Within the TOPS mission, NASA is designating 2023 as the Year of Open Science , a global community initiative to spark change and inspire open science engagement through events and activities that will shift the current paradigm. TOPS is only a starting point ; NASA is making a long term commitment to support building an inclusive open science community over the next decade. To support the effort, TOPS has three overarching goals:
Increase understanding and adoption of open science principles and techniques in our Mission and Research Communities
Accelerate major scientific discoveries through supporting the adoption of open science
Broaden participation by historically excluded communities
Indeed, ESIP does have an Open Science Cluster, which seems closely linked to TOPS and the Year of Open Science (I’m glad to see that robust community building around Open Science features prominently). It looks like a nice community to join for anybody interested in contributing to the TOPS project. @cerdmann ?