Module 1 of the Open Science MOOC is Live!

The second full module to be completed for the Open Science MOOC, is ready and available for registration. It follows Module 5 on Open Source and Open Research Software, and is another incredibly thorough piece to a course which is set to span 10 modules of progressive information.

The Open Principles module introduces you to the foundational principles underpinning the open science movement; detailing more than just open access as a means to read research.

The key learning outcomes from this module will leave you with:

  • The ability to describe the ethical, legal, social, economic, and research impact arguments for and against Open Science.
  • Techniques to decide which platforms, tools, and services are most useful for you, as well as themselves and their intended communities
  • The skills to develop a personal profile for showcasing your research profile and outputs.
  • Reflection on the status of Open Science within your research group or lab, to help you devise concrete ways to locally improve open practices.
  • The ability to identify the policies of your institute, lab or department that will facilitate career progression and assessment, publishing and open access, data sharing, and intellectual property.

The team have starting delivering supporting webinars alongside the module content. There are two sessions coming up this week:

Webinar 1 Who: Corina Logan
What: How to improve the value of your research
Date: Jul 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET
Where: Inside Module 1! Click the ‘webinar’ tab at the time to join live.

Webinar 2
Who: Dana Lewis
What: Open all the things! Science, Software, Healthcare #WeAreNotWaiting
Date: Jul 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Inside Module 5 – Click the ‘webinar’ tab at the time to join live.

Both sessions will be free to watch live for enrolled participants, and free to watch after on YouTube for those who aren’t.

A third module is nearing completion which will address Open Access to Research Papers, and it should be online in the near future. Keep an eye on ther OS MOOC Website, Twitter, Facebook, and Slack pages for updates.

Watch this introductory video for Module 1 of the Open Science MOOC, introducing the principles of Open Science, starring: Paola Masuzzo, Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, Justin Sègbédji Ahinon, Dasapta Erwin Irawan, Ashley Farley, Eva Lantsoght, and Cooper Smout.