Bay Area Open Science Group

A virtual community for Stanford, UCSF, & Berkeley

About Us

The 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 from 2-3pm PST 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 particiption guidelines.

Attend an upcoming meetup

Looking for info from past meetups?

Read our 2022-23 Annual Reflection!

Check out our collaborative notes

Job hunting? Consult our Open Science Career Resources guide

Use the Open Science Team Agreements!

Want to talk about Open Science with your lab or team? We created a two-page template for teams to learn more about open science and select practices that work for them. Find it on Zenodo.

We presented on the team agreements at the 2023 STEM Librarians Collaborative Meeting. See that presentation in Zenodo.


Interested in joining the group or learning about future events?

Join the discussion on our Slack Channel or email Kristen Greenland to be added to the mailing list.