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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.


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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. 

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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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Celebrating FOSTER's first year and looking ahead to 2015

An exciting year of FOSTER activities is about to end. To celebrate this and to get a fresh start for the second year, all of the 13 consortium partners gathered in Göttingen in mid-January. A range of presentations showed the impressive progress the project has made. In several interactive sessions we discussed and planned the year ahead.


All partners were satisfied with the high recognition and visibility of the FOSTER "brand" through social networks as well as participation in and presentation at events and conferences. In particular the level of engagement with the community visible through the replies to our calls for training and content was honoured.


DEADLINE EXTENSION: FOSTER call for Open Science Training 2015

Due to many requests the deadline for submissions to the current Call for proposals to host FOSTER training events on open access, open research data and open science is extended:

The new deadline for submissions is: Friday, November 14, 2014

Please see information about the Call here:

Open Access for REF2020 and Research Data Management: What do researchers need to know?

Martin Donnelly, Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh reports about FOSTER co-funded event where he presented:

On 22nd October I was happy to travel south to the beautiful campus of Royal Holloway University of London to contribute to a FOSTER sponsored event. The event, titled “Open Access for REF2020 and Research Data Management: What do researchers need to know?” was geared quite explicitly towards a scholarly audience (as opposed to research support service providers), so I pitched my contribution with a stronger advocacy emphasis than usual! The event attracted a broad range of scholars, and not just from Royal Holloway: there were representatives from a variet...

OpenAIRE webinars during Open Access Week 2014: Register now!

During Open Access Week, the OpenAIRE project, in collaboration with the FOSTER project, is organising a series of webinars about the Open Access Mandate and the Open Research Data Pilot in H2020, the new OpenAIRE portal and the Zenodo data repository.

The webinars are open to all and they will take place from Monday, October 20th, through Thursday, October 23st, at 15.00 - 16.00 CEST (13.00 - 14.00 UTC/ 14.00 - 15.00 WEST/ 16.00 - 17.00 EEST).

You can register for one or more of the webinars using this form.