Open Science/Week 9: Capacity Building for Open Science
Learning Outcomes[edit | edit source]
- Describe approaches to helping people develop knowledge and skills relevant to open science.
- Explain how early career researchers benefit from learning about open science.
Readings[edit | edit source]
“Stepping up Open Science Training for European Research" by Schmidt, Birgit, Orth, Astrid, Franck, Gwen, Kuchma, Iryna, Knoth, Petr, and Carvalho, José in Publications 4, no. 2:16,2016, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. 10 pages.
“Open Science Challenges, Benefits and Tips in Early Career and Beyond,” by Allen, C & Mehler, DMA in PLoS Biol 17(5): e3000246, 2019, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. 14 pages.
Note: There is a published correction to the Allen & Mehler reading. The correction relates to inaccurate and incomplete citations. This may provide an opportunity to help students learn about the importance of accurate citations and the level of scrutiny they receive in the publication process. You may want to connect the example to the authors’ position on how to handle mistakes in published research.
Discussion Question[edit | edit source]
Based on what you’ve learned about the FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) program from the article "Stepping up Open Science Training for European Research" by Schmidt and colleagues, describe how you would create an open science training in your national context. A thorough answer will reference at least 3 objectives and activities and will be informed by the article’s conclusions. You may also want to draw on the article by Allen & Mehler, “Open Science Challenges, Benefits and Tips in Early Career and Beyond," for information about benefits of open science training for early career researchers. Conclude your post with a question for others in the class.
Self-check Questions[edit | edit source]
- Schmidt, Birgit; Orth, Astrid; Franck, Gwen; Kuchma, Iryna; Knoth, Petr; Carvalho, José (2016-06). "Stepping up Open Science Training for European Research". Publications 4 (2): 16. doi:10.3390/publications4020016. https://www.mdpi.com/2304-6775/4/2/16.
- Allen, Christopher; Mehler, David M. A. (2019-05-01). "Open science challenges, benefits and tips in early career and beyond". PLOS Biology 17 (5): e3000246. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000246. ISSN 1545-7885. PMID 31042704. PMC PMC6513108. https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000246.