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Introduction to Week 1

Watch the introduction to the course with Sophia Rost.

​ Course overview

This course will help you grasp the key principles of Open Science and Open Innovation, and answer 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?
  • How can researchers be acknowledged for the research software they write?

This course is aimed at professionals, including:

  • MSc and BSc students interested in learning about Open Science and Innovation principles
  • Academic researchers at different levels: PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and professors
  • Professionals at research institutions who support research and teaching
  • Researchers working for governments
  • Researchers working for commercial companies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of open practices in research and innovation for science and society
  • Classify the Open Science movement in social developments and their impact on universities and science in general
  • Identify Open Science and Open Innovation methods and tools for your own project
  • Apply Open Science and Open Reproducibility Research principles to your own work
  • Evaluate appropriate tools to work collaboratively and to make your research more accessible and transparent
  • Know the tools and methods needed to publish your text, data and code openly
  • Create your communication and dissemination strategy to bring your research results to the public

What we expect from you

As an online student we expect you to be an active participant in this course, contributing to a positive atmosphere by questioning, sharing and helping out others, engaging in meaningful discussions where knowledge construction is revealed. This course is meant to be a place where you learn with and from others. In this sense, we’d like you to experience collaboration and peer-feedback, so please make sure you follow with other participants in order to enrich the overall learning experience.

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