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Maximizing Research Impact: How Promoting Open and Reproducible Research Helps Funding Organizations Meet Their Mission (December 2016)

A partnership between HRA and Center for Open Science designed to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research

HRA partnered with the Center for Open Science to co-host a December 2016 meeting: Maximizing Research Impact: How Promoting Open and Reproducible Research Helps Funding Organizations Meet Their Mission.  The linked Open Science Framework project contains supporting materials for that meeting. Among the highlights from that effort were a few actions funders can do today to increase the impact of the work we support.

Preprints

  • Share the COS Preprints service with your organization and encourage your grantees to use this service
  • Launch/support a branded Preprints service

Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines (TOP)

  • Become Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines (TOP) signatory to express support of the principles and commit to conducting a review within a year of the standards and levels for potential adoption.
  • Adopt TOP Guidelines. (see example language here)
  • Pilot TOP implementation with a specific request for proposals.
  • Integrate requirements for openness using TOP into your proposal/grant guidelines.

Training

  • Review the training resources available on the COS YouTube channel and subscribe to access new content
  • Schedule Webinar/training for grantees topic examples: openness and reproducibility, rigor and replicability, using the OSF, preregistration, or preprints
  • Schedule a talk, in-person training, webinar or event for your organization to raise awareness, open paths to adoption. Topics include (TOP guidelines, grant language, rigor and reproducibility requirements, OSF, preregistrations, registered reports, preprints)

Contact the Center for Open Science at contact@cos.io with any questions about implementation.