Published February 22, 2023 | Version 1.0.0
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Opensciency - A core open science curriculum by and for the research community

  • 2. FORRT & University of Cambridge
  • 3. NASA Ames Research Center
  • 4. University of Melbourne
  • 5. University of Guam
  • 6. RSE Asia Association
  • 7. MetaDocencia
  • 8. Million Concepts, LLC
  • 9. University of Buenos Aires
  • 10. University of Houston
  • 11. Florida State University
  • 12. University of Putra Malaysia
  • 13. SciLifeLab & FAIRPoints
  • 14. American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 15. Mississippi State University
  • 16. University of Oslo, Norway
  • 17. University of Oxford, Oxford Neural Interfacing
  • 18. Open Life Science and Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • 19. Clayton State University
  • 20. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 21. National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • 22. NumFOCUS, Anaconda
  • 23. Bayero University, Kano
  • 24. ChurchMapped Limited
  • 25. DOAJ
  • 26. Athena Research Center / OpenAIRE
  • 27. Bioinformatics Hub of Kenya initiative
  • 28. Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • 29. North Carolina State University
  • 30. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 31. PREreview, Code for Science & Society
  • 32. Royal Holloway, University of London/CODATA-RDA Schools
  • 33. Open Life Sciencee and The Alan Turing Institute
  • 34. Annecy Behavioral Science Lab; Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • 35. Open Life Science
  • 36. University of Arizona
  • 37. University of Miami


Opensciency - A core open science curriculum by and for the research community.


Opensciency is core open science curriculum material, drafted to introduce those beginning their open science journey to important definitions, tools, and resources; and provide for participants at all levels recommended practices. The material is made available under a CC-BY 4.0 International license and is structured into five modules:

  • Ethos of Open Science
  • Open Tools and Resources
  • Open Data
  • Open Software
  • Open Results


The latest release version (V1.0.0) can be found at this DOI 10.5281/zenodo.7662732.

To credit and cite the material, use the following citation - where possible, please include all authors name as listed in the CITATION file:
> OpenSciency Contributors (2023, February 22). Opensciency - A core open science curriculum by and for the research community. Zenodo.

Shared under the CC-BY 4.0 License, all materials remain open for anyone to build open science curriculums or reuse for other purposes. Please include all author names where possible from the GitHub README contributors table.


Opensciency is a result of the work of more than 40 open science experts and practitioners from across the world and from different disciplines. The first draft of the curriculum material was developed from June 27 - July 1, 2022 as part of the Transform to Open Science (TOPS) OpenCore sprint. More information about the NASA TOPS initiative is available via their website . After the TOPS Community Panel on October 6, 2022, the original contributors created the Opensciency repository to allow all contributors to further engage with the curriculum and invite review on the initial draft material from the wider research community.

We encourage the wider community to reuse the material, and we are especially interested in creative approaches to displaying the material. An example we like is Elements of AI.

Let us know if you have a creative approach to displaying and reusing the material by submitting an issue. Please provide your contact details so we can add you to the contributors list.


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