The team at Future of Research has been extremely busy over the last few months, and is pleased to announce that The Future of Research, Inc., or (FoR), is officially a MA-based non-profit organization and has received support for full-time activities through a generous grant from the Open Philanthropy Project. The Open Philanthropy Project identifies outstanding giving opportunities, makes grants, follows the results, and publishes its findings. Its mission is to give as effectively as it can and share the findings openly so that anyone can build on them. You can read more about the grant from the perspective of the Open Philanthropy Project here.
We have issued a press release about the grant, which will fund full-time support through the new Executive Director Gary McDowell and assist in developing infrastructure and projects for FoR. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors, who will be holding their first retreat in Boston, MA on May 1st.
Full-time work for FoR will begin in May 2016. While the non-profit will be based in MA, members of the Board have been drawn from across the country, and work will be based at the Manylabs open science workspace in San Francisco, CA, where a 6-month residency has been awarded funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Everyone at FoR is very excited, and is looking forward to being able to have full-time support for junior scientists, who have been advocating for changes to science on top of their scientific research. Please stay tuned as we go forward, and get in touch with us at info[at]futureofresearch.org or on Twitter or Facebook!