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

social media takeover

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 20-25 November 2017 CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, will be taking over the FOSTER social media accounts to talk about Open Science in the social sciences. CESSDA aims to simplify data sharing and data use. The CESSDA Training Group, with its two sub-groups Research Data Management and Data Discovery, offers information for researchers. As an example, the Data Discovery Group aims to support researchers in finding and using data archived at CESSDA member organisations with regard to specific topics. Additional CESSDA trainings focus on research data management, data privacy issues and data sharing. Furthermore, CESSDA is active in a number of projects, such as SERISS. As part of the SERISS ( a number of tools are being developed, that will support researchers in the process of conducting surveys as well as in re-using existing data.  For more information visit:

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