FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) is a 2-year, EU-Funded (FP7) project, carried out across 8 countries by 13 partners, including LIBER. The primary aim is to produce a Europe-wide training programme that will help researchers, postgraduate students, librarians and other stakeholders to incorporate Open Access approaches into their existing research methodologies and daily workflows.
The FOSTER project proudly announces that, from today, the Open Access and Open Science communities will benefit in two key ways from its freshly designed web presence. Firstly, FOSTER’s new project website now features various enhancements, most notably a comprehensive news section with an account of the many contributions the project’s partners have made in recent months to several events and conferences. One of the main events was a series of workshops delivered by FOSTER speakers to EU project officers in Brussels on Open Access Requirements to publications and research data in Horizon. You will find video recordings and slides from all the presentations here.
The second addition to FOSTER’s web presence is a preview of the training portal which has started to collect all information around FOSTER-funded and (co-)organized training events. See the full training programme throughout the second half of 2014 with links to the training organizations and information on how to register for the courses that might be suitable for you or your institution to attend. If you are looking for a specific training topic, there are eight main areas covering courses on Open Access, Open Data and Open Science as well as on Research Data Management, funder compliance and related fields including specific subjects like metrics and copyright issues. The portal will be enriched in the coming weeks with the content delivered by each of these courses. You can look forward to discovering a wealth of material provided for the European research community.