As you can tell from the title, I don't even know what to call this movement. Please let me know if there is a more or less established term.

I am referring to the meme space around progress studies that is occupied with improving scientific institutions, funding, and helping junior scientists.

I am thinking of organizations such as Good Science Project or the three orgs mentioned in this article:

  • Arc Institute — A new institution for curiosity-driven biomedical science and technology
  • New Science is a 501c3 research nonprofit building the 21st century institutions of basic science
  • Arcadia Science — A new ecosystem for scientific progress

The Overedge Catalog provides an interesting overview of new types of research organizations.

I am interested in how this space started, who the key people were driving it, and whether there are more similar institutions I haven't heard of.

Presumably, these newer orgs are part of a longer trend toward open science and open data. I am curious how "new science" and "open science" relate to each other.

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I would call it metascience, and I would include Convergent Research and Speculative Technologies. See also this Twitter thread.

There is no history that I know of, it's almost too new for that. But here's an article: “Inside the multibillion-dollar, Silicon Valley-backed effort to reimagine how the world funds (and conducts) science

Thanks, this is useful! I know the Convergent folks but wasn't aware of Speculative Technologies. The article looks interesting but is, unfortunately, paywalled/sign-up-walled.