COS is a non-profit technology company providing free and open services to increase inclusivity and transparency of research. COS supports shifting incentives and practices to align more closely with scientific values.
The Center for Open Science was founded in 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We began with one infrastructure project, the Open Science Framework, one research project, Reproducibility Project: Psychology, and a mission: to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. That mission guides all of our work. Today, we are a team of about 50 people supporting a much larger collection of communities that are producing tools and services to align scientific practices with scientific values.
Because of our generous funders and outstanding partners, we are able to produce entirely free and open-source products and services. Use the header above to explore the team, services, and communities that make COS possible and productive.