Open Incubator

Noah Buscher (CC BY-SA 4.0)

With the Open Incubator, a.k.a the greenhouse, we offer hands-on support to empower the next generation of open leaders in research. This might be for people who have completed Open Seeds and now want to say “what next for my project?”, or it might be individuals.

What makes us different

Current work streams


Funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Catalyst Project aims to develop a collaborative service to facilitate access to cloud infrastructure for biomedical research communities in Latin America and Africa. You can read more about it in the submitted proposal.

Key personnel

Taj is the project manager under the supervison of Yo, PI for this project (after Emmy left)

The GitHub avatar of

Yo Yehudi

Pronouns: they/them

Role in OLS: Executive Director, Business and Development Lead

Software development, Community building, Mentoring

More about Yo

The GitHub avatar of

Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Pronouns: he/his/him

Role in OLS: Programme Manager & Catalyst (contract)

Machine learning

Fellowship Programmes

Our flagship incubator service is the Resident Fellow programme, where individuals work with OLS to further OLS’s goals whilst exploring opportunities for personal growth.

Facilitators Training and Transcription Services

During our online training cohorts, we teach facilitators to manage and run cohort calls. They lead efforts in preparing cohort call notes, co-hosting cohort calls and ensuring the sharing of call recordings and resources through OLS channels.

Fiscal Hosting

We are helping early stage organizations with fiscal hosting. If you are interested, please contact directors at to discuss.

Grant Writing Training

This will come soon. Please let us know if you’d like to fund the development of the curriculum!

Consultancy and Open Research Advice

We offer different Consultancy services: