The Center for Open Science (COS), a Charlottesville, Virginia–based nonprofit technology start-up that is the development partner of SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem), is highlighted on the front page of today’s Washington Post in an article by Joel Achenbach about the growing push for transparency and data sharing in science to facilitate the reproduction of experiments.
The mission of the COS is to foster openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research and, to this end, the center develops code that helps researchers share their data. The COS is working with SHARE to build the SHARE Notification Service, which will inform interested individuals and organizations of the availability of research—including publications, data sets, and other research outputs. The Notification Service, SHARE’s first project, is expected to enter beta this spring and be released this fall.
The COS’s mission is well aligned with SHARE’s objectives to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research outputs. SHARE is a collaborative initiative of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), who partnered to develop SHARE with significant input from the three associations’ member institutions and their broader communities. SHARE is funded, in part, by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).