Dec. 19, 2019

National Academies’ Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science Receives Grant from Arcadia Fund

WASHINGTON — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have been awarded a grant for $100,000 from Arcadia — a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin — to support the work of the Academies’ Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. The roundtable convenes critical stakeholders to discuss the effectiveness of current incentives for adopting open science practices, current barriers of all types, and ways to move forward in order to align reward structures and institutional values.

The roundtable, which convenes twice a year, creates a venue for the exchange of ideas and joint strategic planning among key stakeholders, such as universities, government agencies, foundations, and other groups doing work related to open science. The roundtable aims to improve coordination among stakeholders and increase awareness of current and future efforts in the broader open science community.

Arcadia supports charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment. Arcadia also supports projects that promote open access, and all of its awards are granted on the condition that any materials produced are made available for free online. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $663 million to projects around the world. For more information, visit  

The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. They operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. For more information, visit

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