foster plus project full details
Snr Research Fellow in Text and Data Mining
Participant(s):Universidade do Minho – Portugal, University of Göttingen – Germany, The Open University (Matteo Cancellieri, Chris Valentine, Nancy Pontika)– UK, Stichting eIFL.net – the Netherlands, University of Edinburgh – DCC – UK University of Glasgow – DCC – UK, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – Denmark, Stichting LIBER – Netherlands Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – Spain GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences – Germany, Fundacio Centre de Regulacio Genomica – Spain Associated partners: Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU) and Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)
Timeline:01 May 2017 - 30 Apr 2019
FOSTER Plus project focuses on promoting the practical implementation of Open Science, with activities targeting academic staff and young scientists.
FOSTER Plus (Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond) is a 2-year, EU-funded project, carried out by 11 partners across 6 countries. The primary aim is to contribute to a real and lasting shift in the behaviour of European researchers to ensure that Open Science (OS) becomes the norm.
Research communities, research performing institutions, and research funders have each recognised that OS skills are increasingly essential for researchers to undertake responsible research and innovation. While there is increasing agreement around the need to improve OS skills amongst all stakeholders, the adoption of OS approaches has been quite limited to date. Indeed general awareness of OS approaches has improved among EU researchers. However, there is still a lack of practical guidance and training to help researchers learn how to open up their research within a particular domain or research environment. For this reason, FOSTER Plus places specific emphasis on creating discipline-specific guidance and is partnering with expert organisations representing the scientific areas of life science, social science and humanities.
FOSTER Plus will enhance existing materials and co-produce new training content. The resources will be discipline-specific and their practical and tangible outcomes can directly be applied into researchers’ daily practices. The training activities will be addressed to all relevant stakeholders in the European Research Area, with a focus on young scientists, academic staff and policy makers. A strong train-the-trainer approach and network of open science trainers to act as ambassadors will help to reach a wide audience.
14 May 2019