The Open Science movement aims to open up the entire research cycle so that research designs, methods, data, and results are publicly available in a reasonable timeframe. The concept of Open Science goes back to the sixteenth century but has recently been reimagined by researchers advocating for openness and by the European Commission which has made Open Science a priority for the European Union. This online course aims to train researchers in the basic principles and practices of Open Science so that they can do Open Science and act as ambassadors to educate and train researchers as well as inform and engage research stakeholders about Open Science.
- Understand the basic principles and practices of Open Science
- Educate and train (early-career) researchers in Open Science
- Inform and engage research stakeholders about Open Science
The course consists of 10 modules focusing on aspects of Open Science. Each module is made up of an online tutorial on the FOSTER portal and a webinar with an expert on a specific topic of Open Science. The modules specifically address Open Science, Open Access, Open/FAIR Data, Open Peer Review, Data Management, Plan S, Open Licensing, Open Clouds, Open Policies, and Open Source (links will be active once the course module has been published). Each module takes approximately 4 hours: 3 hours to complete the FOSTER tutorial and one hour to watch the webinar. Each module also comes with a light literature list to dive deeper into the topic.