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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

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)

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 812,50
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 433,75
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING EIFL.NET
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 98 812,50
Address
Marisplantsoen 9
3431 GZ Nieuwegein
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 875
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 39 500
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING LIBER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 116 812,50
Address
Pr Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 37 562,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 125
Address
B2 1
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 187,50
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations