NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is making a long-term commitment to support building an inclusive open science community over the next decade via the Open-Source Science Initiative (OSSI). A key component of OSSI is the Transforming to OPen Science (TOPS) project. The TOPS project will coordinate efforts designed to accelerate scientific discovery and equity with open science. SMD has declared 2023 as the Year of Open Science within a five-year effort to transform to open science. During 2023, NASA will initiate a suite of coordinated activities designed to support adoption of open science. TOPS goals are:
• Increase understanding and adoption of open science principles and techniques.
• Accelerate major scientific discoveries.
• Broaden participation in SMD-funded research by historically under-represented communities.
This Transform to OPen Science Training (TOPST) element of ROSES solicits proposals to advance open science literacy for all who do research relevant to NASA’s SMD through training and workshops targeting audiences from undergraduate students to established scientists and managers. Common guidelines for default proposal format and content may be found in the ROSES-2022 Summary of Solicitation. Where instructions in this program element differ from those defaults this program element takes precedence. For example, the 10-page limit for the Science/Technical/Management (S/T/M) section, the Open-Source Science Development Plan (see Section 4.1) that replaces the data management plan, and, for summer schools and virtual cohorts proposals only, the Equal Access Plans (described in Section 4.2.1).
A core principle of Open Science is allowing everyone to access resources for scientific learning and research. To that end, NASA developed an Open Science curriculum, called OpenCore, that introduces open science to a general community. The development of OpenCore is the initial phase of TOPST material. The second phase is the development of ScienceCore, a curriculum of discipline-specific materials that showcase open-science workflows. This program element will support three types of activities related to the ScienceCore: (1) development of ScienceCore materials (see Section 3.1), (2) implementation of summer schools (see Section 3.2.1), and (3) virtual cohorts (see Section 3.2.2).
- Notice of Intent: Nov 10, 2022
- Proposal: Dec. 8, 2022