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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.

CESSDA launches online data management guide with expert advice on all stages of the research data life cycle

Note: This article is from the introduction to the CESSDA ERIC Expert Tour Guide.

CESSDA - Expert tour guide on Data Management - CC-BY-SA

We are very proud to announce the launch of our online expert tour guide. Over the past year, eleven CESSDA archives (ADP,

How to comply with Open Science policies: services and tools to support researchers – workshop OpenAIRE-FOSTER in Spain

Article written by Eva Montenegro Piñeiro

The workshop, organised by OpenAIRE Spanish NOAD in collaboration with FOSTERPlus project took place as an associated event of “ECA – Ecosistemas del Conocimiento Abierto”, a major event in Spain for the open access and repository community, during Open Access Week.

The main focus of the workshop was to introduce to researchers and research managers European and State-level open science related policies and how to comply with them. Pilar Rico (FECYT) and Remedios Melero (CSIC) were the speakers during the first morning session. Pilar explained the open access and research data policies in H2020 and state-level ...

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

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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 re...

Reproducible in silico genomics training at the CRG in Barcelona

Reproducibility of in-silico pipelines analysis has become one of biology’s most pressing issues. The exponential growth of biological datasets, increasingly complex data analysis methods and the lack of community standards all present major challenges. These obstacles are exacerbated when considering the installation, deployment and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines across the diverse range of computational platforms and configurations on which these applications are expected to be applied (workstations, clusters, HPC, clouds, etc.).

OpenAIRE webinars during OA Week 2017 in collaboration with FOSTER


To celebrate Open Access Week (23-27th October 2017), OpenAIRE is organising a series of webinars in collaboration with FOSTER on a variety of topics, including discipline-specific tools and workflows, the legal aspects of Open Science, and an interactive session on Research Data Management. Speakers include a number of FOSTER partners such as Ivo Grigorov (DTU), Eloy Rodrigues (UMinho), Nancy Pontika (OU), Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and DARIAH-EU.

All webinars will be recorded. Recordings and presentations...

Open Science Fair 2017 – in case you missed it

From 6-8 September 300 people interested in Open Science came together in Athens at the brand new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) to connect and learn about Open Science. The first Open Science Fair was organized by the EU-funded projects OpenAIRE, FOSTER Plus, OpenUp and OpenMinTeD.


Highlighting that Open Science is about openness to peo...

Sign up for the FOSTER Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

Do you care about open science and are you interested to share your skills with researchers? Are you already delivering training but looking for ways to make your training more effective? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider applying for our Open Science Trainer Bootcamp! This three day training session will take place from 18-20 April 2018 in the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona.

About the Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

During an intense three-day programme, we will help you to become a better open science trainer. Topics will cover:

  • Popular and innovative Open Science Workflows a...

Putting Open Science into Practice

A key objective for this phase of the FOSTER project is to develop a training resource targeted towards early career researchers. To this end, we are currently working to develop a set of courses addressing key Open Science topics. The training resource will be comprised of ten courses in the first instance but can be extended to include additional modules over the longer term.

Targeted at researchers, the courses will aim to progress researchers from being aware of Open Science to being able to put Open Science into practice in their daily workflows. The resource will not provide comprehensive coverage ...