I share the announcement below on behalf of Martin Halbert of the National Science Foundation.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
We are pleased to announce the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Year of Open Science Recognition Challenge!
This challenge spotlights stories of open science innovation that benefit society. Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2023, in the following categories:
- Open science to serve communities
- Open science to advance education
- Open science to advance global solutions
- Technical advancement to enable open science
- Open science to advance innovation
- Open science to advance interdisciplinary collaborations
The U.S. Government defines open science as “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.” Increasing appropriate access to research can accelerate innovation discovery, promote public trust, spark the imagination of inquiring minds, broaden participation in problem solving, and advance equitable outcomes. To build on and strengthen the federal government’s foundation for advancing open science policies and practices, OSTP declared 2023 a Year of Open Science.
Throughout the year, agencies have committed to new and continued activities to advance open and equitable research, including new grant funding, improvements in research infrastructure, broadened research participation for emerging scholars, and expanded opportunities for public engagement. Agency activities and announcements can be found at >https://open.science.gov/.
While 2023 may be the first Federal Year of Open Science, the movement towards a more open, equitable, and secure research ecosystem has long been championed by researchers, librarians, policymakers, community advocates, innovators, and more. This competition seeks to spotlight the stories and teams behind projects that have addressed a particular challenge or advanced a solution, while embodying open science principles and practices. These stories can underscore the potential for open science to scale the benefits of discovery and innovation across every sector of our society. Projects should either be supported by federal grant awards (currently or previously) or make use of openly available federally funded resources, including publications, datasets, and software. By highlighting the transformative impact of open science on society, these stories can inspire others to contribute to this movement as the U.S. Government continues into a future for open science and research.
For full details on the challenge, application requirements, judging criteria, et al, please visit: https://www.challenge.gov/?challenge=ostp-year-of-open-science-recognition-challenge.
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