NASA Launches a Community and Education Initiative to Accelerate Open Science

IBL News | New York

NASA introduced its Open-Source Science initiative (OSSI) last month, which intends to build an open science community over the next decade and share software, data, and knowledge (algorithms, papers, documents, ancillary information) in the scientific process.

One of the key components of the program is TOPS (Transform to Open Science), which provides visibility, advocacy, and community resources.

“From 2022 to 2027, TOPS will accelerate the engagement of the scientific community in open science practices through events and activities,” explained NASA.

Next year will be designated as the “Year of Open Science.” The goal will be to “spark change and inspire open science engagement through events and activities that will shift the current paradigm.”

One of the projects will be an Open Science online learning platform, which will deliver courses about this subject for internal and public use. The launch of the first learning modules is scheduled for October 2022.

[Disclosure: IBL Education, the parent company of this news service, has been selected to develop that educational platform using Open edX technology after an RFP process.] 


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