Open Science

Community Description

2023 is the Year of Open Science!

The federal definition of open science is “the principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility and equity.

The Open Science Learning Community will identify and curate resources for HRA member organizations to help:

  1. Inform their decision-making processes in the implementation of open science policies,
  2. facilitate implementation of open science policies, and
  3. influence the advancement of open science.

The Exploring the Value of “Open” (EVO) Program will host webinars, form small group cohorts, and provide resources to help HRA members understand how to implement policies that advance open research and scientific discovery, while simultaneously advancing your mission.

Topics of Interest:

  • Data sharing policies and practices
  • Facilitating Open Science Policies – where organizations are with their policies and what they need to move forward.
  • Preprint servers (conveying their importance to researchers, learning more about how best to use preprints, and to encourage their use)
  • Using the Open Science Framework
  • Open access toolkit to implement open access policies for publications
  • Preregistration (including but not limited to Registered Reports)
  • Plan S (and Coalition S)

The Data Sharing Community is a subgroup of the former Open Science Task Force, now the Open Science Community. It became clear to the participants in the Task Force that though Data Sharing is a very important aspect of Open Science, there are enough issues to tackle, information to gather, and resources to generate, that this group should be a formal subgroup with its own co-chairs.


The Open Science Learning Community is being co-chaired by: