New papers on the work of the Open Modeling Foundation
The Open Modeling Foundation (OMF) held its founding meeting in Washington DC in December 2021. The outcomes of that meeting were recently published in two journals: the first, led by the Executive Committee and planning group, highlighted the goals and objectives of the OMF to improve the discoverablilty, accessibility, reusability, and interoperability of models used for the social, ecological, environmental, and geophysical sciences. The second, led by the Executive Committee and iEMSs leaders, provides a commentary on recent work by Janssen et al., 2020 that demonstrates the limited availability of open access model code, which impeds the transparency and reproducibility of model-based research. To address this challenge to transparency in scientific research, the OMF is taking an active role to identify, develop, and promote common standards and best practices for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) modeling by working with model organizations and individuals active within the social, ecological, environmental, and geophysical sciences. Modeling centers and organizations are encouraged to become OMF members and individuals can join OMF’s working groups. You can learn more about the OMF and opportunitites to participate here.
Read the papers:
Barton, C. Michael, et al., How to make models more useful. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119.35 (2022): e2202112119.
Barton, C. Michael, et al., Making modeling and software FAIR. Environmental Modelling & Software 156. 105496. (2022): 10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105496.