WE TRAIN RESEARCHERS ABOUT OPEN SCIENCE
Psychology students writing about open science on newsprint paper
Psychology students in Serbia learn how to foster open science in their daily workflows. The training was a part of the FOSTER (Facilitate European Science Training for European Research) programme.

THE CHALLENGE

European Union (EU) Member States and the European Commission have recently taken a number of steps to better align research and innovation with societal needs.

EIFL is a partner in the new European Commission (EC) funded project FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research), which will set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to foster open science in their daily workflow, thus supporting researchers optimizing their research visibility and impact, the adoption of EU OA policies in line with the EU objectives on Responsible Research & Innovation.

The Open Access programme (EIFL-OA) facilitates the training programme which aims to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to foster open science in their daily workflows. View a full list of other partners involved in this project here.

We are entering the era of open science … the impact will be good for citizens, good for scientists and good for society.

- Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission (2013)

FACTS

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Over 6,000 participants took part in over 180 training events in 28 European countries in 2014 - 2016.

 

 

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FOSTER Portal provides access to a large body of training materials that are openly-licensed and available for reuse.