CRG, GESIS & DARIAH-EU takeover FOSTER social media accounts

European research communities are moving towards more openness and transparency. In some disciplines Open Access, Open Data and Open Reproducible Research are already standard, for others these components of Open Science are relatively new trends.

In order to bridge this gap FOSTER’s activities target several research communities in particular. Our disciplinary partners ensure that the most relevant and burning questions of the respective research communities are addressed in all our training events and materials.

Taking over FOSTER social media accounts for one week each, CRG (member of ELIXIR), GESIS (member of CESSDA) and DARIAH-EU will help to reach researchers from the life sciences, social sciences and humanities and target these specific audiences with greater impact. We are looking forward to intensify the links to these research communities and go one step further in mainstreaming Open Science practices.

From the 11-15 September the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) will be taking over the Foster social media accounts to talk about Open Science in the life sciences. The life sciences research community has embraced many areas of Open Science but still face challenges, not least in the area of reproducible research. On the 14 and 15 September the course “Nextflow: Reproducible in silico genomics” will be hosted by the CRG in Barcelona and will bring together international scientists to discuss Nextflow technology, a tool providing bioinformaticians with an efficient solution to the reproducibility dilemma in the analysis of huge genomic datasets. The two day training promises an innovative train the trainer format offering attendees the chance to participate and practically contribute alongside Nextflow expert developers. The training will close with a Hackathon, a collaborative hands on learning tool for developers (More information ).

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