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

OSI debates Plan A

Since late 2019, OSI participants have been discussing what our "Plan A" should look like (this is a working title---the...

UNESCO to lead UN-wide open science effort

OSI will play a role in this effort, with our exact responsibilities to be determined (OSI is named on page...

Teaching science communication through “makeathons”

Science & Us is a student-led organization that uses “makeathons” to help teach science communication. SCI helped sponsor a recent...

So, we’ve been a little busy…

For the past several years, OSI has soaked up all of SCI's time. We're starting to broaden out again---stay tuned!

OSI summit teams map out action plan

During 2018 and 2019, OSI's summit group (led by Scott Plutchak in 2018) developed a strong plan for moving OSI...

OSI Brief: Deceptive publishing

Deceptive publishing (also known as predatory publishing) has been a growing problem in scholarly publishing for years now. What do...

Plan S & the quest for global open access

Plan S is an ambitious, EU-based effort attempting to accelerate the global transition to open access. While this plan isn’t...

Introduction to the OSI Policy Perspective series

This report on Plan S and the future of global solutions to open is the first in a series of...

OSI Brief: What do we mean by “open”?

While the word “open” has become ubiquitous in discussions around providing greater access to scholarship, there is no generally accepted...

OSI Brief: How fast is open growing?

How many of the world’s research articles can be read for free by anyone anywhere? This “opening” of the scholarly...