DEADLINE DECEMBER 8: Content for NASA TOPS Module on Open Science Hardware

Hi @Sarah,

Happy to see that you have joined the thread!

@amchagas @briannaljohns - any place for me to dive in?

I’d suggest taking a look at the wiki that @amchagas has set up here and filling out this poll to find a time to meet again and discuss training materials.


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Hey team!

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 ( or Steve Crawford ( with any questions about this funding opportunity.

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Hi @VertiCulture indeed @briannaljohns emailed those who were at the previous meeting with what we discussed including action items. Let us know if you didn’t get the email.

And thanks for noting the NASA funding call. I just shared it in a post here, too!

hey @briannaljohns , I apparently missed this, sorry.

Are there notes? We want to do something about training material with @rmies (and probably @jarancio), we would better do it in coordination with the community here…



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).

The course that serves as a training ground for my open source hardware initiative is listed here:
CHE4568: The Basics of Making, Summer 2022, Sect. 01 (

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.

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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?

@hpy Which list do you want me to add the open source hardware course to? If it is simpler for you to paste it, just paste the following:

Jim Brenner, Florida Institute of Technology
The Basics of Making - CHE4568: The Basics of Making, Summer 2022, Sect. 01
Anyone who reads this and wants to use the site can do so,
but should e-mail me at first.

Jim Brenner

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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.

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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 :slightly_smiling_face:

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