In this editorial, we use examples from our and others’ work to demonstrate the opportunities for future-proofing research by implementing open science practices, and we discuss some of the challenges and their potential solutions. We cover implementing open science practices in new, ongoing, and concluded studies, and discuss practices in order of being “low” to “high” threshold to implement (based on Kathawalla et al., 2021). Space constraints preclude us from covering all open science practices and there are undoubtedly more researchers using open science practices in suicide research than we are aware of and whose work we have included here. To highlight the open science work of as many researchers as possible, we have sometimes provided examples in Electronic Supplementary Material 1 (ESM 1) rather than in the text. We hope readers will help us add to these examples via our “living” reading list (https://osf.io/v6y3t/). Readers interested in a broad overview of open science practices are directed to the work of Carpenter and Law (2021), Kathawalla et al. (2021), and Tackett et al. (2019).