Program Outline

Curriculum adapted from:

Boston College, Florida State University, University of Pittsburgh, Digital Documentation Process, Foundations of Open Scholarship Strategy Development


The cohort meets once a week for discussion and shared learning. Facilitators then meet individually with participants throughout the week to apply specific ideas to discrete projects.


  • To develop a research, teaching, or publishing project infused with open values, and ultimately findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable
  • To foster an environment where participants can refine their projects through planning, testing, and "para-review"
  • To provide participants with tools and strategies to
    • 1) communicate to a public audience;
    • 2) sustain projects beyond completion; and
    • 3) get credit for new forms of research

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of your project, defining the need that it meets and why the university, discipline, and/or scholarly community should care about the project
  • Understand what resources are available to you on NCSU’s campus, including identifying potential collaborators and which offices or individuals could provide support for your project
  • Determine which tools and methods are best suited for your project, and further understand the role of tools and methods in the outcome of your project
  • Understand and address the public benefit of your work 
  • Articulate what happens with your project once you are done working on it, especially how the project may be preserved or maintained, continued growth and development by other scholars in your field
  • Explore best practices for documentation of research processes, collaborations, and outputs


Participants will produce - 

an R&D structure for advancing the project to the next phase

a proof of concept (wireframe, draft grant proposal, documentation, project registration/citation, etc.)

a resource map of on-campus support units essential to the project

a documentation narrative