OpenRefine funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as an Essential Open Source Software for Science

We are pleased to announce that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded OpenRefine a $200,000 grant to fund its development in 2020. This award is part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program which awarded $5 million to over 40 projects.

This grant will be used towards two main objectives:

  • grow the community of OpenRefine contributors by reaching out to seasoned users and helping them get involved more closely in the project.
  • revamp the core architecture of the tool to handle larger datasets and improve workflows.

This is the occasion for the project to join Code for Science and Society’s Sponsored Project Program. We will follow up with another post about that when this is finalized.

Owen Stephens and Antonin Delpeuch will be hired to work towards these goals, with the help of additional contractors for specific subtasks. For more details about our plans, see our grant proposal.

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