Training European researchers and professionals on Open Science is both a necessity and challenge, in particular to further facilitate the European Commission’s Open Access and Open Data policies as adopted for the Horizon2020 research framework and by many other research funders across Europe and world-wide. Finding good resources for teaching and training can however be challenging, despite or even because institutions and national initiatives have developed and delivered high quality training content which is typically scattered all over the place but so far not systematically shared with the community.
The FOSTER project aims at identifying, enriching and providing training content on all relevant topics in the area of Open Science for the European research community.
The FOSTER training portal will be officially launched in early 2015. Its preview version already showcases courses and workshops that have been co-funded by FOSTER and provides access to training material for re-use and adaption.
All training resources
– are provided under open licenses
– have been identified from reliable resources and quality assured by the FOSTER consortium
– have additionally been developed for a series of FOSTER trainings held in 2014 (continued 2015)
– are multi-disciplinary and multi-lingual
– use and support a variety of training methods and formats
– can be contributed to by interested members of the “Open” communities
– are qualified in several categories: e.g. relevant topics (such as Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Open Metrics and Impact, Funder policies, Copyright and legal issues, etc.), audiences (academic staff, institutions, research project managers, policy makers), knowledge level
A training toolkit provides assistance and a range of examples to enable the adoption of materials and courses.
The poster will show how the FOSTER training portal can best be used to integrate the provided educational resources into ones’ own training programmes.
Birgit Schmidt, Eloy Rodrigues: Heading for Open Science – filling the knowledge gap, Information Today, 7 February 2014, http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Heading-for-Open-Science-%E2%80%93-filling-the-knowledge-gap-94708.aspx
Sarah Jones: Fostering open science: Training for EC project officers on open access and open data in Horizon 2020, 7 July 2014, http://www.dcc.ac.uk/blog/fostering-open-science#sthash.HRkIAjLF.dpuf
Ivo Grigorov, 3 Tips for Knowledge Managers to make #OpenScience mainstream, published on LinkedIn 11 July 2014, to Discussion Groups: OpenAccess, Open Science Supporters, OpenAIRE, RRI Tools
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