The Creation and Evolution of a Dedicated Open Science Program
Open Science has emerged recently in the United States as a guiding force to make research more open, accessible, reproducible, and reusable. The Open Science & Data Collaborations Program (OSDC) was created at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries in 2018 to help researchers navigate and implement open practices. The OSDC program connects students and faculty with library services, training, and tools needed to make their research open and meet policy requirements. In 2021, the OSDC developed metrics to measure the program’s impact. Currently, we are developing a needs assessment to understand open research practices and perspectives across our community and a train-the-trainer program to provide resources and guidance to others who want to support Open Science at their own institutions. This talk discusses the development of the program, ideas for how to approach outreach, and future plans.