I have a few biology grant proposals that I think are interesting and that I would like to share openly. I’m wondering if there is a particular repository that would be most suitable to deposit these in?
I was initially considering posting some of my grants to BioRxiv, but did some more googling and found the following blog post which lists links to a bunch of open-biology grants. At a quick glance, the links go to quite a wide range of places:
- Institutional repository
- Institutional site (i.e. lab webpage)*
- Project/association site/wiki*
- Lab Github
- Personal blog
- Google doc*
- Personal site
- Datadryad wiki
Note that quite a few of the links the * categories were dead, although some were still accessible via the internet archive.
That blog post has now evolved into the Open-Grant website, where one can submit the grant proposal to join the list. (it seem grants can be submitted with a link or as a PDF, in the latter case it looks like Open-Grants host the grant which hopefully reduces linkrot - but unfortunately, it does not provide a DOI)
Figshare seems like it is the most appropriate option in the list above (gives a DOI and should remain accessible), but also feels a bit unspecific. Does something like an ‘OSF Grants’ exist? Should it?