Open Science Resources

CZI Open Science Program

open science for biomedical research

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This page describes what grantees can expect while conducting CZI-supported research, including obligations to engage in open science practices as well as resources available to support these efforts.

The following pages consolidate information for grantees in specific programs:

What to expect as a grantee

Communicating with CZI as a grantee

Please refer to our Community Participation Guidelines to view expectations for ensuring everyone feels welcomed, respected, and supported in our community.

CZI Science shares public information about our current and emerging projects on Medium and Twitter (at @cziscience); CZI-wide announcements are featured at a separate Twitter account, @czi.

Program-specific communications Most of your interactions with CZI will occur via the Program funding your research. Watch for emails from your Program with information about the following:

These opportunities are open to project leads and often other members of their core teams, so you can leverage the experience and knowledge from the researcher community working on projects similar to your own.

Grant operations: Contact for information on no cost extensions and answers to other questions about administering your grant. Complete information on award policies can be found in our standard institutional sign-off form; please see the version shared with your award letter for specific details related to your grant.

Expectations for open science practices

The following descriptions highlight general expectations for your CZI-supported work. Please check your grant agreement for information customized to your grant program or RFA.

You are welcome to contact for more information on these and other open science topics!

Other expectations

Acknowledge CZI as a source of funding in all research deliverables using the following language: “This project has been made possible in part by grant number «GrantNumber» from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.”

Ethics: CZI holds ourselves and our scientific partners to the highest ethical standards. Our ethics policies cover all business practices in which CZI engages, including encouraging respectful treatment of all persons without discrimination, open and honest communication, and assurance of no retaliation for reporting incidents. These policies also extend to cover specific issues related to scientific research: responsible use of grant funding, attribution of credit, and other areas of scientific (mis)conduct. Finally, we require compliance with institutional and national standards for non-human animal research and human subjects research, including supporting data privacy and security to meet national and international standards.

Services available to CZI grantees

Services specifically related to open science that are open to CZI-supported projects include:

Open science office hours: Have questions about open science approaches? Staff are available to assist CZI grantees in adopting or implementing open science practices, including sharing of all research deliverables: protocols, software/code, data, and preprints/publications. Please schedule a time to meet with a member of the CZI Open Science team to discuss your topics of interest. Examples of questions other grantees have asked in office hours include:

Data publishing: Not sure where or how to publish or share your data with the rest of the scientific community? Data Dryad is a repository for sharing research data of any structure and type. As CZI is a Dryad member, CZI grantees are eligible to waive the fee for publishing data through Dryad by selecting CZI as a funding source when submitting data. Learn more on the Publishing data with Dryad topic page.

Movement and Capacity Building: CZI’s Movement and Capacity Building team offers training sessions for grantees from across our initiatives in areas related to organizational and professional development:

Learn more on their Training Sessions page.