Dr. Spies is the CTO and co-founder of the Center for Open Science [https://cos.io/], a non-profit technology company missioned to increase the openness, integrity, and transparency of research. His research and interests are motivated by increasing research efficiency. As CTO at COS he is responsible for technical strategy, product vision, software architecture, external partner/funder development, and management of COS Labs—COS's research and development team. He also co-lead's SHARE—an initiative by the Association of Research Libraries and COS to create a free, open dataset of research activity across the research life-cycle.