Hey everyone, Thomas again!
It’s excellent to hear that you guys already have done some work with MOOCs on this topic that could be adapted and all the collaborators you’re calling in.
I’ve been reading through the documentation sent in the email I forwarded above to try and figure out precisely what is expected by Dec 8th.
There appear to be 2 different tracks:
"OpenCore" (which serves as an entry point to open practices for people not familiar with the process of science) and “ScienceCore” (which is aimed at educating practicing scientists to convert to open procedures.)
I need to ask for clarification on this but this call I believe is only for ScienceCore content.
From the FAQ above: "What is TOPST?
A1: TOPST stands for “Transform to Open Science Training.” The F.14 TOPST
program element can be found here. TOPST element solicits proposals for;
(1) the development of the ScienceCore, a discipline-specific scientific use cases curriculum,
(2) implementation of Summer Schools to teach OpenCore, and
(3) implementation of Virtual Cohorts to complete OpenCore.
The training material as well as the design of thelearning activities should be targeted to audiences from undergraduate students to
established scientists and managers from all science disciplines supported by NASA’s
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)."
“Areas of focus for the ScienceCore include how to access and analyze NASA science data including cloud-based data; open-source data, analysis, and visualization libraries both general and discipline-specific libraries; and creation, management, and sharing of reproducible science workflows and results.”
Notice how this specifically relates to NASA SMD (Science Mission Directorate) fields.
There is also a certain requirement to send a project representative for a 4-day annual meeting in D.C.
Does that still seem like something that the GOSH community would be interested in building? If so I highly recommend jumping into the literature provided. Maybe we can even schedule a call that includes the TOPST contact above for further clarification.
(Also yes @hpy to receive funding the proposing org, must be based in the US)