Center for Open Science

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'The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia. COS is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices to improve the accumulation and application of knowledge. Operating with a technology start-up atmosphere and mindset, the COS team moves quickly, identifies problems and creates solutions, encourages risk-taking, blends science and technology, and is collaborative, high energy, and dedicated to openness.

COS has three primary activities:

  • Infrastructure development to support the scientific workflow and to connect technologies that support scientific research and communication, such as the Open Science Framework.
  • Community building on open practices among open-source developers, open science researchers, and the broader scientific community, such as the Open Science Collaboration.
  • Metascience, research on scientific practices, such as the Reproducibility Project."