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FACILITATE OPEN SCIENCE TRAINING FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH

Objective

FOSTER is a coordination initiative that aims to support different stakeholders, especially young researchers, in adopting open access in the context of the European Research Area (ERA) and in complying with the open access policies and rules of participation set out for Horizon 2020 (H2020). It will focus on integrating open access principles and practice in the current research workflow by targeting the young researcher training environment. In addition, FOSTER will strengthen the institutional training capacity to maintain compliance with the open access policies in the ERA and H2020, and will facilitate the adoption, reinforcement and implementation of open access policies from other European funders, in line with the European Commission’s recommendation.

FOSTER will establish a European-wide training programme on open access and open data, consolidating training activities at downstream level and reaching diverse disciplinary communities and countries in the ERA. Each type of stakeholder will be provided with a range of relevant training programmes, practical advice, support and help in engaging, dynamic and outcome-oriented way. Training toolkits will be developed and made openly available for re-use. The training programme will include different approaches and delivery options: elearning, blearning, self-learning, dissemination of training materials/contents, helpdesk, face-to-face training, especially training-the-trainers, summer schools, seminars, etc.

The Consortium strength lies in its strong European network, and wide range of expertise gained thorough EU and national projects. The mix of strong technical partners and key players in the open access community can ensure that the project fully reaches out to a range of stakeholders, namely academic staff (researchers and students), institutions (administrators, librarians), research project managers (key stakeholders in implementing H2020 policy), and policy-makers and staff working in funding bodies.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 108 177
Administrative Contact
Vasco Teixeira (Prof.)

Participants (12)

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 786
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 118 021
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivo Grigorov (Dr.)
STICHTING EIFL.NET
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 314 366
Address
Marisplantsoen 9
3431 GZ Nieuwegein
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iryna Kuchma (Mrs.)
STICHTING SPARC EUROPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 922
Address
Watermanstraat 98
7324 AK Apeldoorn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alma Swan (Dr.)
STICHTING LIBER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 95 416
Address
Pr Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Reilly
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 067
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joy Davidson (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 139
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Beerens (Mr.)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 296
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Whild (Mrs.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 47 347
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wojtek Sylwestrzak (Mr.)
CONSORTIUM UNIVERSITAIRE DE PUBLICATIONS NUMERIQUES COUPERIN
France
EU contribution
€ 49 755
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 103
75005 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
André Dazy (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 508
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Angeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 060
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kevin Ashley (Mr.)