Courses

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Intended audience Policy makers and Funders
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This is an introductory course for funders, and comprises:
• A general introduction to terms and operation of Open Access and Open Data.
• An exposition of demonstrable advantages of Open Access and Open Data for the funder’s remit.
• An explanation of the requirements of Horizon 2020 regarding Open Access and Open Data.
• An exposition of the PASTEUR4OA analysis of characteristics of successful policies and mand...

Intended audience Project Managers, Researchers and Students, Policy makers and Funders, Librarians and Repository managers, Research Administration
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

A course for researchers, research support staff and project officers.
Learning objectives:

  1. Understand what is required of participants in the H2020 Open Research Data pilot
  2. Learn about the concepts of open data, metadata, licensing and repositories
  3. Identify key resources and services that can help you to comply with requirements
  4. Undertake short tests to check your understanding
  5. ...

Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

Libraries have gone a long way to facilitating research workflows, and more recently on fostering open access to science and openness in a broader sense. Science is evolving: research practices, resources and tools are opening up and going beyond a publication based model, to a new open environment of research data and digital research tools, social media and collaborative platforms. There is a compelling need for...

Intended audience Researchers and Students, Librarians and Repository managers, Project Managers
Level: Intermediate: able to

The purpose of this course is to inform the researchers on how to comply with the H2020 mandate by depositing their publications in open access. Based on a total of 3 hours, the objectives are:

  • Understand the context and the content of the H2020 mandate
  • Know how to comply with the H2020 OA Mandate
  • Learn how to reuse the deposited publications in Horizon 2020

This course will be moder...

The following course is a general introduction to the various components and philosophies of Open Science, that can directly enrich each step of the scholarly lifecycle (Open Notebook Science, OpenData, Open Research Software, Open Access). The overall objective of the course is to provide an introduction to why Open Science is essential to rigorous, reproducible and transparent research, as well as to future research evaluation criteria fo...

The course is aimed at those with an intermediate level of knowledge, and comprises:
•A general introduction to terms and operation of Open Access and Open Data.
•An exposition of demonstrable advantages of Open Access and Open Data for the funder’s remit.
•An explanation of the requirements of Horizon 2020 regarding Open Access and Open Data.
•An exposition of the PASTEUR4OA analysis of characteristics of succes...

Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers
Level: Introductory: aware of

This course describes the integration of Open Science topics in a newly developed Information Literacy workshop for 1st-year PhD candidates. The workshop treats Open Science as an integral part of Information Literacy and does not set it apart. Awareness of Open Science topics is an important step in the development of PhD candidates into “informed researchers”.

Learning objectives
-Understand the reasons for and against in...