UNESCO-FOSTER Open Science Workshop for Doctoral Students
UNESCO and FP7 FOSTER will be organizing a two-day workshop at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, for up to 20 Graduate School administrators from Engineering, Marine and Biosciences Doctoral Schools across the European Research Area, with the aim to construct a credible road map for including Open Science in the doctoral curriculum training, alongside training on research excellence.
Open Science is now part of many research funders philosophy due to its core contribution to Reproducibility, Access and Re-use of research results, as well as Knowledge Transfer to the knowledge-based industry. Open Science can make meaningful contribution to institutional research strategies based on research excellence, education and innovation (and societal impact).
At individual career level, Open Science can help graduates place their research in societal context, increase the societal impact of their research (thus aligning themselves with the evolving Research Excellence Framework 2020), as well as raise research funding more competitively (http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12247 ).
Such “soft skills” can lead to hard career impact, if they are a part of the curriculum alongside research excellence.
The UNESCO-FOSTER Workshop invites Doctoral School professionals to construct a road map for making Open Science certifiable and standard training for future graduates. The workshop will include brief presentations followed by group work to provide institutional capacity to train graduates and stimulate to including Open Science in the curriculum.