NASA's Open-Source Science Initiative (OSSI) is the long-term SMD program that supports open science and the implementation of the goals from the Strategy for Data Management and Computing for Groundbreaking Science 2019-2024. SMD’s Scientific Information Policy for the Science Mission Directorate provides direction on how scientific information, including publications, data, and software, produced from SMD funding should be made publicly available. As such, SMD is interested in innovative proposals that would advance and streamline the open sharing of scientific information. This could be in the areas of scientific publications, data, or software; or in areas that are not traditionally used to share scientific results but aim to make them more accessible to a larger audience of research scientists.
In the Strategy for Data Management and Computing for Groundbreaking Science 2019-2024 the adoption of new technology is identified as a key component of advancing science. The strategy identified areas of new technology that are ripe for further advancements to accelerate science, including cloud computing, high performance computing, and artificial intelligence.
As part of the OSSI, the Transform to OPen Science (TOPS) project will coordinate efforts over the next 5 years to rapidly accelerate open science practices across agencies, organizations, and communities. TOPS has three overarching goals: (1) increase understanding and adoption of open science principles and techniques in the science community, (2) accelerate major scientific discoveries, and (3) broaden participation by historically excluded communities.
SMD seeks proposals to support the OSSI and advance the goals of increasing transparency, accessibility, inclusion, and reproducibility of research in the SMD scientific community. This program element supports the development of innovative open-source tools, software, frameworks, data formats, and libraries that will have a significant impact to the SMD science community.
This is a no-due-date program and proposals may be submitted at any time until March 29, 2024, by which point the ROSES-2024 version of this program element should be open for proposal submission.