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OpenAIRE becomes a fully fledged organisation 

An EU organisation to facilitate openness in scholarly communication

October 29, 2018


CRG takes over FOSTER's Twitter account

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FOSTER's training activities target several disciplinary communities to implement a cultural change towards Open Science. Our consortium partners ensure that all needs of these communities are addressed in our training activities and materials. For instance, they provided discipline-specific case studies for the new training courses. The Centre for Genomic Regulation

Brand new Open Science training courses


How do you put Open Science into practice?

FOSTER Open Science trainer bootcamp

Cartoon Become a super trainer

From 18-20 April 2018, FOSTER invited 30 participants to learn about open science training. Sunny weather and the Centre of Genomic Regulation welcomed everyone in Barcelona.

Open Science Training Handbook


A group of fourteen authors came together in February 2018 at the TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology) in Hannover to create an open, living handbook on Open Science training. High-quality trainings are fundamental when aiming at a cultural change towards the implementation of Open Science principles. Teaching resources provide great support for Open Science instructors and trainers. The Open Science training handbook will be a key resource and a first step towards developing Open Access and Open Science curricula a...

Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions

3 steps to support Open Science: Promote, support, motivate

Our policy briefing “Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions” outlines three key ways that are important to move towards a practical implemenation of Open Science in academia. Additionally, 6 practical steps are described that can be approached by research institutions to support the cultural change towards Open Science....

DARIAH-EU, CRG & GESIS takeover FOSTER social media accounts

Social Media takeover by DARIAH EU

European research communities are moving towards more openness and transparency. In some disciplines Open Access, Open Data and Open Reproducible Research are already standard, for others these components of Open Science are relatively new trends.

In order to bridge this gap FOSTER’s activities target several research communities in particular. Our disciplinary partners ensure that the most relevant and burning questions of the respective research communities are addressed in al...

The Open Science Training Handbook

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Doing research “in the open” opens up an amazing spectrum of opportunities. More and more it becomes clear that we have a whole new kind of a digital education challenge here: How do we keep up with research practices at the current pace of change in research? Online materials for learning about Open Science are available on large scale. However, when it comes to practical guidance we identified a gap. What resourc...

The Open Science training handbook - FOSTER Book Sprint


Book Sprint 12-16 February 2018

5 days in February 2018: A group of 14 authors will come together at the TIB in Hannover and create an open living handbook on Open Science training. Professionals from various areas of expertise will collect and share their experiences on multiplying Open Science.