Context: NASA TOPST program is looking for materials to teach and train scientists on Open Science. Deadline December 8, and very likely that this is one of many calls that NASA will have in the coming months. The call is geared towards space and earth science and for those in the US.
Discussion on whether we have best practices for OH → André and Open Hardware Makers (OHM) have been working on this since 2018, and Julien and Open.make are working on guidelines in the coming months.
Decided we will not submit a proposal for this call, due to the limited time and the fact that we don’t fit the call’s requirements for most of the work being done in the US.
However, noted this is an opportunity for two things 1) getting the OScH and NASA communities connected and 2) to consolidate efforts between various OScH training, mentorship, and other programs.
Post to the forum looking for various OScH mentorship and/or training materials and programs, or other materials related to best practices for OH. (@amchagas did you want to start this thread on the forum? If not, I am happy to).
Meet to discuss how we can imagine a future collaboration between OScH and NASA communities → we have a meeting scheduled for this on Jan 17 (send me a message if you’d like to be involved). We will come prepared for the meeting with ideas of how this collaboration could look.
Meet again to discuss OH/OScH training materials. Let’s find a time to meet in January, fill out this poll to see what time works best for everyone.
As a GOSH funded project, we will be happy provide some materials from the Real Time Nucleic Acid Amplification group. The open qLAMP it’s already working and we can produce a few units in a relatively short time in case genetic amplification/biosensing can be useful for the call!
Realize I’m responding in the 11th hour here, but want to add support on this and help get a proposed curriculum across the finish line. I have experience in developing open syllabi, assessment metrics, course modules/assignments, etc and am very happy to help. I also teach in Public Interest Tech/open/makerspaces/fabrication so could pitch in on the instruction side as well further down the line.
I hope the meeting worked out today. I missed a flight while traveling for a conference and was literally in the air when you guys were meeting.
Is there any way that you could provide a summary of the discussion in the forum?
Also, did this get discussed today?
NASA’s Open-Source Science Initiative (OSSI) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity under ROSES-2022, F.15 High Priority Open-Source Science (HPOSS). This program will provide funding for innovative work that supports the goals of the OSSI, including making science more accessible, inclusive, and reproducible. Proposals must be for new work to develop technology that will support open-source science, which may include the development of data formats, software, frameworks, or libraries. In addition to these core criteria, we welcome proposals that would support the goals of NASA’s Transform to Open Science (TOPS) initiative, such as broadening participation by historically excluded communities.
Award amounts will be approximately $100,000, and work must be completed within one year. HPOSS has a rolling due date, and proposals under ROSES-2022 will be accepted until March 29, 2023. We will hold an information session for potential proposers to HPOSS on January 19, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Visit the NSPIRES page for more details, and reach out to Rachel Paseka (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Crawford (email@example.com) with any questions about this funding opportunity.
Who, if anyone, in the GOSH forum has submitted a proposal to this request for proposals? I am an engineering professor at Florida Tech (the closest university to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center) and have set up a maker education program already and am writing an electronic textbook on maker education (within a month or so of finishing a first draft).
My group is putting together a hybrid of a nanoparticle tracking analyzer, a confocal laser scanning microscope, a nanopositioning system, and a zeta particle analyzer to eventually watch cells move toward their eventual tissues in the presence of electric and magnetic fields, along with growth and differentiation factors.
Some of us are talking about possibly applying for a small, online event to workshop the topic of open science space hardware (to be confirmed):
@Juliencolomb: Once we’ve consolidated the list@amchagas started, I’m happy to share a summarised spiel with NASA TOPS to see if they can support us to create a teaching module for the open science curriculum they are creating/curating.
@jbrennerFIT: I am not aware of a GOSH person submitting a proposal, but I think your open source hardware course looks great! Maybe you can add it to the list above?
I am willing to teach the entire Basics of Making course to people outside Florida Institute of Technology in the fall of 2023 or the summer of 2024 (the next two times I will offer the course to in person participants), if such participants register sufficiently far in advance. The kits for the course are $250 including a $50 budget (that is typically exceeded out of my pocket for FIT students) for the end-of-semester project. There is a lot of work to be the logistics manager for many projects running simultaneously. The $250 is in lieu of paying a bookstore for the textbook I am authoring. To get actual university credit for the course, I am sure that we would have to make arrangement for my university to get paid. While I realize that isn’t totally in keeping with the open source ideal, without it, I won’t have time to manage all the additional students.
Just jumping in to confirm that if a group of people from the community would like to apply to the NASA call, then the Open Science Hardware Foundation can act as the fiscal sponsor and grant administrator, we would need a heads up soon though
Definitely it is not too late to join a team on an open source hardware proposal. NSF and NASA both have requests for proposals out now on this topic.
I have nearly completed an e-textbook on all aspects of maker education (whereas most focus on Arduino or 3D printing or laser cutting, etc.) because I have found that skill set areas that one is weak in often limit one’s mindset to take on maker projects.
As NASA Kennedy is very close to my university, we are considering expanding my three credit maker course for junior, seniors, and grad students to alumni, to students beyond my university, and to at least regional employers as a stepping stone toward going global with my maker e-textbook. I already have support from the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN; engineeringunleashed.com) for the content development, but they don’t support graduate school work. The reasonable next step for this is to get both graduate students within my county and experienced makers within GOSH to take my class at
From the NASA administrator for the Open Science request for proposals:
Dear Friends of Open Science,
Happy Year of Open Science! If you haven’t already heard, the White House, along with 12 federal agencies, a coalition of more than 85 universities, and other organizations declared 2023 to be the Year of Open Science.
Come to our monthly forum to learn more! As co-chairs within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Subcommittee on the Year of Open Science, TOPS is honored to share the stage with NOAA and NSF, discussing year of open science activities and then providing an open forum for community feedback and discussion. Join us Thursday, February 9, 1-2 PM ET. Please register at Community Forum | February 9, Time 1PM ET*.
If you are going to be in Washington, DC for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2023 Annual Meeting, start earning your NASA open science certification by enrolling in our Open Science 101 workshop, attend our panel of researchers sharing their open science experiences, or find us at the NASA booth for stickers and pins.
Interested in getting a NASA open science certificate, but unable to attend AAAS? Pre-enroll and we will let you know other ways to get started.
Cynthia on behalf of the TOPS Team
[image] Cynthia Hall
Transform to Open Science (TOPS) Community Coordinator
@hpy and others - I understand that it will be hard to get funding for GOSH as part of this. I think what is reasonable to shoot for is a hybrid in person and virtual meeting in Florida at least once every two years of a grant, if we get one. I was more hoping for GOSH to be a set of beta testers and an outreach program.