High Priority Open-Source Science (ROSES 2024)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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 Ground Breaking 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. The SMD Core Data and Computing Services Program is supporting the transition to open-source science by developing SMD-wide data and computing infrastructure, including improved access to advanced computing and analytics services. The OSSI also includes a Data Science and Innovation focus to develop and advance a strategic vision for data science, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, across SMD. In line with these strategic priorities for the OSSI, SMD supports innovative work that advances and streamlines the open sharing of scientific information. This includes the development of technology to enable sharing scientific publications, data, or software, as well as areas that are not traditionally used to share scientific information but would make it more accessible to a larger audience.   

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. To support the goal of increasing understanding and adoption of open science, NASA has developed Open Science 101 (OS101) , an openly licensed curriculum that introduces open science concepts to the research community. NASA has also supported the community-led development of ScienceCore curriculum, which complements OS101 with additional open science training materials specific to topics within Earth and space science research. Building upon the fundamental curriculum of OS101, SMD supports the development of additional capacity building materials, such as curricula or tutorials, to advance the adoption of open science practices in line with the goals of TOPS. 

This is a no-due-date program and proposals may be submitted at any time until March 28, 2025, by which point the ROSES2025 version of this program element should be open for proposal submission.  

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Eligibility Requirements

Participation is open to all categories of U.S. institutions including educational, industrial, and not-for-profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), NASA Centers including JPL, and other Government agencies. 

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 28, 2025