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Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship

Advancing knowledge in service of equitable and open scholarship

Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship

CREOS is a catalyst for collaborative evidence-based research about the best ways disparate communities can participate in scholarship with minimal bias or barriers.

As part of the MIT Libraries, CREOS leverages MIT’s longstanding emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and open sharing of educational and research materials. 

Research scope

  • Incentives and barriers to equitable and open scholarship
  • Impacts of equitable and open scholarship
  • Economic models for equitable and open scholarship

Current research activities

Learn more about current and previous research activities.



  • Jun 2, 2022. CREOS seeks undergraduate and graduate Research Assistants to contribute to “Community Tracking Indicators for Open and Inclusive Scholarship”. Research assistants will contribute to web mining, social media mining, and data mining aimed to measure open and inclusive scholarship. Research assistants work directly with the Principal Investigator.

For more information, or to apply, see the position posting on the MIT Libraries site.


See previous news items.

Visiting scholar program

  • 2018, Philip Cohen, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology University of Maryland, College Park


  • About CREOS: Meet the team, collaborators, and learn how to engage with CREOS.