In the coming years, Open Science will play an even more important role in education and research and thus will inevitably impact the way we teach and do research in the future. Among other universities in the Netherlands and as a member of 4TU, the University of Twente (UT) is actively involved in furthering and shaping Open Science at the UT.
Against this background, the Open Science Community Twente (OSCT) and the Digital Competence Centre (DCC) launched a series of monthly joint events, the so-called joint OSCT-DCC events. These events take approximately 60 minutes with changing topics that are free for everybody. The goals of these events are to:
- provide a space to discuss topics in the context of Open Science,
- make people think about Open Science regularly, and
- present current developments people at UT and Saxion University should know about.
Moreover, these events hopefully help to get to know each other better, also across departments.
Since the OSCT is a bottom-up community, you have also power over the events' topics. Hence, feel free to suggest topics that should be discussed and bring in any ideas you have in mind. Just fill out the form and tell us about your idea. This also applies to the monthly newsletter and the blog posts to which you can contribute.
Looking forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events ;)
Let's Discuss the Open Science Guide for Early-Career Researchers
When: 30th November 2023 at 14:00
Where: Skills Lab (SL) 3, Vrijhof Building (Floor 2)
Speaker: Roberto Cruz Martinez (UT-LISA)
Did you know that in April this year a practical guide on Open Science was published? This guide is aimed at PhD candidates, Research Master Students, and early-career researchers from all disciplines at Dutch universities and research institutes. It is designed to accompany researchers in every step of their research. In this event, we would like to discuss with you the guide, particularly the first two sections of it:
- Section 1 – Welcome to Open Science
Introduction to the guide and examples of Open Science through the research cycle
- Section 2 – Prepare & Discover
Preparing your research project and discovering relevant resources. Includes advice on finding stakeholders, conducting Citizen Science, discovering information and data, preregistration, and licenses
We expect participants to read the sections above, which in total are only 11 pages of content, including interesting visuals and linked resources that we can discover together. The discussion will be facilitated by a moderator, so no more preparation is required. Come and share your own experiences and insights!
Contributions from the community are key to the success of our OSCT. We consequently strongly encourage our members to initiate and organize their own events related to Open Science, e.g., workshops and hackathons. Member initiatives will be announced on this website and promoted through social media. If you have an idea in mind, please send us a message.