The following course is a general introduction to the various components and philosophies of Open Science, that can directly enrich each step of the scholarly lifecycle (Open Notebook Science, OpenData, Open Research Software, Open Access). The overall objective of the course is to provide an introduction to why Open Science is essential to rigorous, reproducible and transparent research, as well as to future research evaluation criteria focused on societal impact.

Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.

The learning outcomes of this course are:

  • Understand the relevance of OS in relation to research integrity, reproducibility and impact;
  • Identify suitable tools to help you embrace OS at each stage of the research lifecycle;
  • Understand the potential of OS in supporting innovation and economic growth

Estimated time for completing this course is 3.5 hours.

Greater insight on how to implement Open Data and Research Data Management, Open Access, copyright and e-infrastructures into the scholarly lifecycle and grant proposal preparation, can be found in the rest of the FOSTER courses.

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Level of knowledge: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required