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Supporting Open Science Data Curation, Preservation, and Access by Libraries

Eric Olson, Nicole Pfeiffer, Bryan Newbold, Reid Boehm, Emily Bongiovanni, Courtney Butler, Brian Cain, Matthew Chandler, Anna Dabrowski, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Carolyn Jackson, Agnes Jasinska, Courtney Kearney, Neggin Keshavarzian, Russell Koonts, Ali Krzton, Young-Joo Lee, Lora Lennertz, Mary Leverance, Laniece Miller, Rohit Patil, Jennifer Patino, Abigail Pennington, Sara Sacks, Mara Sedlins … & Amy Yarnell
Openness in research can lead to greater reproducibility, an accelerated pace of discovery, and decreased redundancy of effort. In addition, open research ensures equitable access to knowledge and the ability for any community to assess, interrogate, and build upon prior work. In order for research to succeed, openness and reproducibility are required. In turn, this requires open infrastructure and distributed access; but few institutions can provide all of these services alone. Providing a trustworthy network...

Documenting an Environmental Disaster: The River Valley Collection at Marion Public Library

Ian Fairclough
Marion Public Library (located in Marion, Ohio, 45 miles north of Columbus) serves as repository for a collection of documents produced in response to local concern about the incidence of leukemia and other ailments among the population. Former athletes at the River Valley High School, several miles east of town, were particularly at risk. Inquiries revealed that the school was built on a former WW II military site, and that the school's ballpark was above...

Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Bibliography

Tovah Siegel, Jesse Wong, Wendy Mann, José Camargo, Thomas Lovejoy & David Luther
Coordinated by the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) is the longest-running and largest experimental habitat fragmentation site in the world. The Bibliography lists peer-reviewed papers that have resulted from BDFFP research. A new list of publications is generated annually.

The apparent exponential radiation of Phanerozoic land vertebrates is an artefact of spatial sampling biases

Roger Close, Roger Benson, John Alroy, Matthew Carrano, Terri Cleary, Emma Dunne, Philip Mannion, Mark Uhen & Richard Butler
There is no consensus about how terrestrial biodiversity was assembled through deep time, and in particular whether it has risen exponentially over the Phanerozoic. Using a database of 38,711 fossil occurrences, we show that the spatial extent of the ‘global’ terrestrial tetrapod fossil record itself expands exponentially through the Phanerozoic, and that this spatial variation explains around 75% of the variation in known fossil species counts. Controlling for this bias, we find that regional-scale terrestrial...

Supporting Open Science Data Curation, Preservation, and Access by Libraries

Eric Olson, Nicole Pfeiffer, Claire Riss, Jefferson Bailey & Lori Donovan
In this webinar, attendees will learn about both the technical and practical aspects of this collaborative project connecting the researcher tool OSF and the preservation system of Internet Archive. We will demonstrate how researchers can improve the openness and reproducibility of their research through preregistration, and how those preregistrations are preserved with Internet Archive. We will answer questions and seek to learn your needs and use cases for how this powerful workflow can support library...


Na (Richard) Jiang, Andrew Crooks & William Kennedy
This project contains all functions that creates synthetic popultion in NY, NJ, CT and PA area. Our methods use open-source data to generate the synthetic popultion as the table shown below.

Temporal patterns of visitation of birds and mammals at mineral licks in the Peruvian Amazon

Brian Griffiths, Mark Bowler, Michael Gilmore & David Luther
Mineral licks are key ecological resources for many species of birds and mammals in Amazonia, providing essential dietary nutrients and clays, yet little is known about which species visit and their behaviors at the mineral licks. Studying visitation and behavior at mineral licks can provide insight into the lives of otherwise secretive and elusive species. We assessed which species visited mineral licks, when they visited, and whether visits and the probability of recording groups at...


Strong genetic structure in a widespread estuarine crab: A test of potential versus realized dispersal

Carolyn Tepolt, April Blakeslee, Amy Fowler, John Darling, Mark Torchin, Whitman Miller & Gregory Ruiz
Aim: Genetic structure has proven difficult to predict for marine and estuarine species with multi-day pelagic larval durations, since many disperse far less than expected based on passive transport models. In such cases, the gap between potential and realized dispersal may result from larval behaviors that evolved to facilitate retention and settlement in favorable environments. Behavior is predicted to play a particularly key role in structuring truly estuarine species, which often moderate their behavior to...

Getting Started on OSF

Eric Olson, Nicole Pfeiffer, Mark Call & Daniel Steger
So you've made an OSF account — awesome! Now you’re ready to get started, but what should you do first? This project has resources, templates, and demonstrated practices to help you begin your OSF journey. Still have questions? Contact support@osf.io to discuss more OSF features.

Partnerships in Open Science Infrastructure

Eric Olson
Open science tools are by necessity community oriented; recognizing community needs, iterating to respond to changing priorities, and mobilizing communities of practice are a perpetual process featuring constant communication. This talk will share multiple ways that the Center for Open Science seeks and cultivates partnerships across the research landscape, and looks to the future of increasing overlap between our community friends and technical infrastructure.

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Eric Olson & Kevin Schroeder

Optimizing Research Collaboration for Remote Teams

Nici Pfeiffer, Eric Olson, Yuen Ho, Claire Riss & Nici Test

Collaborations Across Open Science (Community Series, Summer 2020)

Eric Olson, Marcy Reedy, Sandra Gesing, Noel Recla, Richard Johnson, Adrien Rigobello, Natalie Meyers, Gretchen Gueguen & Daniel Steger
Featuring the PresQT Project, the Open Scholarship Knowledge Base, and the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture

Informal Science Education on the NASA Climate Change Website: Addressing the Challenge of Educating Diverse Audiences.

Connie Roser-Renouf, Teresa Myers & Edward Maibach

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Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project Bibliography

Tovah Siegel, Jesse Wong, Wendy Mann, José Luis Camargo, Thomas E. Lovejoy & David Luther

JROST 2020 - COS Presentations

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OSF Institutions

Eric Olson, Nicole Pfeiffer, Daniel Steger, Gretchen Gueguen & Nadja Oertelt
Collaborative space with resources and information for existing and potential members of the OSF Institutions community. Public components include an overview of the OSF Institutions product and community and information for new members. Areas will be added in the coming months to include resources to help members provide support, training, outreach, and marketing for OSF at their home institution as well as collaborative spaces for sharing resources and ideas. https://osf.io/ba3dy/

Regulatory Science Education: The Need for Generalization

Alan Moghissi, Richard A. Calderone, Jean Pierre Auffret, Lisa Jaeger, Janice Longstreth, Dennis K. McBride, Tomoko Steen, David Harrison, Destini M. Garrison, Natalie M. McDaniel, Henry Debrah, Larissa J. Gloutak, Douglas G. Shumway, Deniek Turner, Griffin W. E. Woolley & Kerra F. Washington

Climate Matters in the Newsroom: A 2020 Census Survey of Society of Environmental Journalists Members

Edward W. Maibach, William A. Yagatich, Amanda C. Borth, Eryn Campbell, Shaelyn M. Patzer, Kristin Timm, Richard T. Craig &

Data from: Long-term change in the avifauna of undisturbed Amazonian rainforest: Ground-foraging birds disappear and the baseline shifts

Cameron Rutt, Philip Stouffer, Vitek Jirinec, Richard Bierregaard, Angélica Hernández-Palma, Erik Johnson, Stephen Midway, Luke Powell, Jared Wolfe & Thomas Lovejoy
How are rainforest birds faring in the Anthropocene? We use bird captures spanning >35 years from 55 sites within a vast area of intact Amazonian rainforest to reveal reduced abundance of terrestrial and near-ground insectivores in the absence of deforestation, edge effects, or other direct anthropogenic landscape change. Because undisturbed forest includes far fewer terrestrial and near-ground insectivores than it did historically, today’s fragments and second growth are more impoverished than shown by comparisons with...

Funder Mandates and Trends in Open Science

Eric Olson, Nicole Pfeiffer & David Mellor
Research funders are requiring or strongly encouraging open and reproducible methods at increased rates, leading researchers to rely on more data management tools while institutions continue to provide services to support them. Research support staff adapt quickly to guide their stakeholders and provide resources, while administrators must find methods to determine adoption and success across the community. In this webinar, COS Director of Policy David Mellor will share an update on funder expectations like preregistration,...

Data from: Vertical sexual habitat segregation in a wintering migratory songbird

Nathan Cooper, Mark Thomas & Peter Marra
Sexual habitat segregation during the wintering period is a widespread phenomenon and has important implications for the ecology and conservation of migratory birds. We studied Black-and-white Warblers (Mniotilta varia) wintering in second-growth scrub and old-growth mangrove forest in Jamaica to quantify sexual habitat segregation and explore whether patterns of habitat occupation have consequences on physical condition. We then used this information along with a body size analysis and simulated territorial intrusions to assess whether behavioral...

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Dataset
  • Interactive Resource


  • George Mason University
  • Center For Open Science
  • Virginia Tech
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Princeton University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Duke University
  • University of Suffolk
  • Smithsonian Institution