Establishing community standards to improve computational modeling in a changing world.

The Open Modeling Foundation carries out a series of coordinated activities to further its vision, mission, and goals under the guidance and with the support of standing governance committees and OMF member organizations. Depending on resource availability, the Open Modeling Foundation will undertake other activities in support of modeling science and scientists. Identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating such activities will be the responsibility of the Steering Committee and Activities Committees.

Training and Education

The OMF will provide a forum for disseminating materials for teaching best practices for model documentation, transparency, reuse, and interoperability to students in educational institutions. Related to this, the OMF has sponsored training activities to help scientists learn how to make their models more transparent, well-documented, reusable by others, or interoperable with other models. This training involves in-person workshops, webinars and virtual conferences, or training videos. 

Past Workshops

  • The Open Modeling Foundation Initiative: a Scientific Community for Common Standards and Best Practices for Integrative Modeling of the Earth System
    • May 6-7, 2019
    • A Workshop Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
  • Large-Scale Behavioral Models of Land Use Change
    • September 8-10, 2019
    • An AIMES-GLP Workshop at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA