HRA’s Exploring the Value of “Open” (EVO) Program

I am thrilled to announce that as part of our EVO program, HRA is now a participating member of the Federal Agencies’ 2023: Year of Open Science!!

The 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.

 In January 2023, the OSTP announced actions they are taking to advance open and equitable research, including designating 2023 as the Year of Open Science. The announcement included an official definition of open science for use across the federal government as well as the establishment of a new online resource,, that will track federal open science initiatives, funding opportunities, and programs across the federal government.

The agencies will now actively drive culture change around open science and this effort will support the implementation of the Nelson Memo on Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.

Read this piece in Nature by NASA’s Open Open Science lead Chelle Gentemann (speaker for the Jan 18th EVO webinar) discussing what helped catalyze the initiative and emphasizing the need for the community to come together to actively reward open science practices.

I encourage you to engage with the EVO Program to learn how efforts to foster open science, both at the federal level as well as by other HRA members, can help inform your organization’s policies and procedures.

The EVO Program will cover not only the why, but also the how, and ways to measure impact of open research policies, practices, and incentives. The Program will be led by Kristen Ratan (Stratos), and the Open Science Community cochair, Salvatore La Rosa (CTF). It will include invited speakers, demonstrations, lively discussions, trials of technologies and services, and development of resources.

Previous Webinars

03/07/2023: HRA Facilitating Open “Birds of a Feather” Series: Data Sharing (recording, Kristen Ratan’s slides)

01/18/2023:  The 2023 Federal Year of Open Science Initiative with NIH, NSF and NASA (recording, Kristen Ratan’s slides, Chelle Gentemann’s slides, Jaime M Guidry Auvil’s slides)

11/10/2022:  Data sharing: why, how, and measuring impact (recording, Kristen Ratan’s slides, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz slides, Tim Vines slides, Salvatore La Rosa slides)

10/13/2022:  From policy into practice (recording, Joe McArthur’s slides, Laura Paglione’s slides)

09/29/2022:  HRA Open Relaunch (recording

09/13/2022:  Value of ORCID for funders (recording, Lyrasis-Orcid US Community slides, and Gary McDowell’s slides)

09/08/2022:  EVO Program Launch (recording and slides