FOSTER Book Sprint

Authoring collaboratively a Handbook for Open Science Training in just five days

From 12-16 February 2018 FOSTER and TIB will bring together Open Science trainers and educators to collaboratively author a training handbook.

What works, what doesn’t? How can you make the most of limited resources? Our authors will create a handbook that equips future trainers with methods, instructions, exemplary training outlines and inspiration for their own Open Science trainings. The handbook will provide Open Science advocates across the globe with practical know-how to deliver Open Science principles to researchers and support staff.

The handbook will be produced in a book sprint, meaning to create a finished book in just a few days. Our team of 14 experts will have five days to prioritize topics and to actually write the training handbook. The new training resource will be accessible online. Comments and other contributions will be possible after the book sprint.

The experts in the field of Open Science who will be embarking on this adventure are:

  • Sonja Bezak ( University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • April Clyburne-Sherin (Sense About Science USA & SPARC, USA)
  • Philipp Conzett (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
  • Pedro Fernandes (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal)
  • Edit Görögh (University of Göttingen, Germany)
  • Kerstin Helbig (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Bianca Kramer (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Ignasi Labastida (Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia/Spain)
  • Kyle Niemeyer (Oregon State University, USA)
  • Fotis Psomopoulos (Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)
  • Tony Ross-Hellauer (Know-Center GmbH, Austria)
  • René Schneider (Geneva School of Business Administration, Switzerland)
  • Jon Tennant (ScienceOpen, Germany)
  • Ellen Verbakel (4TU.Centre for Research Data, Netherlands)

More information

Watch this video to see how book sprints work.

Have a look at this previous book sprint on Open Science by our partner TIB.

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