The Recommendations build on the FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook for open science instructors and trainers, released in April 2018, and over 40 online and face-to-face training events that FOSTER organized in 2017-2018.
The main audiences for the Recommendations are researchers, research support staff and librarians. The Recommendations cover -
- A selection of open science topics to include in your training;
- Useful tips on how to plan training based on outcomes rather than objectives;
- An overview of different types of training based on audience size, funds available, duration of training and training levels;
- A task checklist for organizations doing training;
- Exercises and engaging activities for training events;
- Recommendations on train-the-trainer approaches, to increase numbers of open science trainers;
- A roadmap for implementing open science training practices in research institutions, suggesting six practical actions to support a cultural change towards open science;
- Examples of FOSTER open science training events in the life sciences, social sciences and humanities to help people planning training.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any open science training ideas or examples you would like to add to the Recommendations.
EIFL is a partner in the FOSTER project and is responsible for coordinating all training activities for the project.