Assembly Series - Improving openness and reproducibility in scholarly communication

Brian Nosek, Ph.D. Department of Psychology University of Virginia Center for Open Science

Shifting the scholarly culture toward open access, open data, and open workflow is partly an incentives problem, partly an infrastructure problem, and partly a coordination problem.  The Center for Open Science (COS; is a non-profit technology and culture change organization working on all three.  The central components of COS’s strategy are [1] fostering a commercial environment that monetizes on service delivery, not controlling access to content, [2] providing free, open, public goods infrastructure that scholarly communities brand and operate based on their local norms, and [3] coordinating across disciplinary and stakeholder silos to align scholarly practices with scholarly values.