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Bay Area Open Science Group

Map of the San Francisco Bay Area with text BAOSGIThe Bay Area Open Science Group is a growing community for Bay Area academics and researchers interested in incorporating open science into their research, teaching, and learning. Targeting students, faculty, and staff at UCSF, Berkeley, and Stanford, the goal of the community is to increase awareness of and engagement with all things open science, including open access articles, open research data, open source software, and open educational resources. Through this work the group hopes to connect researchers with tools they can use to make the products and process of science more equitable and reproducible.

Every month the Bay Area Open Science group hosts a virtual meetup with a featured speaker from one of the three campuses who shares a project related to open science. So far speakers have discussed curating open COVID datasets, new methods for transparent peer review, and designing free educational resources on reproductive health. In addition to meetups, members can ask questions and share tips, tools, and best practices via the community slack channel.

The group is co-led by three librarians and supported by the libraries at UCSF, Stanford, and Berkeley.

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month via Zoom. All are welcome to attend and join the conversation!

Our goal is to build an inclusive and welcoming community for everyone, regardless of their familiarity with open science. Learn more in our group participation guidelines.

Fall 2023 Meetups

  • September 26 - Join us to discuss teaching open and transparent research practices. Register for the September 26 meeting
  • October 24 - Building your Open Science Career: Join the BAOSG and guests, Hao Ye (Curriculum Developer, Community for Rigor, U Pennsylvania) + Virginia Scarlett (Scientific Computing Associate, Open Data, HHMI Janelia), to discuss job searching and career pathways in open science. Register for the October 24 meeting
  • November 28: This month Kate Tasker and Rebecca Tang will join us from the UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) - a free online archive of millions of previously-internal corporate documents from Tobacco, Opioid, Food and other industries that impact public health. Kate and Rebecca will give an overview of IDL, discuss how the documents are prepared for free open access, and share how researchers have used the documents for scientific and computational analysis, litigation, investigative journalism, and policymaking that protects and improves public health. Register for the November 28 meeting
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
9:00am - 10:00am
Sam Wilairat
Data Science Discussion Groups