Shared scientific instruments help address big challenges in research. The Hubble Space Telescope has helped hundreds of astronomers do studies that none of them could have done if they had to also build the instrument they use. Physicists benefit from shared particle accelerators that are expensive to build and they test their own ideas to better our understanding of the universe. Shared scientific instruments make science more efficient since no single scientist need create and validate the instruments. In this webinar, I will discuss the importance for the shared research infrastructure in the social sciences, particularly the learning sciences, to support open research. I believe nonprofit, university-based platforms can make great strides in the learning science fields by creating shared scientific instruments.