Evaluation of Transparency and Openness Guidelines in Physical Therapy Journals | Physical Therapy | Oxford Academic

Abstract:  Objective The goals of this study were to evaluate the extent that physical therapy journals support open science research practices by adhering to the Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines and to assess the relationship between journal scores and their respective journal impact factor. Methods Scimago, mapping studies, the National Library of Medicine, and journal author guidelines were searched to identify physical therapy journals for inclusion. Journals were graded on 10 standards (29 available total points) related to transparency with data, code, research materials, study design and analysis, preregistration of studies and statistical analyses, replication, and open science badges. The relationship between journal transparency and openness scores and their journal impact factor was determined. Results Thirty-five journals’ author guidelines were assigned transparency and openness factor scores. The median score (interquartile range) across journals was 3.00 out of 29 (3.00) points (for all journals the scores ranged from 0–8). The 2 standards with the highest degree of implementation were design and analysis transparency (reporting guidelines) and study preregistration. No journals reported on code transparency, materials transparency, replication, and open science badges. Transparency and openness promotion factor scores were a significant predictor of journal impact factor scores. Conclusion There is low implementation of the transparency and openness promotion standards by physical therapy journals. Transparency and openness promotion factor scores demonstrated predictive abilities for journal impact factor scores. Policies from journals must improve to make open science practices the standard in research. Journals are in an influential position to guide practices that can improve the rigor of publication which, ultimately, enhances the evidence-based information used by physical therapists. Impact Transparent, open, and reproducible research will move the profession forward by improving the quality of research and increasing the confidence in results for implementation in clinical care.

Accelerating the Adoption of Open Science (10-July 14, 2023): Overview · Indico

“In celebration of the 2023 Year of Open Science, NASA’s new scientific information policy and the associated Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission, and to mark the publication of CERN’s first comprehensive Open Science Policy, the two organizations are hosting a week-long event entitled “Accelerating the Adoption of Open Science”, from July 10th-14th at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The overall goal of the event is to engage a range of relevant stakeholders in the physical sciences to actively exchange experiences, ideas, and expertise toward promoting open science policies and practices. Specifically, the event will aim to put the diverse range of attendees on a clearer path towards developing action plans on open science for their respective institutions.”


NASA’s Transform to Open Science

“Join us on May 11 at 1 P.M. EST for a Community Forum on the power of open science, brought to you by NASA’s Transform to Open Science (TOPS) initiative. We’re thrilled to bring together experts from NASA and CERN to explore the transformative impact of open science on fostering greater international collaboration and accelerating scientific progress.

At this forum, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with thought leaders in the field and discover the incredible potential of open science in shaping the future of space exploration. Our speakers include Dr. Chelle Gentemann, Program Scientist for NASA’s Transform to Open Science, Kim Hurst from NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations, and Kamran Naim, Head of Open Science for CERN.

Throughout the forum, we’ll discuss a range of topics, including the benefits of open science for collaboration and discovery, the challenges and opportunities of working with international partners, and the incredible feats being accomplished by NASA and CERN using open science to further scientific discovery….”

Levels of Open Access · nasa/Transform-to-Open-Science · Discussion #454 · GitHub

“There’s a lot of different terminology around open access, particularly around various levels of open access. I thought it might be helpful to aggregate some of the disparate information into one source on the TOPS Github, which is below! This is sourced from Open Book Publishers, Researcher.Life, and Taylor & Francis.There are many kinds of open access, but they broadly fit into three categories: libre, which is open access that allows content to be free to read and generally, there are no barriers for reuse, gratis, which is open access that allows content to be free to read, but has barriers for reuse, and then there’s one level (black) that fits into neither libre nor gratis….”

Implementing open science at scale Tickets, Fri 5 May 2023 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

“On 5 May, 14:00-15:30 London time (UTC+1) (in your timezone): the next Fireside Chat will take place on “Implementing open science at scale”.

Facilitated by Chelle Gentemann, Programme Scientist for NASA’s Transform to OPen Science (TOPS) mission with The Turing Way co-lead Malvika Sharan, this panel will feature insights from Ana Persic (UNESCO Open Science), Nokuthula Mchunu (National Research Foundation, Africa Open Science Platform), Steve Crawford (NASA) and Alex Mendonça (SciELO Brasil). These individuals and community leaders represent different open science efforts addressing the challenges and implementation of open science in Brazil, Africa, the USA and more broadly through cross-country collaborations (read their bios below).

Recommendations, infrastructures, expert services, policies, government buy-in, grassroots advocacies or combinations of several of these — what has worked in different geographical contexts? Highlighting these initiatives led and facilitated by our speakers, we will discuss the convening role of UNESCO, 25 years of SciELO’s open access efforts, 5 years of pan African Open Science Platform and the 2023 NASA’s ‘Year of Open Science’ to drive the implementation of open science at various scales.

We will also facilitate open discussions with attendees to learn about their perspectives on the topic via a shared document (links shared upon registration).

This event is being co-hosted by The Turing Way – a community-led handbook on data science and research and TOPS – part of NASA’s Open-Source Science Initiative designed to rapidly transform agencies, organizations, and communities to an inclusive culture of open science….”

TOPS Community Forum | March 9, Time 1PM ET*

“NASA’s Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission is being designed to support the adoption of open science and broaden participation in science. TOPS efforts are built on relationships with a variety of diverse communities. Join us March 09, 2023 for a joint community forum between the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) SEA Change, Creative Commons, and TOPS, Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In the forum we will introduce the three organizations and then openly discuss what is open science in higher education institutions, how can learning to practice open science encourage equity across the entire STEMM enterprise, and how do we ensure that voices from traditional underrepresented geographical regions are not only included but prioritized?

Our goal in the forum and throughout the Year of Open Science, and beyond is to hold space for the scientific community to come together for intentional discussions around broadening participation and developing an equal level playing field to prioritize NASA’s Open Source Science Initiative priorities…”

Open Science Stories

“Is there an open science story that made you say, “I need to get involved?” Do you remember a story about the impact of open data, open-source software, open publications on science? How has open science enabled scientific breakthroughs? Tell us about it! 

NASA’s Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission is seeking compelling stories about open science in practice. To help transform NASA scientific processes to open science, we need to provide compelling and relatable examples that show how open science creates more impactful, efficient, inclusive science. By collecting these stories, we can start showing scientists how open science can help them.

We are looking for big, awe-inspiring stories about open data, open-source software, open results and open access, and the use of openly available tools for scientific practice. These stories could be about projects that utilize large amounts of data, about utilizing code on an open-source repository, about citizen scientists working together to identify constellations or clouds….”

Transform-to-Open-Science/SME_Highlights.md at main · nasa/Transform-to-Open-Science · GitHub

“Forty amazing subject matter experts (SMEs) have been working since late June to gather the content for the TOPS OpenCore. We asked them what inspired them to join the Open Science community and have received permission to share some of their responses here. There are many paths to open science – and we hope some of their paths inspire you! …”

Transform to Open Science (TOPS) Curriculum Development Team

“Open science  —  opening up the scientific process from idea inception to result — increases access to knowledge and expands opportunities for new voices to participate. Sharing the data, code, and knowledge associated with the scientific process lowers barriers to entry, enables findings to be more easily reproduced, generates new knowledge at scale, and allows and facilitates diverse societal uses.

AGU and NASA have made a commitment to advancing the principles of open science to build a more inclusive and open community at NASA, AGU and beyond. This is a resolution to work towards a more transparent and collaborative scientific progress, opening data and results to the broader public whenever possible, and incentivizing researchers around the globe to do the same.

To help catalyze and support the cultural change necessary for such an opening of scientific knowledge, NASA has launched the Open-Source Science Initiative (OSSI), a long-term commitment to open science. To spark change and inspire open science engagement, OSSI has created the Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission and declared 2023 as the Year Of Open Science.

A key goal of TOPS is to engage thousands of researchers in open science leading practices.

Launching a program such as TOPS is possible thanks to the open science communities’ work over the last couple of decades. TOPS would like to leverage this work in developing a five-part curriculum on open science.  We seek participation from individuals actively engaging with open science communities, open software and data, and related practices to serve on a TOPS Curriculum Development Team. This will include participation in a series of virtual meetings and sprints this year. For those selected to lead module development, there will also be in-person working sessions at AGU’s headquarters in Washington, DC. AGU, in partnership with NASA and experts in curriculum development, will coordinate this effort.  All content will be openly shared….”

NASA Transform to Open Science Community Forum on May 12 – General – GOSH Community Forum

“As NASA’s Transform to Open Science 1 (TOPS) moves into the upcoming 2023 Year of Open Science, the TOPS team will regularly update the community on these activities, highlight open science success stories and lessons learned, Q&A, and other open science news in a series of TOPS Community Forums.

We invite you to join us May 12th at 2:00-3:00pm for NASA’s TOPS Community Forum. Participants can enter their question(s) or up-vote others’ questions – to help guide the discussions needed for successful implementation – after providing their first and last names and organizations at this portal: TOPS Community Engagement – NASA 1 . We will try to answer as many of the submitted questions as possible….”

Transform to Open Science (TOPS) | Science Mission Directorate

“From 2022 to 2027, TOPS will accelerate the engagement of the scientific community in open science practices through events and activities aimed at:

Lowering barriers to entry for historically excluded communities
Better understanding how people use NASA data and code to take advantage of our big data collections
Increasing opportunities for collaboration while promoting scientific innovation, transparency, and reproducibility….”