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FOSTER training programme: YEAR Annual Conference 2015 - An Open Success



The third Annual Conference organised by YEAR, the Young European Associated Researchers Network, took place on  11-12 May in Espoo, Finland, and was hosted by VTT and co-funded by the FOSTER Project. The Conference offered training and networking possibilities for young (respectively early-career) researchers with the focus on how to integrate Open Science in European Projects.&nbs...

YEAR Annual Conference 2015 - An Open Success

This post originally appeared on Michaela Vignolis "My Open Research Blog". She is Junior Scientist at AIT, Austrian Institute of Technology, and Board member of YEAR since 2013.

FOSTER training programme: Training the trainers on Open Access and Open Science

OA and funding agencies. Training sessions at the National Science Centre (Poland)

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The Open Access training sessions for members of the NSC staff were organized by Centrum Cyfrowe , a NGO which works towards social change through the use of digital technologies in many areas such as culture, science
 and governmental data. Centrum Cyfrowe has organised a series of informative sessions on Open Access and Open Science called "Training the trainers", supported ...

Open access & research data management: Horizon 2020 and beyond (UCC, 14th-15th April 2015)


This two-day training event was held in UCC in April, and was jointly hosted by UCC LibraryUCC Research Support Services, Teagasc and the Repository Network of Ireland (RNI). The first of its kind to be held in Ireland, the event introduced attendees to the concepts of open research and research data management within the context of 

FOSTER training programme: "Open Access and its Impact on Research and Scholarship"


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On May 29th 2015, the University of Malta Library organizes a FOSTER training event: "Open Access and its Impact on Research and Scholarship".

This one-day conference/training event whereby current trends and best practices pertaining to Open Access (OA) are highlighted and discussed.  The  main objective of this event is to raise awareness as well as provide a holistic and comprehensive  overview of the concepts, leading principles and best practices of Open Access .  Moreover, this event will serve as  a market...

FOSTER training programme: Good Practice in Data Management and Data Sharing Workshop; Disclosure Control Techniques for Data Sharing

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On June 10 2015, University of Edinburgh is hosting two FOSTER workshops during the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

            1. Good practice in data management & data sharing with social research
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Bumper week of FOSTER events

Czech open science daysIt has been a busy week for FOSTER open science events! David Ball and I have been in the Czech Republic speaking at open science days in Prague and Brno. Martin Donnelly spoke at the 2020 vision event in Oxford, and Joy Davidson is involved in a workshop in collaboration with UNESCO on open science for doctoral schools.

The Czech eve...

Report FOSTER training: ‘’Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities‘’

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On March 19, 2015, the first seminar in the FOSTER-supported training programme Promoting Open Science among young researchers: Challenges and Opportunities, took place. The topics discussed were: "EU and national open access and open science policies and practices, in relation to publicly funded research in Horizon 2020 and national grant schemes" and "Linking Open Access ...

Open Science for Horizon 2020 NCPs






FOSTER is happy to contribute to the organization of two training events aimed at Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCP's). One event will take place in Copenhagen on April 8, 2015 and one in Vienna on April 13, 2015.

The training sessionswill be based on FOSTER`s "Winning Horizon 2020 with Open Science" brief, and will introduce NCPs to why and how Open Science can optimize your Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation.


FOSTER training programme: Czech Open Science Days 2015 (Brno/Prague)

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This April, Czech University of Life Sciences, Association of Libraries of Czech Universities and Brno University of Technology is organizing two training events in Prague (April 21 2015) and in Brno (23 April 2015). 

The participants will receive an intense trainers training and in the upcoming years should play a role of OA advocates at their home institutions. After the
FOSTER trainin...