Open Science for Undergrads

From OpenHatch wiki

This page is a project of Thea Atwood and Shauna Gordon-McKeon to collect information about opportunities for Hampshire College undergraduates. Everyone is welcome to edit this page and to use this information.

Top Projects

The Public Lab

The Public Lab is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. The core Public Lab program is focused on "civic science" in which we research open source hardware and software tools and methods to generate knowledge and share data about community environmental health. Our goal is to increase the ability of underserved communities to identify, redress, remediate, and create awareness and accountability around environmental concerns. Public Lab achieves this by providing online and offline training, education and support, and by focusing on locally-relevant outcomes that emphasize human capacity and understanding.

Other Projects

Citizen Science

Open Data

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Allen Brain Atlas

Ocean Observatories Initiative

Participatory Research

Personal Genome Project


Quantified Self

Quantified Self is not a project or an organization, but a "movement" based on self-tracking -- the recording and analysis of ones own biological/physiological/mental data. Quantified Self Labs is a founding company in this movement.

Free/Open Source Science Software

OpenHatch collects information about F/OSS projects in science on a separate page.


Other Resources


The Open Science Collaborative is a group of scientists (primarily psychologists, and primarily academics, but not exclusively either) who discuss open science issues and collaborate on research projects and open science activism. They are affiliated with the Center for Open Science.

The Center for Open Science is a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia. COS is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices to improve the accumulation and application of knowledge. Operating with a technology start-up atmosphere and mindset, the COS team moves quickly, identifies problems and creates solutions, encourages risk-taking, blends science and technology, and is collaborative, high energy, and dedicated to openness.


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To Sort

These links may contain resources/projects to be listed above, but they still need to be gone through:

These are projects, but I'm not sure which category to put them in until I've read more about them: Open Dinosaur Project Project eBird