University of Florida
Log Number: LG-250067-OLS-21
The University of Florida will explore the scale of challenges and solutions in establishing an open grants repository. Navigating the process to secure funding and fellowships requires copious amounts of time and energy. Although open practices have increased transparency in many aspects of research, such as publications, statistical analyses, and data and materials, the research funding ecosystem remains largely opaque. This planning project will (1) convene diverse groups of stakeholders to represent a multifaceted research ecosystem throughout the planning process, (2) investigate the scale of challenges and solutions in establishing an open grants repository, and (3) develop a metadata schema and aggregation plan for organizing grant proposals.