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About Us

We are a group of UCSF students, postdocs, faculty and staff dedicated to advancing open science at UCSF through outreach, education, events, and other initiatives. 

Our mission is to build community and support at UCSF for resources, initiatives, and tools that advance open science. 

Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional. It encompasses practices such as publishing open research, campaigning for open access, encouraging scientists to practice open notebook science, and generally making it easier to publish and communicate scientific knowledge. (thanks, Wikipedia!) Open Science topics of particular concern to the UCSF audience include changes in peer review infrastructure, open protocols & research plans, data sharing, integration of preprints with published works, subscription journals transitioning to open access models, and specialized metadata. 

What Have we Done so Far?

Group Events:

  1. 2019: October 21-27 - Open Access Week
  2. 2019: September - November - Reproducibility for Biomedical Researchers Series
  3. 2019: July 11 - Preprint Publishing: A New Way Forward
  4. 2018: November 2 - OpenCon breakfast and watch party
  5. 2018: October 25 - Preprint Peer-Review with Marielle Cavrois and Nadia Roan
  6. 2018: October 24 - Getting Ahead with Open Access
  7. 2018: June 14 - Protocol Publishing & Sharing

How to Get Involved

Want to hear about upcoming events? 

Email to be added to our email list

Want to be more involved? Join our Group! Chat with us on Slack! Come to a meeting!

  • UCSF students, faculty, and staff can sign up on OrgSync to become a member of the Open Science Group (currently links back to this page)
  • A Slack channel, #ucsf-openscience, has been set up for communication and sharing of topics and readings of interest on an ongoing basis. This channel is on the UC Tech workspace
  • We meet in person and via Zoom the third Wednesday of the month from 4-5 pm in the Parnassus Library Room CL201 and at Mission Bay in the Rutter Center, Room CC360 inside the Graduate Division Office in Suite CC310. Anyone is welcome to join our meetings.

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