White House Open Science Recognition Challenge

The White House released an open science recognition challenge that may be of interest to the Pangeo community!

The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Open Science Recognition Challenge

Recognizing open science stories to benefit society

This recognition challenge seeks to spotlight the stories and teams behind projects that have addressed a challenge or advanced a solution, while embodying open science principles and practices.


By emphasizing the narrative aspect of open science, this challenge aims to capture the multifaceted and nuanced nature of open science, as well as the breadth of people and organizations engaging in it, inviting readers into the human side of science and inspire them to pursue their open science projects of their own. Entrants may submit their open science stories for recognition in one or more of the following categories:

  • Open science to serve communities - To recognize community-centered projects that leverage open science principles and practices in the resolution of – or to raise awareness and understanding around – local challenges.
    • Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, co-creating and leading projects with communities and utilizing data collected with, by, and for communities to address a common challenge.
  • Open science to advance education - To recognize projects that emphasize training in open science, including in educational settings.
    • Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, open curriculum design and utilizing openly available research outputs in the classroom to provide hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Open science to advance global solutions - To recognize projects that enable international collaboration in equitable open science to advance solutions to pressing global challenges.
    • Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, international collaborations to collect, analyze, and share research to solve a global challenge and efforts to develop international resources and international efforts to equitably share and communicate research information.
  • Technical advancement to enable open science - To recognize a project that advances open data, software, infrastructure, or other technical tools to enable equitable open science to advance a scientific field.
    • Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, designing open infrastructures and workflows that enhance collaboration and sharing and developing technical solutions for maximizing privacy and security while increasing openness.
  • Open science to advance innovation – To recognize projects that leverage open science to develop an innovative solution that addresses a societal challenge. Innovations may include anything from the prototype stage to a now-available product.
    • Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, leveraging open-source code to develop an application for broad use or making use of openly available datasets to develop a product or tool for public use.
  • Open science to advance interdisciplinary collaboration – To recognize projects that leverage open science practices to advance collaboration and exchange across disciplinary boundaries.
    • An example of project includes, but is not limited to, seemingly unlikely collaborations made possible by sharing research outputs in ways that are accessible and understandable across disciplines.