Open Science course available on new knowledge platform

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NWO teamed up with the Research Council Norway (RCN) and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) to create an open science course. This course was offered last year to employees of NWO and RCN. Its content is now available to anyone through an open knowledge platform set up by CWTS.

'NWO has had an active role in promoting open science for many years - primarily in relation to the research we fund,' according to Maria Cruz, coordinator open science policy by NWO. The purpose of the course was to inform NWO and RCN staff about recent developments in open science relevant to their work.

The course consists of a series of four online seminars focused on the following topics: 

  • Introduction to Open Science.
  • Open science communication
  • Open data and open software
  • Recognition & Rewards

The recordings of all seminars are available on the open science knowledge platform that also contains reading materials and other resources. To easily listen to parts of the seminars, each recording is divided into thematic blocks.

The course materials

The open science knowledge platform includes videos of the lectures given by experts from CWTS: André Brasil, Thed van Leeuwen, Ludo Waltman and Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner.

'Researching and contributing to open science is an important priority for CWTS,' according to Ludo Waltman, open science expert at CWTS. 'We are pleased we were able to support NWO and RCN with an open science course, and we sincerely hope that others will also benefit from the course materials we have made available on an open knowledge platform.'

Many other experts from the Netherlands and Norway also shared their experiences and perspectives with the trainees; their contributions are also available on the open science knowledge platform. The platform is open for growth and developments; the CWTS welcomes contributions from other ‘open science champions’ to add to the platform.

Want to know more about the platform? Read the blog of André Basil.