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Center for Open Science
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COS

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Center for Open Science
210 Ridge McIntire Road Suite 500
2903-5083 Charlottesville , Virginia
United States
Virginia US
Working languages: 
English

Our mission is to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research.

These are core values of scholarship and practicing them is presumed to increase the efficiency of acquiring knowledge.

For COS to achieve our mission, we must drive change in the culture and incentives that drive researchers’ behavior, the infrastructure that supports their research, and the business models that dominate scholarly communication.

This culture change requires simultaneous movement by funders, institutions, researchers, and service providers across national and disciplinary boundaries. Despite this, the vision is achievable because openness, integrity, and reproducibility are shared values, the technological capacity is available, and alternative sustainable business models exist.

COS's philosophy and motivation is summarized in its strategic plan and in scholarly articles outlining a vision of scientific utopia for research communication and research practices.

Because of our generous funders and outstanding partners, we are able to produce entirely free and open-source products and services. Use the header above to explore the team, services, and communities that make COS possible and productive.

Center for Open Science Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
January, 2021
Brazil, United States of America

Strong evidence indicates that the Brazilian government is taking advantage of the confusion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to speed-up a wide-ranging environmental setback. We present a timeline of policies and acts taken by the current federal administration against the environment during the pandemic and discuss their consequences. The unprecedented amount of measures affecting environmental policies is especially intended to weaken deforestation control and transparency of environmental agencies, and allow the expansion of harmful activities (e.g.

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Reports & Research
October, 2020
Global

Landscape and Street Photographers use Neutral Density (ND) Filters to enhance their photos, drones images with advanced photogrammetry software produce high-resolution orthomosaic for the production of land use maps. This paper study the effect of four different neutral density filters (ND-4, ND-8, ND-16, and ND-32) on drone orthomosaics production of a half urbanized area, a five generated orthomosaics one not filtered and four filtered were classified in a remote sensing software and compared between each other.

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Reports & Research
July, 2020
United States of America, Australia

For two decades, increasing concerns about urban sustainability have driven Australian metropolitan planning efforts to call for fundamental changes to existing urban forms. These changes are intended to develop more compact cities characterised by a poly-nodal network of dense activity centres. In this paper we provide the first long-term, comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of this policy in greater Brisbane.

Library Resource
Characterising Land Cover Change in Brunei Darussalam’s Capital District
Journal Articles & Books
July, 2020
Brunei Darussalam

In fast-developing regions, like Southeast-Asia, monitoring urban areas presents a challenge given the lack of publicly available data. This is an issue that precludes the nuances of a city’s growth and undermines the way land-use is considered with respect to planning. The issue of data availability is very much present in the small nation of Brunei. Little is still known about the spatiotemporal evolution of its urban realm; in particular, with regard to its national development planning.

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Reports & Research
March, 2020
United States of America

Archaeological site mapping is important for both understanding the history and protecting the sites from excavation during developmental activities. As archaeological sites are generally spread over a large area, use of high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery is becoming increasingly applicable in the world. The main objective of this study is to map the land cover of the Itanos area of Crete and of its changes, with specific focus on the detection of the landscape’s archaeological features.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
March, 2020
India

This article examines and compares the status of land rights and their impacts on agricultural productivity, food security and well-being in a set of tribal and non-tribal villages in Telangana. Based on an intensive field survey, the research confirms that tribals without formal land rights remain largely unable to benefit from government support and access to private institutions in terms of getting credit and farm extension, whereas in non-tribal villages, government organisations are pro-active in providing such support.

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Reports & Research
March, 2020
Norway

Land ownership shapes natural resource management and social-ecological resilience, but the factors determining ownership norms in human societies remain unclear. Here we conduct a global empirical test of long-standing theories from ecology, economics, and anthropology regarding potential drivers of land ownership and territoriality. Prior theory suggests that resource defensibility, subsistence strategies, population pressure, political complexity, and cultural transmission mechanisms may all influence land ownership.

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Reports & Research
January, 2020
Global

Penelitian bertujuan untuk mengetahui dan mengkaji : (1) gambaran volume kasus yang ada, (2) mengetahui mekanisme terjadinya penguasaan tanah oleh warga negara asing dan (3) mengetahui sistem pengawasan dan pengendalian yang efektif. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan: (1) Inventarisasi data yang dilakukan di Kantor Pertanahan di 7 Lokasi penelitian menunjukkan penguasaan tanah oleh warga Negara Asing melalui Hak Pakai sangat rendah, dan hanya terdapat di Provinsi Bali.

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Reports & Research
December, 2019
Indonesia

Kebakaran hutan adalah terjadinya peristiwa terbakarnya hutan yang diakibatkan oleh aktivitas alam dan juga oleh aktivitas manusia itu sendiri. Kebakaran hutan yang melanda Indonesia yaitu di wilayah Kalimantan dan juga Riau diakibatkan oleh adanya kegiatan land clearing. Selain itu kebakaran hutan dan lahan juga dipicu karena adanya kekeringan panjang yang melanda Indonesia. Land Clearing adalah kegiatan pembersihan lahan yang dimulai dari pemotongan pohon, pembabatan ilalang, dan pembakaran sampai lahan siap untuk digunakan.

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Reports & Research
November, 2019
United Kingdom

Law Number 5 of 1960 concerning Basic Regulations on Agrarian Principles is widely praised as the great work of the Indonesian nation which is revolutionary, responsive and combines the undeniable combination of individualism and communalism. However, the achievement of these laws is not achieved and spending is more likely to fail due to normative and ideological reasons. This paper tries to bring the study of the law to a more empirical direction by using theories of public policy implementation.

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