This introductory course will help you to understand what open science is and why it is something you should care about. You'll get to grips with the expectations of research funders and will learn how practising aspects of open science can benefit your career progression. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand why open science is an issue that you can't afford to ignore
  • understand how to go about making your own research more open
  • know what funders expect to see about open access and data sharing when applying for new grants
  • learn how to progress your career through practicing open science

It is important to remember that Open Science is not different to traditional science. It just means that you carry out your research in a more transparent and collaborative way. Open Science applies to all research disciplines. While Open Science is the most commonly used term, you may also hear people talking about Open Scholarship or Open Research in the Arts and Humanities.