Alongside making all the products of our work open, we want to be transparent about our operations.
We are a fiscally sponsored project of Code for Science & Society, a 501(c)(3) US public charity. Our relationship with Code for Science & Society is governed by the CS&S Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement and Policies, which is signed by our Advisory Committee.
About Code for Science & Society
Code for Science & Society (CS&S) is a 501(c)(3) US public charity focusing on the social and organizational infrastructure required for data to improve lives. They fiscally sponsor projects to empower communities to work together and build innovative technology for the public good.
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About our previous fiscal sponsor
Previously we were incubated as an independently managed and funded sub-project of Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). SPARC operates as a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity.
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About our spin out
In 2022, we spun out with all our assets (e.g. funding & IP), and with the approval and support of the SPARC Steering Committee.
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- Transfer agreement
- SPARC meeting minutes
- Arcadia grant transfer agreement
- Gates grant transfer agreement
OA.Works financial statements are available below and disclose more information than is required by a stand-alone 501c3 legal entity.
Our financials are also included in the 990’s of our fiscal sponsors, and are audited annually by independent accounting firms.
Note: Grant revenue is recognized when a grant is given, even for multi-year grants. This can make it appear that we have a large surplus when this isn’t the case.
Joseph McArthur’s (Director) compensation was 142,835.97 USD (104,523 GBP) for 2021, and 96,895.70 USD (74,680 GBP) in 2020.
|Funding Organization||Amount (USD)||Start Date||Term (months)|
|Robert Wood Johnson Foundation||100,000||06/2022||12|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||1,875,593||05/2021||36|
|Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin||1,870,000||06/2020||48|
|Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin||422,000||05/2018||24|
|Center for Open Science||25,000||09/2015||4|
|Open Society Foundations||18,588||04/2015||4|
We have not provided any grants to other organizations or individuals.
In 2014, we received in-kind support from Mozilla Science, Cottage Labs, and PLOS.
An overview of our governance can be found on our governance page.
- Committee members
- Conflicts of interest
- Meeting minutes
- Articles of Governance (coming Q1 2023)
None of our Advisory Committee members are paid. However, we will provide compensation for up to 49% of the Advisory Committee should it be required to enable people from unrepresented groups to participate.
We commit not to use NDAs in our agreements with customers (unless requested by the customer).
We do not routinely sign contracts for our paid services (we just send an invoice). The only current example used Code for Science and Society’s standard language.
We provide transparent suggested pricing for all our production services (where paid plans are offered) on our websites, with different pricing levels for institutions with different means.
Questions & feedback
If you have feedback or questions, let us know at [email protected].
Established: Oct 18th 2022
Last updated: Jun 1st 2023