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.



Open Science (OS) offers researchers tools and workflows for transparency, reproducibility, dissemination and transfer of new knowledge. Ultimately, this can also have an impact on in research evaluation exercises, e.g. Research Excellence Framework (REF), set to demand greater “societal impact” in future, rather than just research output.
OS can also be an effective tool for research managers to transfer knowledge to society, and optimize the use and re-use by unforeseen collaborators. For funders, OS offers a better return on investment (ROI) for public funding, and underpins the EU Digital Agenda by measurably contributing to economic growth.

NB: The sessions are restricted to Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs)

More information on the Copenhagen event: 

More information on the Vienna event: