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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
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FOSTER training programme: "Translating Policy Ambitions into a Compliant Reality: applying and adapting best practice in Open Access Publishing and Data Management"

Association of Research Managers and Administrators (UK) organises training sessions on Open Access


ARMA logoTargeting the UK’s professional community of research managers and administrators and others dealing with UK funders, ARMA (UK) will deliver a combination of classroom-based and online learning to provide these specialists with the training required to enhance understanding of and compliance with Open Access regulation.


For more information and updates, see the

YEAR Annual Conference 2015: Open Science in Horizon 2020

YEAR Annual Conference 2015: Open Science in Horizon 2020

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The Young European Associated Researchers (YEAR) Network organises its Annual Conference on 11-12 May 2015 at VTT in Helsinki/Espoo (Finland) with a focus on Open Science!

"Sharing is caring"! This is probably a good way to describe what Open Science really means: a new approach to science to share ideas, research results, research data, and publications with the rest of the world, through the newly av...

FOSTER-UNESCO Open Science for Doctoral Schools


Open Science for Doctoral Schools: a joint FOSTER and UNESCO workshop



On April 23 & 24, 2015, FOSTER and UNESCO invite you to a two-day workshop at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, for up to 20 Graduate School administrators from Engineering, Marine and Biosciences Doctoral Schools across the European Research Area, with the aim to construct a credible roadmap for including Open Science in the doc...

FOSTER training programme:"Open access and research data management: Horizon 2020 and beyond"

Open access and research data management: Horizon 2020 and beyond



A collaborative network between University College Cork (Ireland), Repository Network of Ireland and Teagasc (Ireland) are organising a two-day training session on Open Access and Research Data Management in Cork, Ireland. The events take place on April 14 and 15, 2015. 

For more information, registration ...

FOSTER training programme: "Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities"

Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities



 Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania is organising a series of 4 Open Science training sessions, on March 19, April 24, September 25 and October 21, 2015.

The aim of these 4 trainings is to increase young researchers’ competence on open science and to develop practical skills on open access publishing and research data management. The series of...

FOSTER training events 2015

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The FOSTER project is very happy to support 24 training programmes in 2015. The selection committee received over 80 high quality proposals, and narrowing the list down was a difficult process. In the end, we will be able to support 24 projects from 18 countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom).


April 2015

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