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SPARC Europe/LIBER Joint Workshop on the FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA Projects

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...

FOSTER MOO Cards at SPARC-Europe/LIBER Joint Conference

Susan Reilly gives presentation at LERU workshop

On 6 June 2014 LIBER organized a seminar on Open Scholarship in Brussels. Among the projects where LIBER is involved, Susan Reilly emphasized the importance of trainings and explained FOSTER's solution to this.

Link to slides

2014-06-06 LERU seminar Brussels

Open Repositories 2014 in Helsinki

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Quick Start for research project administrators

If you are a researcher project manager or research administrator, the links below will inform you about necessary steps to comply with EU regulations:

  • Read about main ideas of project FOSTER
  • Look out for FOSTER training events and resources, as well eLearning courses for research administrators
  • Download presentations about NEW(!) requirements for Open Access and Open Science in EU Horizon 2020 projects
  • ...

FOSTER presented at OER14

Birgit Schmidt presented a poster highlighting FOSTER project's ideas and partners and calling for participation of the Open Educational Ressources community.

See the video                      2014-04 Poster at OER14 Newcastle

Content for Open Science – Open the shell and show us your pearls!

Have you, or your organization, created or repackaged/reused quality content (from briefing papers, to presentations, videos, etc) on open access, open data and open science in any language, which can be useful and used on the FOSTER training context?  We are now calling for the community contribution on the identification and mapping of relevant content which can be used for FOSTER training, to train researchers, project managers, administrators and future trainers in the benefits of Open Science and compliance with Horizon 2020 Mandate (Article 29.2 of the model Grant Agreement).