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Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond

Objective

The FOSTER+ project will focus on promoting the practical implementation of Open Science, with activities targeting academic staff, young scientists and policy-makers in particular. Building on the existing FOSTER portal and training materials, FOSTER+ will develop more advanced-level and discipline-specific materials that build capacity for the practical adoption of Open Science and promote a change in culture. Disciplinary partners in the life sciences, social sciences and humanities will tailor training content to the practices of each domain. Over 50 training events will be delivered, reaching over 4,500 participants. Workshops will be outcome-oriented, providing participants with tangible skills, such as selecting relevant repositories, understanding how to license research data, and negotiating EU data protection laws.
FOSTER+ will develop a multi-module Open Science Toolkit, covering key topics such as responsible research and innovation, research data management, software carpentry, text and data mining, reproducible research and open peer review. E-learning courses will be delivered for each module via the Learning Management System and materials will be made available to support face-to-face training delivery. The Open Science Trainer Bootcamp will convene a cohort of trainers with high multiplier potential and equip them to deliver courses within their institution/disciplines. The Bootcamp will be open to both researchers and intermediaries who provide the research environment and infrastructure to support open science. Gamification tools will incentivise the trainer network to add new content to the portal and run more innovative events. Enhancements to content maps and learning structures will enable individualised learning pathways to be recommended to users, and digital badges will be assigned to reward completion. All of the training content will be openly licensed and e-learning materials will be provided in open standards for reuse elsewhere.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Address

Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 138 125

Participants (10)

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GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 108 812,50

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 144 433,75

STICHTING EIFL.NET

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 98 812,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 62 875

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 600

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 39 500

STICHTING LIBER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 116 812,50

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 37 562,50

GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 48 125

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 187,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 741839

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.e.

  • Overall budget:

    € 925 846,25

  • EU contribution

    € 925 846,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal