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OpenAIRE Task Forces

The task forces are a new programme in OpenAIRE Advance to enable capacity building, competencies and awareness raising on different relevant open science topics, involving all partners and NOADs, demonstrating a vertical approach for knowledge exchange. NOADs with more engaged activity levels are involved throughout and are also encouraged to facilitate these groups, aiming to strengthen understanding, steer project activities and, mobilise community ties.

In OpenAIRE Advance there are three task forces (at the bottom of the page you find useful resources (guidelines, blogs, checklists, etc):

  • Policies for Open Access and Open Science
  • Research Data Management
  • Legal Guidelines for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs)
Digital Curation 101

Digital Curation 101 employs the curation lifecycle model sections as a means of presenting content to students. The DC 101 has been developed because the DCC, in its role as a source of expert advice and guidance to the community, identified a need for a contextual, theoretical introduction to the basics of digital curation with practical examples and exercises. The target audience is new grant holders with Research Council curation mandates to fulfil. The course indicates what should be considered in planning and implementing projects.

A Case Report: Building communities with training and resources for Open Science trainers

To foster responsible research and innovation, research communities, institutions, and funders are shifting their practices and requirements towards Open Science. Open Science skills are becoming increasingly essential for researchers. Indeed general awareness of Open Science has grown among EU researchers, but the practical adoption can be further improved. Recognizing a gap between the needed and the provided training offer, the FOSTER project offers practical guidance and training to help researchers learn how to open up their research within a particular domain or research environment.

Aiming for a sustainable approach, FOSTER focused on strengthening the Open Science training capacity by establishing and supporting a community of trainers. The creation of an Open Science training handbook was a first step towards bringing together trainers to share their experiences and to create an open and living knowledge resource. A subsequent series of train-the-trainer bootcamps helped trainers to find inspiration, improve their skills and to intensify exchange within a peer group. Four trainers, who attended one of the bootcamps, contributed a case study on their experiences and how they rolled out Open Science training within their own institutions.

On its platform the project provides a range of online courses and resources to learn about key Open Science topics. FOSTER awards users gamification badges when completing courses in order to provide incentives and rewards, and to spur them on to even greater achievements in learning.

The paper at hand describes FOSTER Plus’ training strategies, shares the lessons learnt and provides guidance on how to reuse the project’s materials and training approaches.

Recommendations on Open Science Training

Building on Open Science Training Handbook and on successes of over 40 online and face-to-face events that FOSTER organized in 2017-2018, this report provides good practice recommendations on open science training targeting researchers and multipliers – train-the-trainers approaches for research support staff and librarians.

Training materials about common services and thematic services - D11.1

This report was published in the first year of the EOSC-hub project. The report contains information on their training program, materials. But also best practices for trainers on developing training materials, and efficiently managing training events. It also contains evaluation of solutions to create a training registry.

Trusted digital repository workshop

The EHRI workshop ‘Trusted Digital Repository’ provided an overview of available techniques to evaluate the maturity in digital preservation of a CHI and the process of obtaining a globally recognised Trusted Digital Repository (TDR) status. Prior to the workshop attendees could fill in a survey on digital preservation that was used as valuable input. During the workshop the attendees were first introduced to the topics and achieved a better understanding of these due to the break-out structure of the workshop. The workshop took place on 26 June 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania and is described in deliverable D13.4

Data management planning for long-term preservation

Data management planning (DMP) concerns the development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets. The certification of digital repositories (the subject of D13.4) is an important instrument to improve the quality of the data management infrastructure. Both DMP and certification of repositories are closely related and covered in this report. This deliverable contains the strategy and planning to create and disseminate expertise on DMP for the EHRI community. Input from the research data community on DMP is discussed with and assessed by policy makers from IT-savvy EHRI partners. This input consists of the FAIR data principles, the certification of repositories by means of a certification framework, the data management services provided by the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure, and the current relevant practices of the invited partners as well as the Dutch National Archives. All these will be used as building blocks for the final roadmap for a long-term access infrastructure of Holocaust digital objects (D13.2).

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Data Archiving and Netwrked Seorvices (DANS) is the Netherlands institute for  permanent access to digital research resources.

Since 2005, DANS has been supporting researchers, data professionals, other data archives, research institutions and research financiers with questions in the field of data management, certification and topics such as FAIR, open access and software sustainability.

In addition to data services, DANS also offers training and consultancy.

Do you want to know more about depositing, sharing and reusing data? Or, for example, about research data management, digital sustainability, certification, FAIR, open access or software sustainability?

The expertise built up in national and European projects is reflected in the training courses and advice provided by DANS, intended for researchers, research institutions, research funders, data professionals and other archives. Examples can be found on the DANS Training site.

Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a centre of expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capability and skills for research data management. They provide expert advice and practical help to research organisations wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data.

Amongst the many resources they provide, they have a section of training materials available for developing and/or delivering research data management training. This includes their own DC 101 training materials for training researchers, as well as training materials for librarians and research administrators. They also point to training materials made available by other providers.


Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne)

DataONE is a community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. DataONE promotes best practices in data management through responsive educational resources and materials.