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CREOS Research

  • Rigorous, evidence-based research to inform actions
  • Tackling grand challenges
  • Multidisciplinary problem solving and methodologies
  • Leading where appropriate, listening always

Research Activities

Community Tracking Indicators for Open and Inclusive Scholarship

There is increasing evidence that scholarly processes have bias and create barriers to inclusion — more openness in scholarly communication is needed. This project produces standardized indicators of who participates in open science and scholarly communications over time.  The project is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services  (grant #LG-250130-OLS-21)

Postdoctoral Research Program in Equitable and Open Scholarship supported by the Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation has generously funded a two-year program which will enable CREOS to bring three postdoctoral scholars to campus to work on CREOS question areas. Under the supervision of Chris Bourg, Ph.D, Director, MIT Libraries, Micah Altman, Ph.D, Research Scientist, and other MIT faculty and Libraries staff, these postdocs will develop a robust set of research projects under each of the areas of:

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

Designing Review and Evaluation for Open Scholarship

The broad objective of this area of research is to inform the design and application of review and evaluation in open scholarship and meta-research.

See previous research activities conducted by CREOS staff and affiliates.