UNION MEDALS, AWARDS AND PRIZES
Open Science Recognition Prize
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Career Stage
Early Career
Middle Career
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Award Type
Union Prize
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting;
Open to groups;
Peer OR self-nomination permitted
Submission Window
17 January - 1 March

Recognizing Work in Advancing Open Science Related to Earth and Space Science

The Open Science Recognition Prize is awarded to a person or team for outstanding work in advancing Open Science related to Earth and space science and its impact globally. The winners will be chosen from nominations across the Earth and space science community.

Applications will be selected from those that advance Open Science through creation or use of open data, software, and other open results.Eligible work can include projects, datasets, data products, software, workflow tools, computational notebooks, publications, public communication and other results /activities that promote and advance Open Science broadly.

Open Science is well described in the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science as, “an inclusive construct that combines various movements and practices aiming to make multilingual scientific knowledge openly available, accessible and reusable for everyone, to increase scientific collaborations and sharing of information for the benefits of science and society, and to open the processes of scientific knowledge creation, evaluation and communication to societal actors beyond the traditional scientific community.”

Up to three awards are given annually.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A speaker fee (to be split among members in the case of a team)
  • An invitation to present at AGU's annual meeting plenary session the year the honor is awarded
  • Tickets to the President's reception at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

Criteria for a Successful Nomination

Nominees are evaluated on the following:
  • Open Science work that contributes to the broader impact of research and demonstrates a comprehensive Open Science practice.
  • Open Science stories and results that provide or include significant public and community benefits and/or increase and address diversity and equity are particularly encouraged.
  • Projects can be discipline-based or multidisciplinary; projects and results should feature Open Science related to the Earth and space sciences.
  • Eligible work can include projects, datasets, data products, software, workflow tools, computational notebooks, publications, public communication and other results /activities that promote and advance Open Science broadly.

Eligibility

Nominee
The nominee must be an individual or team engaged in activities that advance Open Science.
Nominators
Nominators/co-nominators are not required to be an active AGU member.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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