ORFG Launches Blueprint to Incentivize the Sharing of Research Outputs

The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) today announces an important new practical resource for funders. The Incentivization Blueprint provides philanthropic organizations with a step-by-step approach for implementing research incentive structures that better correlate to open science practices.

A growing number of funders are eager to encourage grantees to openly share their research - articles, code and materials, and data. Developing incentive systems that appropriately encourage the open sharing of these outputs is critical, and the Incentivization Blueprint provides templated language and practical guidance toward that end.

The ORFG is pleased that a number of prominent funders have committed to taking steps to implement the Incentivization Blueprint, including the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Dunhill Medical Trust, the National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Tropical Diseases Research, Wellcome Trust, and Worldwide Cancer Research. If your organization is interested in learning more about the Incentivization Blueprint, please contact us.