Best Practice in Open Research

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This course introduces some practical steps toward making your research more open. We begin by exploring the practical implications of open research, and the benefits it can deliver for research integrity and public trust, as well as benefits you will accrue in your own work. After a short elaboration of some useful rules of thumb, we move quickly onto some more practical steps towards meeting contemporary best practice in open research and introduce some useful discipline-specific resources. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Understand the practical implications of taking a more open approach to research
  • Be prepared to meet expectations relating to openness from funders, publishers, and peers¬†
  • Be able to reap the benefits of working openly
  • Have an understanding of the guiding principles to follow when building openness into your research workflow
  • Know about some useful tools and resources to help you embed Open Science into work research practices
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data management planning tools
Data sharing
Open access
Open data
Responsible research and innovation (RRI)
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
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Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Learning Activity - guided or unguided activity engaged in by a learner to acquire skills, concepts, or knowledge that may or may not be defined by a lesson. Examples: data exercises, data recipes.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data policymaker
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Librarian
Publisher
Funding organization
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
FAIR Data Principles