Helping science succeed
Helping science succeed

Launching Projects

We invent, launch, finance and manage projects that improve science communication tools, practices, and policies, especially those used inside science.

Creating Networks

We unite stakeholders to share perspectives, and work on common ground to develop realistic, sustainable reforms that benefit everyone.

Improving Discovery

SCI’s work improves how science knowledge is shared, which will lead to better science, better science policies, and new and faster discoveries.

2024 Priorities

CDR Conference Planning

Global efforts to address climate change will need to include coordinated global action to remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. SCI’s 2025 Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) conference will be the first major global conference dedicated to creating the necessary policy framework for this vital work.

Combatting Disinformation

Working across disciplines and countries, SCI will continue investigating the best way to fund and develop a global Disinformation Awareness Training & Education program (DATE). This program will unite diverse experts and combine their insights into practical and effective tools, resources and networks. 

Open Science Policy

Through our global Open Scholarship Intitiative (OSI) project, SCI will continue working with policy makers from around the world to develop the future of open science, with the goal of ensuring that this future is effective for research and researchers, evidence-based, and equitable.

Newest articles

CDR needs global policy coordination

The global effort to remove carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere needs global policy coordination. SCI’s Global CDR Forum is being...

EU ditches old Plan S, backs new Plan S

EU policymakers have picked up a new cause: supporting so-called "diamond" open access. But does this make sense?

Ashley Moses & The Civilian, making research more accessible

Science journals can be impossible to understand. Through her nonprofit, the Civilian, Ashley Moses is on a mission to make...

UNESCO’s open science plan moves forward

UNESCO's open science plans are moving forward. While these plans aren't precisely aligned with OSI's recommendations, there is common ground.

A library of science stories

Stories are the best way to communicate information. But too often, science is communicated with just facts and figures. Where...

Quality over quantity

Research communication may mature along several fronts in 2024, including putting more focus on improving research integrity.

Paved with good intentions

Turns out that doing your own research on the Internet may not be such a great idea after all since...

Are global temperatures starting to spike?

Aerosols in our atmospehere have masked the true increase in global temperatures. As these aerosol levels drop, temperatures are starting...

Branches from the same tree: The case for integration in higher education

Putting disciplines in academic silos deprives students of the ability to become more well-rounded members of society. Intead, we should...

Global leaders agree to bury fossil fuels

A new UN agreement finally acknowledges the need for the world to stop using fossil fuels. Is this enough?