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Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

Do you care about open science and are you interested to share your skills with researchers? Are you already delivering training but looking for ways to make your training more effective? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider applying for our Open Science Trainer Bootcamp! This three day training session will take place from 18-20 April 2018 in the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona.

About the Open Science Trainer Bootcamp

During an intense three-day programme, we will help you to become a better open science trainer. Topics will cover:

  • Popular and innovative Open Science Workflows and Tools
  • Open Research Data
  • Open Code
  • Open Access
  • Training skills

After completing this bootcamp, you will be more confident and better equipped to provide training on open science to researchers in your institution or community and to share best practices. You will also be able to advise your peers on the academic and societal impact and relevance of open science, and on the advantages of making open science part of the research workflow.

Who should attend?

We are looking for early career researchers, research support staff and other relevant stakeholders based in Europe who are eager and planning to deliver open science training to researchers and students.

What expenses will be covered?

FOSTER will support travel expenses (up to €250), provide accommodation in a shared room (for two people) and catering during the training.

Application & Evaluation Criteria

Applicants should satisfy the following criteria:

  • Currently practicing or supporting open access, open data, open science.
  • Inspired by open science practices and keen to advocate the message to others.
  • Delivering or planning to deliver open access, open data, open science training courses and workshops in their institutions or communities in May 2018 – April 2019.

Applications will be evaluated by the FOSTER project team according to the following criteria:

  • Potential to support researchers on open access, open research data, open science – 30%
  • Previous training experience or committed training events where open science is included – 30%
  • Expected impact of future training activities and dissemination efforts- 40%
  • Other criteria that will be taken into account:
    • Geographical (to establish a good European representation in the selection)
    • Gender (to ensure a good gender balance in the selection)
    • Scientific discipline (to ensure a good disciplinary/scientific domain balance in the selection)

Sign up now!

Sign up and provide the supporting motivations and documentation through the online application form .

The deadline for applications is October 31st and we will inform you whether you are selected or not in the first week of December.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please email to