Business Plan


Start: 2013-01-31, Publication: 2013-07-31


Projects -- COS develops and maintains infrastructure to support scientific practices, fosters open science communities of software developers and researchers, coordinates collaboration among stakeholders in the scientific process (journals, funders, IRBs, societies), conducts research on the scientific process (metascience), and creates incentives for replication and increasing reproducibility of scientific results.

These projects promote open science, evaluate or improve reproducibility of scientific findings, and improve the alignment of scientific practices to scientific values. All projects are interdisciplinary or are models to replicate across disciplines.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Center for Open Science



  • COS PersonnelPersonnel and Organizational Structure

  • COS DirectorInfrastructure architect, developing collaborations, promoting open science, communication, project leadership, funding

  • COS Director of Business Operations

  • COS Chief TechnologistLead of infrastructure team, lead developer

  • COS Infrastructure TeamProfessional software developers plus consultants and open source community contributors. Infrastructure development and maintenance

  • COS Scientific Board.Senior leadership across scientific disciplines and interest groups - scientists, societies, journals. Advises center activities and facilitates connections and collaborations across the scientific community.

  • COS Technology BoardSenior leadership in technology community, particularly open source, open practices, and start-up open science culture. Advises COS activities and facilitates connections and collaboration across infrastructure projects.

  • COS Admin Team.Business managing, project coordination and support, conference organizing and support, administrative tasks for center and projects

  • COS Project DirectorsAcademic researcher leads for metascience and replication projects. Postdoctoral researchers on staff and grantee academics with university positions

  • COS ResearchersAcademic researchers contributing to metascience and replication projects. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at universities supported by COS grants, and post-undergrad staff research assistants

  • COS FellowsAcademics, technologists, journalists, funders, society leadership. Short-term visits at Center for special projects.