprint or paper sharing service.

Support Through Your Institution

Support Through Your Institution

Support COS with your departmental funds. If your academic department, lab, or other organization uses the OSF or would otherwise like to support our efforts, please consider a donation. We are glad to provide an invoice for any donation amount upon request. Please contact us via email or at (434) 207-2133 for assistance with your specific situation.

Include OSF as your Repository in Funding Proposals and Budget Requests


You only need to purchase additional storage if your needs exceed the free storage allotment available on your OSF content (more info on OSF Storage).


List Open Science Framework (OSF) in your proposal request.


Include the line item in your budget, "OSF repository cost."


Include in the budget justification of your proposal "Costs associated with sharing and preserving research outputs, such as data, code, materials, papers, and preregistrations on OSF."

Calculate OSF Cost
Our Progress

Our Progress

Impact Report

The Center for Open Science (COS) works with a variety of stakeholders to improve the rigor and reproducibility of research. Read our Impact Report to learn more about our efforts.

Read the Impact Report


COS is profoundly grateful to our supporters who have made possible our significant progress toward enabling more transparent, rigorous, and reproducible science.

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