All Learning Resources

  • Essentials 4 Data Support

    Essentials 4 Data Support is an introductory course for those people who (want to) support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data.  The Essentials 4 Data Support course aims to contribute to professionalization of data supporters and coordination between them. Data supporters are people who support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data.  Course may be taken online-only (no fee) with or without registration, or online plus face to face meetings as a full course with certificate (for a fee).  

  • Ocean Teacher Data Management Courses

    Ocean Teacher is a comprehensive e-Learning platform developed by the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) to help build equitable capacity related to ocean research, observations, and services in UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. This series of presentations and short courses is focused on data management in the ocean sciences and is intended to be used in conjunction with classroom training. Course offerings from this collection that are discoverable in the ESIP Data Management Training Clearinghouse include:

    • Marine GIS Applications (using QGIS)
    • Quality Management System Essentials for IODE National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU)
    • Management of Marine Biogeographic Data (Contributing to the Use of OBIS) (2016) (available in English and Spanish)
  • Ocean Teacher Information Management Courses

    Ocean Teacher is a comprehensive e-Learning platform developed by the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) to help build equitable capacity related to ocean research, observations, and services in UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.  This series of presentations, short courses is focused on information management in the ocean sciences and is intended to be used in conjunction with classroom training. 

  • ISRIC Spring School

    The ISRIC Spring School aims to introduce participants to world soils, soil databases, software for soil data analysis and visualisation, digital soil mapping and soil-web services through two 5-day courses run in parallel.  Target audiences for the Spring School include soil and environmental scientists involved in (digital) soil mapping and soil information production at regional, national and continental scales; soil experts and professionals in natural resources management and planning; and soil science students at MSc and PhD level.  Examples courses include "World Soils and their Assessment (WSA) and Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities (GSIF).  Data management topics are included within the course topics.

  • ISRIC - World Soil Information Educational Videos

    YouTube Channel of videos on various topics related to world soils data creation and management.  Example categories of videos include Digital Soil Mapping; Screencast:  How to use ISRIC's Soil Data Hub; Sustainable Soil Managment; and Global Soil Information Facilities.  

  • ORNL DAAC Data Management Workshops

    Educational workshops on various scientific data management best practices designed to (1) introduce new data collectors to best practices in data curation and (2) enhance the skillsets of experienced data providers.  New workshops are added as they are made available.

  • Environmental Data Management Best Practices Part 1: Tabular Data

    This webinar is the first in a two-part webinar focused on Environmental Data Management Best Practices.  The topic of this webinar is tabular data, and is one of a series of educational workshops focused on best practices for and tips to best manage environmental research data presented by experts from the NASA's Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics.  

  • Environmental Data Management Best Practices Part 2: Geospatial Data

    This webinar is the second in a two-part webinar focused on Environmental Data Management Best Practices.  The topic of this webinar is geospatial data, and is one of a series of educational workshops focused on best practices for and tips to best manage environmental research data presented by experts from the NASA's Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics.  

  • MANTRA Research Data Management Training

    MANTRA is a free, online non-assessed course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research. It has been crafted for the use of post-graduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals. It is freely available on the web for anyone to explore on their own.

    Through a series of interactive online units you will learn about terminology, key concepts, and best practice in research data management.

    There are eight online units in this course and one set of offline (downloadable) data handling tutorials that will help you:

    Understand the nature of research data in a variety of disciplinary settings
    Create a data management plan and apply it from the start to the finish of your research project
    Name, organise, and version your data files effectively
    Gain familiarity with different kinds of data formats and know how and when to transform your data
    Document your data well for yourself and others, learn about metadata standards and cite data properly
    Know how to store and transport your data safely and securely (backup and encryption)
    Understand legal and ethical requirements for managing data about human subjects; manage intellectual property rights
    Understand the benefits of sharing, preserving and licensing data for re-use
    Improve your data handling skills in one of four software environments: R, SPSS, NVivo, or ArcGIS

  • Do-It-Yourself Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians

    Online training materials on topics designed for small groups of librarians who wish to gain conficence and understanding of research data management.  The DIY Training Kit is designed to contain everything needed to complete a similar training course on your own (in small groups) and is based on open educational materials. The materials have been enhanced with Data Curation Profiles and reflective questions based on the experience of academic librarians who have taken the course.

    The training kit includes:  
     - Promotional slides for the RDM Training Kit
    - Training schedule
    - Research Data MANTRA online course by EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh
    - Reflective writing questions
    - Selected group exercises (with answers) from UK Data Archive, University of Essex - Managing and sharing data: Training resources. September, 2011 (PDF). Complete RDM Resources Training Pack available: 
    http://data-archive.ac.uk/create-manage/training-resources
    - Podcasts for short talks by the original Edinburgh speakers if running course without ‘live’ speakers (Windows or Quicktime versions).
    - Presentation files (pptx) if learners decide to take turns presenting each topic.
    - Evaluation forms
    - Independent study assignment: Interview with a researcher, based on Data Curation Profile, from D2C2, Purdue University Libraries and Boston University Libraries.

  • Mozilla Science Lab's Open Data Primers

  • GEOMAPApp Tutorials

    The video tutorials are available from the home page under the general topics listed below, and also on the GeoMapApp YouTube channel at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/GeoMapApp.  The tutorials demonstrate how to perform common tasks with GeoMapApp.  Full information on the functions is giving in the User Guide, available at:  http://www.geomapapp.org/GMA/newHelp/index.html.  General topics include:
     - Introduction
     - Import Your Own Data
     - Analyze Data
     - Working with Gridded Data
     - Available Data and examples
     - Portals (including, for example Ocean Floor Drilling, Multibeam Swath Bathymetry DAta, Seismic Data, Earthquake data)
     - In-Depth Webinars

    GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is continually being expanded as part of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The application provides direct access to the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) compilation that hosts high resolution (~100 m node spacing) bathymetry from multibeam data for ocean areas and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and NED (National Elevation Dataset) topography datasets for the global land masses.  

  • GeoMapApp Education Resources

    From this home page, a variety of GeoMapApp-related education activities and resources is available. The educational materials target audiences ranging from middle school and high school level to the undergraduate and graduate level.  Resources available include, for example:  mini lessons, GeoMapApp learning activities, data exercises and tutorials.  

    GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is continually being expanded as part of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The application provides direct access to the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) compilation that hosts high resolution (~100 m node spacing) bathymetry from multibeam data for ocean areas and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and NED (National Elevation Dataset) topography datasets for the global land masses.  

  • GeoMapApp Learning Activities Collection

    GeoMapApp Learning Activities are web-based, high-impact, ready-to-use learning modules. They are aimed at the K-12, community college and introductory university level. Each learning activity provides hands-on participation that allows students to enhance their learning experience through the exploration of geoscience data in a map-based setting. They range from short in-class activities to multi-class modules covering broader content.

    GeoMapApp Learning Activities are tied to ESLI and NYS STEM and PS:ES standards and have a standard format:

    Title, summary, intended learning outcomes
    Prep time, grade level, required prior knowledge
    ESLI and NYS standards and NY Regents questions
    Step-by-step guide and teacher tips
    Student instructions and "grading-friendly" answer sheet
    Pre- and post- student quizzes
    Ideas for further knowledge gain

    GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is continually being expanded as part of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The application provides direct access to the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) compilation that hosts high resolution (~100 m node spacing) bathymetry from multibeam data for ocean areas and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and NED (National Elevation Dataset) topography datasets for the global land masses.  

  • Data Skills Curricula Framework

    The Data Skills Curricula Framework to enhance information management skills for data-intensive science was developed by the Belmont Forum’s e-Infrastructures and Data Management (e-I&DM) Project to improve data literacy, security and sharing in data-intensive, transdisciplinary global change research. 

  • FAIR Webinar Series

    This webinar series explores each of the four FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) in depth - practical case studies from a range of disciplines, Australian and international perspectives, and resources to support the uptake of FAIR principles.

    The FAIR data principles were drafted by the FORCE11 group in 2015. The principles have since received worldwide recognition as a useful framework for thinking about sharing data in a way that will enable maximum use and reuse.  A seminal article describing the FAIR principles can also be found at:  https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201618.

    This series is of interest to those who work with creating, managing, connecting and publishing research data at institutions:
    - researchers and research teams who need to ensure their data is reusable and publishable
    - data managers and researchers
    - Librarians, data managers and repository managers
    - IT who need to connect Institutional research data, HR and other IT systems

  • Introduction to code versioning and collaboration with Git and GitHub: An EDI VTC Tutorial.

    This tutorial is an introduction to code versioning and collaboration with Git and GitHub.  Tutorial goals are to help you:  

    • Understand basic Git concepts and terminology.
    • Apply concepts as Git commands to track versioning of a developing file.
    • Create a GitHub repository and push local content to it.
    • Clone a GitHub repository to the local workspace to begin developing.
    • Inspire you to incorporate Git and GitHub into your workflow.


    There are a number of exercises within the tutorial to help you apply the concepts learned.  
    Follow up questions can be directed via email to:  o Colin Smith  (colin.smith@wisc.edu) AND Susanne Grossman-Clarke (grossmanclar@wisc.edu).

  • Transform and visualize data in R using the packages tidyr, dplyr and ggplot2: An EDI VTC Tutorial.

    The two tutorials, presented by Susanne Grossman-Clarke, demonstrate how to tidy data in R with the package “tidyr” and transform data using the package “dplyr”. The goal of those data transformations is to support data visualization with the package “ggplot2” for data analysis and scientific publications of which examples were shown.

  • What are Persistent Identifiers and Why are they Important? (Webinar)

    Are you intrigued, interested or simply a bit confused by persistent identifiers and would like to know more? Then this introductory level webinar is for you! The webinar will be especially interesting if you are working with digital archives and digital collections. You will get a clear understanding of what persistent identifiers are, why they are important and how trustworthy they are. We also discuss how you can determine the most appropriate identifier for your needs. Note that this is not a deeply technical webinar.

    Topics that will be covered include:

    - What are persistent identifiers?
    - The case for PIDs – knowing what’s what and who’s who
    - The data architecture of PIDs
    - What is social infrastructure and why is it important?
    - Review of current identifier systems
    - How to choose a PID System
    - Case studies in documents, data, video

    This is part 1 of a 3 part series.

    Copies of version 2 of the slides can be found at:  https://figshare.com/articles/Overview_of_PID_Systems_for_THOR_Webinar/5...
    Version 2 of the slides have the following DOI:  https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5016803.v2 .

  • Persistent Identifiers: Current Features and Future Properties (Webinar)

    This webinar is for people who know what persistent identifiers are, but are interested in knowing much more about what you can actually do with them. In other words, what are the services that are being built on top of identifier systems that could be useful to the digital preservation community? We will cover topics such as party identification, interoperability and (metadata) services such as multiple resolution. Following on from that, we will explain more about the next generation of resolvers and work on extensions, such as specification of the URN r-component semantics.

    This part 2 of a 3 part series.

  • Persistent Identifier (S)election Guide (Webinar)

    Cultural heritage organisations, regardless of size, are often hesitant to implement PIDs. They lack knowledge of what PIDs are, don’t know about their capabilities and benefits, and fear a possible complex and costly implementation process as well as the maintenance costs for a sustained service. The Digital Heritage Network and the Dutch Coalition on Digital Preservation addresses these issues in three ways:

    By raising awareness of (the importance of) PIDs in cultural heritage organisations.
    By increasing the knowledge regarding the use of PIDs within cultural heritage.
    By supporting the technical implementation of PIDs in cultural heritage collection management systems. How we did this on a nationwide scale will be explained in the webinar.

    There are multiple PID systems. But which system is most suited to your situation: Archival Resource Keys (ARKs), Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), Handle, OpenURL, Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURLs) or Uniform Resource Names (URNs)? Each system has its own particular properties, strengths and weaknesses. The PID Guide from the Digital Heritage Network’s Persistent Identifier project helps you learn and think about important PID subjects, and guides your first steps towards selecting a PID system.

    This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

  • Research Data Management and Access: The Basis for Preserving and Providing Access to Research Data

    Brief introduction to research data preservation; research data management (RDM), including curation, documentation, metadata, and controlled vocabulary; and data access.

  • ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal Training-of-Trainers Course

    This ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training-of-trainers course will demonstrate the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Ocean Data Portal V2. The focus will be on ODP Data Provider for national nodes (NODCs). This course includes some specific topics like an introduction to Linux OS and an application server which are used as an operating environment. This course can be also used to gain a better understanding of the IODE Ocean Data Portal and its capabilities.

    The course is comprised of three sessions and each session is composed of several video presentations.  

    • Session 1: Introduction to IODE Ocean Data Portal V2
    • Session 2: ODP Data Provider - Data Connect and Share
    • Session 3: Metadata Maintenance

    PowerPoint slides for each presentation are available for download from the main course page.

    About the Ocean Data Portal:

    • Formally established in 2007 as a program under the IODE and supported by the Partnership Centre for IODE Ocean Data Portal, Russian Federation
    • Seeks to provide open and seamless access to marine data collections in an enabling and globally distributed environment
    • Facilitates discovery, evaluation, and access to data
    • Provides benefits to both data providers and data users
    • Focuses on standards, technology, people, and capacity planning 
  • Research Data Management and Open Data

    This two-day workshop combines both presentations and interactive activities, exercises, and discussions, will provide Ph.D. students with practical skills directly applicable to their own research. Drawing on a wide range of data – both quantitative and qualitative – the workshop will address the following key topics in data management:

    • Documentation and contextual description
    • Ethical and legal aspects of managing and sharing sensitive data
    • Anonymising research data for reuse
    • Writing a data management plan
    • Data handling (e.g. file organisation and data storage and security)
    • Data preparation

    By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to apply good data management practices in their own research and will be able to work more efficiently and effectively with data individually or as part of a research team, where data are often co-produced and shared.

    From the Agenda on the home page, the PDF, text, and Epub versions of these slide presentations can be accessed by clicking on the link for each presentation.

  • Session 1: Introduction to IODE Ocean Data Portal V2, part of the ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal Training-of-Trainers Course.

    This video presentation is Session 1 of 3 from the ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal (ODP) training-of-trainers course.  The ODP course demonstrates the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Ocean Data Portal V2. The focus is on ODP Data Provider for national nodes (NODCs). This course includes some specific topics like an introduction to Linux OS and an application server which are used as an operating environment. This course can be also used to gain a better understanding of the IODE Ocean Data Portal and its capabilities. 

    The course is comprised of three sessions and each session is composed of several video presentations. Session 1, Introduction to IODE Ocean Data Portal V2, contains the following videos.

    • Enabling Science through Seamless and Open Access to Marine Data
    • IODE-ODP: Technological Framework of New IODE System
    • Architecture of IODE ODP V2
    • ODP Data Provider Overview
    • ODP Interoperability Package

    PowerPoint slides for each presentation are available for download from the main course page.

    About the Ocean Data Portal:

    • Formally established in 2007 as a program under the IODE and supported by the Partnership Centre for IODE Ocean Data Portal, Russian Federation
    • Seeks to provide open and seamless access to marine data collections in an enabling and globally distributed environment
    • Facilitates discovery, evaluation, and access to data
    • Provides benefits to both data providers and data users
    • Focuses on standards, technology, people, and capacity planning 
  • Session 2: Ocean Data Portal (ODP) Data Provider - Data Connect and Share in the IODE Ocean Data Portal V2, part of the ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal Training-of-Trainers Course.

    This video presentation is Session 2 of 3 from the ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal (ODP) training-of-trainers course.  The ODP course demonstrates the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Ocean Data Portal V2. The focus is on ODP Data Provider for national nodes (NODCs). This course includes some specific topics like an introduction to Linux OS and an application server which are used as an operating environment. This course can be also used to gain a better understanding of the IODE Ocean Data Portal and its capabilities.

    The course is comprised of three sessions and each session is composed of several video presentations. Session 2, ODP Data Provider - Data Connect and Share in the IODE Ocean Data Portal V2, contains the following videos.

    • Introduction to JBoss Application Server
    • ODP V2 Data Provider Package Overview
    • Technical and Operational Requirements
    • Deployment Process
    • Settings and Priorities
    • Provider's Identification Rules

    PowerPoint slides for each presentation are available for download from the main course page.

    About the Ocean Data Portal:

    • Formally established in 2007 as a program under the IODE and supported by the Partnership Centre for IODE Ocean Data Portal, Russian Federation
    • Seeks to provide open and seamless access to marine data collections in an enabling and globally distributed environment
    • Facilitates discovery, evaluation, and access to data
    • Provides benefits to both data providers and data users
    • Focuses on standards, technology, people, and capacity planning 
  • Session 3: Metadata Maintenance in the IODE Ocean Data Portal V2, part of the ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal Training-of-Trainers Course.

    This video presentation is Session 3 of 3 from the ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal (ODP) training-of-trainers course.  The ODP course demonstrates the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Ocean Data Portal V2. The focus is on ODP Data Provider for national nodes (NODCs). This course includes some specific topics like an introduction to Linux OS and an application server which are used as an operating environment. This course can be also used to gain a better understanding of the IODE Ocean Data Portal and its capabilities. 

    The course is comprised of three sessions and each session is composed of several video presentations. Session 3, Metadata Maintenance in the IODE Ocean Data Portal V2, contains the following videos.

    • Metadata Templates and Patterns
    • Metadata Quality Procedures
    • Monitoring Procedure
    • Using Virtual Data Provider Capabilities 

    PowerPoint slides for each presentation are available for download from the main course page.

    About the Ocean Data Portal:

    • Formally established in 2007 as a program under the IODE and supported by the Partnership Centre for IODE Ocean Data Portal, Russian Federation
    • Seeks to provide open and seamless access to marine data collections in an enabling and globally distributed environment
    • Facilitates discovery, evaluation, and access to data
    • Provides benefits to both data providers and data users
    • Focuses on standards, technology, people, and capacity planning 
  • Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course

    This is an introductory course for policymakers and funders and comprises slide presentations and a video. The course is organized into the following modules.

    • Introduction to Open Science for Funders
    • The Impact of Open Science
    • Definitions and Terms used in Open Science
    • Requirements of Horizon 2020 Regarding Open Access and Open Data 
    • Creating Effective Open Access Policies
    • Developing Open Data Policies

    Suggested reading is also provided.

    Available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format on the slide preview pages for each module.

  • Introduction to Open Science for Funders, a part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    Provides a brief introduction to the main concepts of Open Science, discusses the rationale for Open Science and highlights the implications for the research lifecycle.

    This slide presentation is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It introduces the concept of and rationale for Open Science and some of the practicalities of Open Science.

    Available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format at the provided URL.  Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce....

  • Open Access Explained! - a part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    Provides a brief introduction to the main concepts of Open Science, discusses the rationale for Open Science and highlights the implications for the research lifecycle.

    This video module is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It puts Open Access in the historical context of scientific publishing and explains the benefits and rationale.

    Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce....

     
  • Impact of Open Science, part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    This slide presentation module is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It discusses and provides evidence for the impact of Open Data and Open Access. 

    Available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format at the provided URL.  Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce...

  • Definitions and Terms used in Open Science and Open Access, part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    This slide presentation is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It provides definitions of the main terms used in Open Science, including Research Data, and Gold, Green, Gratis and Libre Open Access.

    Available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format at the provided URL.

    Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce...

  • The Requirements of Horizon 2020 Regarding Open Access and Open Data, part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    This slide presentation module is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It outlines the Horizon 2020 policy and recommendations on Open Access and Open Data, and the underlying rationale.

    Available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format at the provided URL.

    Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce....

  • Creating Effective Open Access Policies, part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    This slide presentation module is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It describes what an Open Access policy should cover and what makes a policy effective; provides a model Open Access policy; explains why policies of this type work and gives examples.

    Available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format at the provided URL.

    Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce...

  • Developing Open Data Policies, part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

    This slide presentation module is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It describes what an Open Data policy covers; discusses the content of a model Open Data policy; gives a practical checklist for developing an Open Data policy; discusses what makes an Open Data policy effective; and analyses existing policies of funders and links to examples.

    Associated readings may be found for this topic at:  https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/learning/designing-successful-open-acce....

  • The Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot: Introduction to the Requirements of the Open Research Data Pilot

    This course provides an introduction to the European Commission's Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020. It includes two sections: Introduction to the Requirements of the Open Research Data Pilot and How to Comply with the Requirements of the Open Research Data Pilot. Each section may include videos, presentation slides, demonstrations, associated readings, and quizzes which can be found at the URL to the home page for this course.

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand what is required of participants in the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data pilot
    • Learn about the concepts of open data, metadata, licensing and repositories
    • Identify key resources and services that can help you to comply with requirements
    • Undertake short tests to check your understanding
  • Open Science at the Core of Libraries

    This introductory course is addressed to librarians at different levels and positions that are committed to supporting researchers and their research processes at their institutions and would like to gain an understanding of the implications of Open Science for them, the potential opportunities and possible challenges, and check on existing best practices to deal with them.

    The course includes five sections:

    • What is Open Science?
    • What are the Benefits of Open Science?
    • What are the Challenges for Open Science?
    • What is in Open Science for Librarians?
    • What to Do Next?

    Each section may include videos, associated readings, and Open Science lifecycle diagrams.  

    Learning outcomes:

    The learning outcomes of this course are:

    • Understand the relevance of Open Science in relation to research integrity, reproducibility and impact
    • Identify the implications and opportunities for libraries in the development and support of Open Science
    • Know existing initiatives and best practices on Open Science
    • Identify suitable resources and tools to further develop library services on Open Science

    Greater insight on how to implement Open Data and Research Data Management, Open Access, copyright and e-infrastructures into the scholarly lifecycle and grant proposal preparation, can be found in the other FOSTER courses and training resources.

  • Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020

    The purpose of this course is to inform researchers about how to comply with the Horizon 2020 (H2020) mandate by depositing their publications in an open access repository. 

    The course includes three sections:

    • What is the H2020 Open Access Mandate?
    • The Requirements of the H2020 Mandate
    • Reuse Publications in H2020

    Each section may include videos, associated readings, policy documents, and/or quizzes. A fact sheet is available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format the fact sheet web page.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understand the context and the content of the H2020 mandate
    • Know how to comply with the H2020 OA Mandate
    • Learn how to reuse the deposited publications in Horizon 2020
  • An Introduction to the Basics of Research Data

    This is an animated video explaining the basics of research data. This video is recommended background material for students planning to attend a workshop on research data management. It has as its purpose the explanation of the basics of research data, in a simplistic, entertaining, and interesting manner. It is hoped that the information contained in the video will prepare research data novices for a future research data management course/workshop.

  • Long-lived Data: Tools to Preserve Data: Theoretical Overview

    This slide presentation covers the research data management life-cycle, data preservation concepts and processes, metadata for preservation, levels of digital preservation, what should be preserved, and institutional readiness.

    Slides are available for download at the provided URL.