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MOOC “Open Science: Sharing Your Research with the World”

Dear Open Science enthusiasts,

on 30 October 2018 a new MOOC “Open Science: Sharing Your Research with the World” offered by TU Delft starts (duration: 4 weeks).

We would like to know from you if you are interested to join the course, and if there is interest to launch a related weekly study group at Campus Göttingen. Please let us know via this mini survey – your response by 10 September 2018 would be much appreciated:

Please forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested. We will keep you updated on the outcome.

With best wishes on behalf of the team,


From the course description:

You can become a more visible, effective and impactful researcher by sharing your research data and publications openly. In this course, you will learn the objectives, main concepts, and benefits of Open Source principles along with practices for open data management and open data sharing.

You’ll learn to establish links between publications data and methods, how to attach a persistent identifier and metadata to your results, and methods for clarifying usage rights. You will also discover ways to apply these principles to your daily research and adapt existing routines. Finally, you’ll uncover potential barriers to sharing research and discuss possible solutions.

This course will help you grasp the key principles of Open Science, with answers to questions like:

  • How can researchers effectively store, manage, and share research data?
  • What kinds of open access publishing are most effective?
  • How can researchers increase the visibility and impact of their research?
  • How can the use of social media contribute to the visibility and impact of research?

You will apply the topics of the course to a variety of case studies on Open Science adoption, which you will then discuss among fellow students. You will also be presented with a hands-on guide to publishing your research with open access. This will help you to apply Open Science principles in your daily work. It will enable you to implement and benefit from the Open Science policies that are currently being developed by governments and research institutions.

This course is aimed at professionals. Those who will see the most benefit include academic researchers at different levels: PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors; researchers working for governments; researchers working for commercial enterprises; MSc and BSc students interested to learn about the principles of Open Science.

What you’ll learn

  • Describe concepts and objectives of open science
  • Analyze and discuss benefits and barriers of particular open science cases, including cases from within your own region or discipline
  • Set up an open data sharing strategy to increase your research visibility
  • Determine appropriate route to take when publishing an open access article
Dr Birgit Schmidt 
Scientific Manager / Project Coordinator

Göttingen State and University Library
Electronic Publishing
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DE - 37070 Göttingen

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