A Unified Vision:

From Status Quo to Collaborative & Open

Incentivizing Collaborative and Open Research (ICOR) envisions a culture that facilitates and rewards open science, which in turn enables collaboration and innovative, reproducible outcomes.

Shifting the Research Lifecycle from RED to GREEN

Building upon existing efforts that challenge the status quo, where the research cycle occurs in closed RED settings, we aim to contribute a roadmap toward open GREEN opportunities.

Scroll up and down to see the cycle change from red to green.

Research status quo
Opportunities for change

From theory to practice

ICOR proposes ten unified, real-world solutions that challenge the status quo and incentivize generous behaviors.

Opportunities for Change

Collaboration Best Practices

Champions: All ICOR Strategists

Communication Strategies

Champions: Wyatt Korff, Maryose Franko

Open IP Toolbox

Champions: Aled Edwards, Dylan Wade Roskams-Edris


Champions: Kristen Ratan, Maryrose Franko

Collaborative Workspace

Champions: Sarah Greene, Kristen Ratan

Preprints in Progress

Champions: Jessica Polka, Iratxe Puebla

Reviewing Preprints

Champion: Damian Pattinson

Tracking Nano-Contributions

Champions: Danil Mikhailov, Yo Yehudi

Credit and Metrics

Champions: Kristen Ratan, Sarah Greene

Incentives and Rewards

Champions: Bodo Stern, Keith Yamamoto

Large-scale implementations

Initiatives that are piloting multiple solutions aligned with the work ICOR is doing.

Flip to Open

Flip to Open: The tools, practices, costs and culture required for fully open and collaborative research

Aled Edwards, University of Toronto & Structural Genomics Consortium
Dylan Wade Roskams-Edris, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

Open by Design

Open by Design: Arcadia Science, pushing the boundaries of open science in biology and biotechnology

Prachee Avasthi, Arcadia Science & Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College