Apply now! EIFL bootcamp for open science trainers
EIFL call for open science trainers in our partner countries to apply for the EIFL Open Science Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp

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Are you based in one of our partner countries and want to strengthen your open science training skills? Apply now for the EIFL virtual open science train-the-trainer bootcamp, which runs over five half days, from 30 January - 3 February 2023. 

The deadline for applications is 19 December 2022.


Librarians, research support staff and other professionals who are planning to deliver open science training to researchers and students, and who are based in one of our partner countries, should attend the course. We plan to accept 40 applicants who will learn and work together to develop engaging open science training.


We expect applicants to have some basic knowledge of open access. At the end of the online course, participants will - 

  • Be able to communicate about why open science is an issue that researchers can't afford to ignore.
  • Be able to explain how to go about making research more open. 
  • Be able to explain how to progress a research career through practicing open science.
  • Understand how to communicate and teach (pedagogy) open access publishing, research data management, open data and open science to researchers and students.
  • Be more confident and better equipped to deal with difficult questions.
  • Be able to plan training activities.
  • Be aware of best practices in training design for online, face-to-face and hybrid events.
  • Understand how to work with diverse audiences.
  • Know how to evaluate the impact of training.
  • Know how to make training materials FAIR (Finable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). 


We will use the following evaluation criteria when assessing your application - 

  • Potential and motivation to conduct open science training in your institution or country - 50%.
  • Previous experience as a trainer, particularly on topics related to open access and open science - 50%.


The course will be free. Participants are expected to commit five half-days for the duration of the course, which runs from 30 January - 3 February 2023.

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Enhancing open science and open research skills by organizing ‘train-the-trainer’ activities, creating training materials, and advocating for research incentives and structures that support and promote the acquisition of open science and open research skills, are among EIFL’s strategic goals

Open science is an approach that makes research processes and data open and transparent at all stages, from planning to dissemination of results, and which encourages collaboration among researchers. Growing numbers of researchers, research institutions and research funders have recognized the importance of open science in promoting responsible research and innovation. By building a cohort of open science trainers, we aim to boost adoption of open science practices in our partner countries.