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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 ...

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

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 all our training events and materials.

Taking over FOSTER social media ...

Call to Open Science trainers – share your experiences and help to write a book!

From 12-15 February 2018 FOSTER will bring together Open Science trainers and educators to collaboratively author a training handbook. If you have practical experience in implementing Open Science training at your organisation we’d love to hear from you.

What works, what doesn’t? How can you make the most of limited resources? With your help, we will create a handbook that equips future trainers with methods, instructions, exemplary training outlines and inspiration for their own Open Science trainings. The handbook will provide Open Science advocates across the globe...

Save the date: Open Science Trainer Bootcamp 18-20 April

Do you think science should be more open? And would you like to train researchers in your institution about this? Then mark these dates in your calendar: 18-20 April 2018. On these days, FOSTER organises an open science trainer bootcamp in Barcelona. Our host is the Centre for Genomic Regulation

About the open science trainer bootcamp

During an intense 3 day programme, we will help you to become an open science trainer. Topics ranging from funding and research data management to open code and open access will be covered. You will also work on your own training skills and try things in practice. After this bootcamp, you will be ful...

The next phase of FOSTER – What can you get out of it?

The next phase of FOSTER – What can you get out of it?

We are delighted to announce that the second phase of FOSTER activity kicked off on May 22-23 in Guimarães. Over the next two years we will build upon our initial capacity building activities to raise awareness of Open Science among European researchers and begin to equip them to apply Open Science techniques in their day to day research. During this phase, FOSTER will work closely with representatives of three key disciplines: the life sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities to co-design advanced-level training. Together, we will continue to strengthen Open Science capacity across European researc...

Facilitating Open Science Training for Europe: Reaching the next level with FOSTER Plus

FOSTER Plus starts now!

This new phase of FOSTER focuses on the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond. In the next two years, eleven partners from all over Europe will collaborate on creating training and e-learning activities targeting academic staff, young scientists and policy-makers. Disciplinary partners from the life sciences, social sciences and humanities have joined the consortium to step up domain-specific materials and training capacities for the practical adoption of Open Science. In particular, a multi-module toolkit, a trainers’ bootcamp and a training handbook will be created collaboratively.

The ...

Love research data management

Report from the 5 CESSDA workshops on RDM organised in 2015


Love was at times in the air during our series of training workshops on Research Data Management for Open Data. Five partners from across the CESSDA network of social sciences data archives put their heads and training ideas together for some good cross-fertilisation. Doctoral training workshop at five European universities in 2015 was the result, with trainers from across the team co-delivering these.

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