Open Engineering has signed on to a collaborative effort being spearheaded by the Center for Open Science to develop a “network of networks” with a proposal submitted to the NSF 19-501 AccelNet program. If funded, we will be one of 120 partnering networks/organizations. From the proposal:
The Community of Open Scholarship Grassroots Networks (COSGN), includes 120 grassroots networks, representing virtually every region of the world and every research discipline. These networks communicate and coordinate on topics of common interest. We propose, using an NSF 19-501 Full-Scale implementation grant, to formalize governance and coordination of the networks to maximize impact and establish standard practices for sustainability. In the project period, we will increase the capacity of COSGN to advance the research and community goals of the participating networks individually and collectively, and establish governance, succession planning, shared resources, and communication pathways to ensure an active, community-sustained network of networks. By the end of the project period, we will have established a self-sustaining network of networks that leverages disciplinary and regional diversity, actively collaborates across networks for grassroots organizing, and shares resources for maximum impact on culture change for open scholarship.DOI: 10.31222/osf.io/d7mwk
If successful, this collaborative effort will be open to additional open science organizations who are interesting in joining.