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.
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: http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/project/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49:project-training-call-2015&catid=8&Itemid=304
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...
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.
University of Ljubljana, Assembly Hall, Kongresni trg 12, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 and 25 September 2014
The University of Ljubljana has carried out three trainings under the FOSTER umbrella – for Slovenian decision makers in science, for the researchers of the University of Ljubljana and for the librarians of the University of Ljubljana. European open access policies and infrastructures for peer reviewed publications and research data were presented at the three events, together with the relevant activities in Slovenia.
In total, 68 participants attended the events. They were very pleased with the presentations and have reported gaining good overview about open access i...
Do you feel you can effectively train on open science topics? Apply now and help us to make a difference. We are inviting proposals to host FOSTER training events on open access, open research data and open science to be held from January to November 2015.
With your help, we want to organize both engaging and instructive events that reach out to diverse disciplinary communities and countries in the European Research Area (ERA).
We are looking to support different types of training events and strategies, ranging from short (one or two-hour) workshops to multiple day workshops, from face-to-face training to e-learning sessions. FOSTE...
You can deposit your data in dedicated data repositories. Some repositories, such as Zenodo, accept both publications and datasets. Data repositories allow you to provide persistent links to your datasets, so that they can be cited, linked and tracked. This also allows for version control. Just like pu...
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SPARC Europe/LIBER Joint Workshop ‘Open Access Policy for Europe: the Implications for European Research Libraries’
Beginning of July, the annual LIBER conference took place in Riga, Latvia. Approximately 350 delegates, many of them representing LIBER members, were in attendance for three days of talks, workshops, networking and events in the amazing setting of the newly opened National Library of Latvia. In collaboration with SPARC-Europe, LIBER hosted a pre-conference workshop to introduce two of our current project...