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Charlottesville, VA | August 2, 2022
The Center for Open Science (COS) has appointed Huajin Wang as Director of Programs. In her new role, Wang will lead COS’s efforts to advance programmatic services constructed with partner stakeholders to change the research culture in their communities toward research rigor, transparency, and sharing.
COS currently offers and facilitates a range of change initiatives, training and education, and consulting services that aid funders, institutional leaders, societies, community change agents, and other research stakeholders to enable growth and scale of open scholarship practices across their communities. Underpinning these efforts is COS’s commitment to consistently improve the logic models for large-scale, systemic interventions that will lead to self-sustaining research culture and behavior change across the communities with whom COS engages.
“I am delighted to join the COS team as it commits to scaling its programmatic intervention and change efforts to promote and enable open scholarship across communities and disciplines,”said Wang. “I have seen and experienced first-hand the impact that thoughtfully designed training and learning opportunities, co-constructed action plans, and curated resources can have as research communities initiate or extend their open science initiatives, and I look forward to working with COS’s partner network to support all of these activities.”
Wang brings an impressive research and professional background to COS. After earning her Ph.D. in cell biology at the University of Alberta and spending several years as a post-doctorate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, she joined Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the Department of Biological Sciences.
In her faculty role at CMU, Wang promoted the importance of open science and the opportunities it presented for scholars, though she felt that they were learning about these practices late in their journeys. To address these opportunities and pursue her growing passion for open science, she made a career change and became a librarian at CMU, specializing in open science methods and assessment and data sharing.
In Wang’s most recent role as CMU’s Senior Librarian and Director of the Open Science and Data Collaborations Program, she strategically planned and implemented end-to-end, programmatic support for open science and interdisciplinary collaboration at CMU and beyond.
“Huajin’s experience in advancing open science research practices aligns so well with COS’s opportunities to mature its programmatic services,” said Lisa Cuevas Shaw, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for COS. “With this new role and Huajin’s appointment, we aim to support those leaders and stakeholders who are committed to designing comprehensive culture change strategies and plans that will ensure sustained and meaningful change over time.”
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Founded in 2013, COS is a nonprofit culture change organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools, including the Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn more at cos.io.