Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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Open Innovation Announcements

COVID-19 Open Innovation Efforts

A curated list of links to novel coronavirus COVID-19 open innovation efforts and other interactive dashboards, maps, and visualizations from the usual and unusual players, as well as other spontaneous open innovation efforts around the world.

April 2020 Newsletter

A monthly newsletter with links to upcoming and past events related to open innovation. 

Upcoming Open Innovation Meetings

All Hands on Deck: COVID-19 Open Innovation Efforts

, USGS Science Corps,

and The Opportunity Project Earth Sprint
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

  • COVID-19 Open Innovation EffortsLearning from various various COVID-19 Open Innovation Efforts
  • USGS Science Corps
    • Background on USGS Science Corps concept and proposed open innovation ideas
  • The Opportunity Project Earth Sprint Draft and Potential Problem Statements

Celebrate Citizen Science Month: Take Your Kids Teleworking with Citizen Science
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:00 - 12:00 PM ET

  • April is Citizen Science Month!
    • Citizen Science Month resources
  • Distance Learning at Home and with Citizen Science
    • Share educational resources to learn at home for kids
    • Federal and other citizen science projects for kids

overlapping screenshots of the desktop view and mobile view of the new Guide to the PRA

Tackling the Paperwork Reduction Act with DOI Generic Information Collection Request 
Friday, April 24, 20202 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

  • Background on the Paperwork Reduction Act
    • A Guide to the PRA - Digital.Gov Resources
  • DOI Generic Information Collection Request for Crowdsourcing for Citizen Science
    • Request for potential projects that want to use DOI Generic ICR
    • Request for feedback on draft 60 Day Notice

Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (FedCCS) Community: All Things Geo Crowdsourcing 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM ET

Past Open Innovation Community Meetings