Despite supporting the idea of open science, researchers may not participate because it is unclear how to implement it in their own work. At the same time, they are struggling with data analysis, which without formal training becomes an individual, slow, and lonely burden. There is great opportunity to welcome scientists to existing open data science tools and communities that can meet their immediate needs and also catalyze a more open culture in science. Openscapes does this by engaging, empowering, and amplifying scientists with open data science, focused on establishing open mindsets and resilient, collaborative data practices within research teams (Lowndes et al. 2019, Nature; openscapes.org). Building on experiences from the Ocean Health Index and the Openscapes Champions program, I will discuss how open science is at the core of working towards better and kinder science in less time, together.