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:
Activities supported under this element are expected to form key parts of the 2023 Year of Open Science. As the Year of Open Science activities are developed, they will be described at the TOPS GitHub site.
A core principle of Open Science is allowing everyone to access resources for scientific learning and research. To that end, NASA has developed an Open Science curriculum, called OpenCore, that introduces open science to a general community. The second phase, for which this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is soliciting grant applications, is the development of ScienceCore, a curriculum of discipline-specific materials that showcase open-science workflows and capacity building for OpenCore. This grant NOFO seeks applications from entities to support the following three activities:
The training materials, as well as the design of the learning activities, must be targeted to audiences from undergraduate students to established scientists and managers from all science disciplines supported by SMD.
For details about ScienceCore, see https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=860824/solicitationId=%7BAB776446-03A8-4C24-845D-2E5A2ADA2D5A%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/F.14_TOPST_corrected.pdf#page=3.
Estimated Total Program Funding: