End-user training courses

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EOSC and FAIR essential information in multiple languages

National end-users training event in North Macedonia organized by UKIM

National capacity building event in Greece organized by GRnet

Freely available courses on Open Science from Open Science MOOC.

Understand what open science is and why it is something you should care about. Expectations of research funders and how practising aspects of open science can benefit career progression.

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

For a citable version or to use this course offline, please refer to the print version which is available from Zenodo

This course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

Practical steps toward making research more open. The practical implications of open research, and the benefits it can deliver for research integrity and public trust, as well as benefits you will accrue in your own work. After a short elaboration of some useful rules of thumb, we move quickly onto some more practical steps towards meeting contemporary best practice in open research, and introduce some useful discipline specific resources. 

  • practical implications of taking a more open approach to research
  • meet expectations relating to openness from funders, publishers and peers 
  • reap the benefits of working openly
  • guiding principles to follow when building openness in to your research workflow
  • useful tools and resources to help you embed Open Science into work research practices
The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

Data-driven research is becoming increasingly common in a wide range of academic disciplines, from Archaeology to Zoology, and spanning Arts and Science subject areas alike. 

  • which data can be open and which need to be protected
  • how to go about writing a data management plan
  • understand the FAIR principles
  • select which data to keep and find an appropriate repository for them
  • tips on how to get maximum impact from research data

For a citable version or to use this course offline, please refer to the print version which is available from Zenodo

The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

Introduction to Open Source Software (OSS) management and workflow as an emerging but critical component of Open Science. The role of software sharing and sustainability in reproducibility, trust and longevity. Different perspectives around the sharing and reuse of computational code and methods, namely the software producer, the software reuser, and the non-coder with an interest either in reproducing research findings or in following experimental processes. Useful resources and tools for sharing and exposing code and workflows. 

  • roles that open source software and open workflows play in supporting Open Science
  • how Open Science can support reproducibility
  • different stakeholders' needs when it comes to software and workflows
  • useful tools and resources to help you get started with using OSS and open workflows
The course has been imported from the FOSTER project

The focus is on data protection in particular and ethics more generally. Understand the basic principles of data protection and introduces techniques for implementing data protection in the research processes. 

  • what personal data are and how to protect them
  • what to consider when developing consent forms
  • how to store data securely
  • how to anonymise data
The course is imported from the FOSTER project platform.

Open Access (OA) publishing in the context of Open Science:

  • publish work openly and be aware of the advantages
  • find an OA publisher for the research
  • find a suitable repository to provide OA and archive work
  • publish OA monographs
  • funders' expectations and policies on OA
  • secure funding for Article Processing Charges (APCs) where applicable
The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

Sharing preprints can improve research and support Open Science.

The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.




Introduction to open peer review (OPR), an emerging practice which is gaining momentum as part of Open Science. 

  • what OPR means and how it supports Open Science
  • OPR workflows and which aspects of the review process can be conducted openly
  • how to write a constructive and responsible open peer review 
  • useful tools and services that can support you putting OPR into practice

For a citable version or to use this course offline, please refer to the print version which is available from Zenodo

The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

Understand open business models and responsible research and innovation (RRI) and how these can foster innovation. 

  • understand key concepts and values of open business models and and responsible research and innovation
  • know how to plan your innovation activities
  • be able to use Creative Commons licenses in business
  • understand new technology transfer policies with the ethos of Open Science
  • learn how to get things to market faster
The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

Licensing research outputs is an important part of practicing Open Science. 

  • know what licenses are, how they work, and how to apply them 
  • understand how different types of licenses can affect research output reuse
  • know how to select the appropriate license for your research 
The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.

How to go about assessing the FAIRness of research data using freely accessible tools and resources. 

  •  key terms and explain what they mean in a practical sense
  • how data management planning can be used to make data FAIR from the very start of research projects
  • how to use freely available tools to help assess the FAIRness of data
The course has been imported from the FOSTER project.