Open Science

Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society.

Resources

COURSE: Open Licensing
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

Licensing your research outputs is an important part of practicing Open Science. In this course, you will:

  • know what licenses are, how they work, and how to apply them 
  • understand how different types of licenses can affect research output reuse
  • know how to select the appropriate license for your research 
    By  Mikael Laakso
    Publication year: 2017  |  Open Science  |  Open Access  |  Open Access Routes
    By  EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
    Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

    This course helps you to understand open business models and responsible research and innovation (RRI) and illustrates how these can foster innovation. By the end of the course, you will:

    • understand key concepts and values of open business models and and responsible research and innovation
    • know how to plan your innovation activities
    • be able to use Creative Commons licenses in business
    • under...
    Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Publishers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration
    Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

    This course introduces you to open peer review (OPR), an emerging practice which is gaining momentum as part of Open Science. Upon completing this course, you will:

    • understand what OPR means and how it supports Open Science
    • be aware of OPR workflows and which aspects of the review process can be conducted openly
    • know how to write a constructive and responsible open peer review 
    • know ab...
    Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Publishers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
    Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

    This course introduces Open Source Software (OSS) management and workflow as an emerging but critical component of Open Science. The course explains the role of software sharing and sustainability in reproducibility, trust and longevity, and provides different perspectives around the sharing and reuse of computational code and methods, namely the software producer, the software reuser, and the non-coder with an interest either in reproducin...

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

    This course introduces some practical steps toward making your research more open. We begin by exploring the practical implications of open research, and the benefits it can deliver for research integrity and public trust, as well as benefits you will accrue in your own work. After a short elaboration of some useful rules of thumb, we move quickly onto some more practical steps towards meeting contemporary best practice in open research, an...

    Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration, PHD Students, Researchers and Students
    Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

    This introductory course will help you to understand what open science is and why it is something you should care about. You'll get to grips with the expectations of research funders and will learn how practising aspects of open science can benefit your career progression. Upon completing this course, you will:

    • understand why open science is an issue that you can't afford to ignore
    • understand how to go about mak...