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Champion: Petr Knoth
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Participant(s):Zdenek Zdrahal

Timeline:01 Feb 2014 - 31 Jan 2016

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FOSTER

Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research

FOSTER 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).

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.

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.

OBJECTIVES

- 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;

- Integrate open access principles and practice in the current research workflow by targeting the young researcher training environment;

- Strengthen the institutional training capacity to foster compliance with the open access policies of the ERA and Horizon 2020 (beyond the FOSTER project);

- Facilitate the adoption, reinforcement and implementation of open access policies from other European funders, in line with the EC’s recommendation.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

1 – Identifying already existing contents that can be reused in the context of the training activities and repackaging, reformatting them to be used within FOSTER, and develop/create/ enhance contents if/where they are needed.

2 – Creation of the FOSTER Portal to support e-learning, blended learning, self-learning, dissemination of training materials/contents and Helpdesk.

3 – Delivery of face-to-face training, especially training trainers/multipliers that can carry on further training and dissemination activities, within their institutions, countries and/or disciplinary communities.

Project number: 612425

Start Date: 01/02/2014

Duration: 24 months

Funding from the EC: 1.499.860,00€

Partners
  • Universidade do Minho - Portugal
  • Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen Stiftung Oeffentlichen Rechts - Germany
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – Denmark
  • Stichting eIFL.net – Netherlands
  • SPARC-Europe – UK
  • Stichting LIBER – Netherlands
  • University of Glasgow – DCC – UK Technische Universiteit Delft – Netherlands
  • ICM - Uniwersytet Warszawski – Poland
  • Consortium Universitaire de Publications Numériques Couperin – France
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – Spain
  • University of Edinburgh - DCC – UK

Publications

Publications | doi 

Schmidt, B. and Carvalho, A. (2016) Stepping up Open Science Training for European Research, Publications Special Issue "Current Operational Issues in Open Access", in eds. Ms. Barbara Meyers Ford Ms. Mary Anne Baynes, 16, 4(2), MDPI

Publications | Visit External Site for Details Publications | doi 

Schmidt, B., Orth, A., Franck, G., Kuchma, I., Knoth, P. and Carvalho, J. (2016) Stepping up Open Science Training for European Research, Publications Special Issue Current Operational Issues in Open Access, 16, 4, MDPI

Publications | Visit External Site for Details  

Pontika, N., Cancellieri, M., Knoth, P. and Pearce, S. (2015) Fostering Open Science to Research using a Taxonomy and eLearning Portal, i-Know - 15th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data Driven Business. 21 - 22 October. Graz, Austria.

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