Open Science Expert Training

Taking an open approach to both the research process and research results aims for quality, reliability and impact, which can significantly increase the competitiveness of Finland's research and innovation activities and promote scientific advancements.

The Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) promotes expertise in open science by organising open science expert training that is free of charge and open to all. The programme has been running since autumn 2015 and further sessions will be held at least until the end of 2016.

Our training is targeted at anyone who is interested in open science, such as students, researchers, and those representing libraries, information and research management, researcher schools and other educational establishments, and other personnel groups. Our autumn 2016 expert training will focus on supporting the introduction of open science teaching at institutions of higher education.

In practice: Expert training is organised in collaboration with institutions of higher education, research institutes, and open science networks. Training sessions provide an introduction to open science methods, mainly through example cases, such as speeches given by researchers and organisations' best practices.

If you're new to the principles and methods of open science, we recommend visiting our website, where you can find materials from previous training sessions. You can also find open science materials in our training pack. Reading these materials in advance will ensure that you get the best out of your training.

All of our training programmes are different, and you can attend the events that you are most interested in. You must register for each training event separately. You may participate remotely in all events except workshops.

Registration: Training sessions that are currently open for registration are listed under the heading Expert Training Programme.

Help us arrange training: You can also help us arrange training sessions as a trainer and/or by producing training materials. If you're a researcher, you can also come and talk about your own research from the perspective of open science.

Contact us: Tell us your requirements with regard to open science training, and how you're interested in cooperating with us to promote expertise in open science. Read more about the objectives and implementation of open science training coordination in 2016 (in Finnish).

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