Training sessions

OSFair2017 features a number of training sessions related to different aspects of Open Science and how this is implemented and embeded in the research lifecycle.

Training sessions

Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond

Organisers: FOSTER
Duration: 3 hrs.

Session 1 (14:00 - 15:30) - researchers.
Session 2 (16:00 - 17:30) - policymakers

This workshop will showcase some of the elements required for the transition to Open Science: services and tools, policies as guidance for good practices, and the roles of the respective actors and their networks.

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Increasing Research Transparency Using the Open Science Framework

Organisers: Rusty Speidel - Center for Open Science
Duration: 1 hour
Part of the challenge with making research more open and transparent is purely logistical. Where and how can the research be stored, organized, and shared most effectively when there are so many different tools, processes and policies in place? The OSF provides an open source, structured environment where researchers from all over the world, using their own tools and processes, can collaborate openly, transparently, and effectively.

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Datathons in Evidence-Based Medicine: Applying Open Science Principles to Support Cross-Disciplinary Education and Research

Organisers: Tom Pollard - MIT, George E. Dafoulas - Medical School, University of Athens, Leo Anthony Celi - MIT, Zakynthinos Epaminondas -  Faculty of Medicine, Lefteris Thireos - Member of the National E-Health Board of Greece
Duration: 1.5 hours
In this interactive workshop we explore how open science enables “datathons”, events that bring together teams of researchers to work together on unanswered clinical questions. We begin by outlining the datathon model and describe our experiences in holding these events internationally. We then give participants an opportunity to participate in a mini-datathon, working together to analyse highly detailed information collected from patients admitted to critical care units at a large tertiary care hospital. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about open science in clinical research, as well as gaining experience in analysing MIMIC-III, a freely-available critical care dataset collected from over >50,000 hospital stays.

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DOAJ and Open Access publishing: learn more and discover our services

Organisers: DOAJ
Duration: 1 hour
DOAJ is a well-established reality, but needs to be more utilised and developed worldwide in order to obviate the perceived need for lists of questionable publishers. DOAJ is a service – not only to researchers, funders and managers – but also for librarians and commercial content aggregators. This workshop could be the occasion to collect opinions on DOAJ from participants in order to shape its future evolution and developments.

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Visual discovery with Open Knowledge Maps

Organisers: Open Knowledge Maps
Duration: 1 hour
This tutorial introduces participants to an innovative discovery tool that is built on top of the open science infrastructure. It showcases the value of open for all stakeholders beyond open access to research outputs. Participants will go on a scientific scavenger hunt in an unknown research field that is intended to improve their own discovery process, including ample time for feedback and discussion.

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