[A2k] Center for Open Science Elects New Board of Directors and Officers

Rusty Speidel rusty at cos.io
Tue Feb 28 06:12:57 PST 2017


*Center for Open Science Elects New Board of Directors and Officers*

Feb. 28, 2017


*Charlottesville, VA*

The Center for Open Science announces the election of a new expanded Board
of Directors, and the election of Arthur “Skip” Lupia as COS Board chair
and Alan G. Kraut as Vice Chair. These appointments are the first in a plan
to increase the size of the board to support the mission of the Center for
Open Science.

In addition to its board expansion, COS has launched the COS Community
Network. The Community Network includes individuals who serve as advocates,
advisors, connectors, partners, and contributors to the COS mission.  This
includes leaders and influencers from the funder, service provider,
publisher, society, policy-making, and researcher communities.

Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the
University of Michigan and research professor at its Institute for Social
Research. He examines how information and institutions affect policy and
politics, with a focus on how people make decisions when they lack
information. He draws from multiple scientific and philosophical
disciplines and uses multiple research methods. His topics of expertise
include information processing, persuasion, strategic communication, and
civic competence.

Alan Kraut is the Executive Director of the Psychological Clinical Science
Accreditation System (PCSAS), which has accredited 30 of the best clinical
programs in the United States and Canada. He has more than 30 years of
experience as a science and research administrator, advocate, and opinion
leader. He is recognized in Washington for his effectiveness in shaping
national policy and he often is quoted both in the science press and more
general media on science policy. Kraut directed various science and policy
programs at the American Psychological Association and was APA’s founding
Executive Director for Science.

Maryrose Franko is the Executive Director of the Health Research Alliance
(HRA) a multi-national consortium of nonprofit organizations working to
maximize the impact of investment in biomedical research to improve human
health. Dr. Franko’s background includes over 20 years of program
management at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), including
strategic planning as well as creating, implementing, and managing over a
dozen programs and initiatives.

Marcia McNutt is a geophysicist and president of the National Academy of
Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she served as the editor-in-chief of the
Science family of journals. Prior to joining Science, she was director of
the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from 2009 to 2013 as one of a
group of accomplished scientists who populated top government posts as part
of President Obama’s “dream team.” During her tenure, the USGS responded to
a number of major disasters, including earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and
Japan, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. McNutt led a team of government
scientists and engineers at BP headquarters in Houston, and directed a flow
rate technical group that estimated the rate of oil discharge during the
spill’s active phase. For her work on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, she
was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Service Medal, the noncombat
equivalent to the Bronze Star.

“We are privileged to have these extraordinary researchers lend their
significant skills in support of COS and its mission, ” said Brian Nosek,
COS’s Executive Director. “As we scale our open services their experience,
advocacy on behalf of open science practices, and commitment to the COS
mission do us and the goal of open science a great service.” Dr. Nosek and
COS co-founder Jeffery Spies will transition to ex officio members of the
board.

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*About Center for Open Science*

The Center for Open Science <http://cos.io/> (COS) is a non-profit
technology company founded in 2013 with a mission to increase openness,
integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this
mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting
metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source
software tools. The Open Science Framework <http://osf.io/> (OSF), COS’s
flagship product, is a web application that connects and supports the
research workflow, enabling scientists to increase the efficiency and
effectiveness of their research. Researchers use the OSF to collaborate,
document, archive, share, and register research projects, materials, and
data. Learn more at cos.io <http://cos.io/> and osf.io <http://osf.io/>.

*Contacts for the Center for Open Science*

Media: Rusty Speidel: rusty at cos.io

Funding: Melanie Benjamin: melanie at cos.io

Web: https://cos.io/about/our-board/
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Rusty Speidel
Marketing Director
Center for Open Science

https://cos.io | @osframework



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