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A guide to define and explore the domain of Open Science. This includes Open Access, Digital Humanities, Open Data, OERs, Open Notebooks, Open Peer Review, Open Source, Scientific Social Networks, Citizen Science

Open Science

Open science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society.

Open Science is frequently defined as an umbrella term that involves various movements aiming to remove the barriers for sharing any kind of output, resources, methods or tools, at any stage of the research process. As such, open access to publications, open research data, open source software, open collaboration, open peer review, open notebooks, open educational resources, open monographs, citizen science, or research crowdfunding, fall into the boundaries of Open Science. Even though, especially for the library and information domain, the focus is usually placed on two of these movements: Open Research Data and Open Access to scientific publications .

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.

Open Science: Fosters: complex domain

Our Objectives

Support a culture change,whereby the practical aspects of Open Science are fully implemented and ultimately rewarded, by providing an advanced-level, outcome-oriented training programme based on courses and activities for which participants can attain digital badges.

Consolidate and sustain a training support network comprised of Open Science ambassadors from a range of research performing organisations and research infrastructures.

Strengthen the training capacity  by addressing the current skills and content gaps, both at community/discipline and institutional levels, on the practical implementation of Open Science.

Main Activities

The objectives will be pursued through the combination of the following main activities:

Delivery of  face-to-face training events, blended and e-learning courses  that will focus on providing practical, outcome-oriented lessons;

Creation of  high quality and advanced-level training resources  including a multi-module Open Science toolkit and an  Open Science training handbook

Consolidation of an  Open Science trainers network involving the disciplinary communities of  humanities, social sciences and life sciences 

FOSTER Plus workpackages:

Open Science WorkFlows

Open Science workflows: A sequence of processes scientists make to administer and disseminate convoluted scientific examinations offered online and free of cost allowing the reuse of the material.

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Debbie Martindale
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