The Open Research Funders Group is pleased to announce its newest member, the Wellcome Trust. The Wellcome is a global charitable foundation whose mission is to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. It supports a range of initiatives in over 70 countries in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine. Wellcome is a long-time leader in the open sharing of research outputs and recently established an Open Research team to provide greater coordination of these activities and to develop new initiatives that will help to embed open research practices in the research space. Wellcome’s participation in the ORFG underscores the funder community's growing coalescence around supporting open research.