RUB Research School

Open Science Summer

Expert Knowledge and Practical Skills on Open Science

The Open Science Summer will provide expert knowledge and practical skills to raise the awareness of early career researchers for a comprehensive and recent understanding of Open Science and to support them to integrate Open Science techniques into their own research. Following the UNIC4ER Engaged Research Strategy, doctoral researchers and postdocs will discuss the impact of Open Science – for their research but also for society.

The Open Science Summer combines expert discussions and qualification workshops. Experts of all universities share their knowledge and experiences on the most important aspects of Open Science. Their joint discussions with the participants contribute to shared understandings of Open Science and integrate doctoral researchers and postdocs into the ongoing discussions – taking into account the diversity of research. The expert discussions and workshops consider training offers already existing at the individual universities and try to advance the knowledge and skills within the network. Existing offers at individual partner universities can be integrated into the programme. The Open Science Summer is part of the UNIC4ER Open Science Campus.

Have you already taken part in the UNIC Open Science Autumn in 2023? Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experts and gain new impulses or learn more about the reorganisation of the evaluation of scientific output during the closing panel. We look forward to meeting you again!

Documentation of Participation

Participation in individual activities will be documented by confirmations of participation with date and time. The participation in all events and 1 workshop will be documented in a comprehensive Open Science Certificate of the network (incl. participation in existing offers at single partner universities).

UNIC | ONLINE Expert Panel Discussion: Open Science: What, Why and Why for Me?
For doctoral researchers & postdocs from all UNIC universities | all research fields

Date: June 6, 2024
Time: 10.30 – 12.00 h (German time; UTC+2)
Language: English
Online by Zoom (link will be provided shortly before the panel discussion)

Description:

Open panel discussion with experienced Open Science experts. You are most welcome to bring in your interests, experiences and questions. Learn and discuss about topics as

  • introduction to the basic concepts and principles of Open Science
  • relevance for research & society
  • impact of Open Science on self-understanding & attitudes of researchers
  • benefits and challenges of integrating Open Science into own research
  • what will change in the way we are doing research: how much openness is wanted, how much openness is needed
  • impact on research practices & workflows
  • impact on research ethics & integrity

Discuss with

  • Dr. Laura Niemi (University of Turku; Responsible research; Open Science; Impact; Responsible Assessment of Research and Researcher; Citizen Science; Entrepreneurship; Co-creation of new value)
  • Dr. Christopher Kyba (RUB und German Research Center for Geoscience (GFZ); active in science communication and open acces; Citizen Science Research Award)
  • Hanna Lahdenperä, PhD (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies: Senior Specialist (Secretariat for the National Open Science and Research Coordination))
  • Dr. Julian Vuorimäki; research manager for open research at the Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin; previously he worked at the EUA (European University Association), among others

REGISTER HERE.

UNIC | ONLINE Expert Insights: Open Access Publications
For doctoral researchers & postdocs from all UNIC universities | all research fields

Date: June 11, 2024
Time: 10.00 – 12.00 h (German time; UTC+2)
Language: English
Online by Zoom (link will be provided shortly before the expert insight)

Experts:  Pia Piontkowitz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Carla Hansmann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

Description:

Inputs from experienced experts in open access. Go into the details of the most important topics & practices of open access for your own research & publications. Learn and discuss about topics as

  • introduction to basic concepts & principles of Open Access
  • advantages and possibilities for publishing papers & books Open Access
  • ways to publish papers & books Open Access
  • journals, repositories, costs
  • licences, copyrights & researchers‘ identities (ORCID)
  • impact on publication strategy: developing a position to publish Open Access
  • impact factors

REGISTER HERE.

UNIC | ONLINE Expert Insights: Open Data
For doctoral researchers & postdocs from all UNIC universities | all research fields

Date: June 13, 2024
Time: 10.00 – 12.00 h (German time, UTC+2)
Language: English
Online by Zoom (link will be provided shortly before the expert insight)

Experts: Raisa Barthauer (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV)), Annette Strauch-Davey (Desy); Judith Biernaux, PhD (Université Liège)

Description:

Inputs from experienced experts in open data. Go into the details of the most important topics & practices of open data for your own research. Learn and discuss about topics as

  • introduction to basic concepts & principles of open data
  • reasons to publish data openly
  • ways to publish open data (freely accessible, embargo periods, metadata)
  • FAIR data principles
  • platforms & technical requirements (open data repositories)
  • licences and rights
  • reuse of research data

REGISTER HERE.

UNIC | ONLINE Workshop: Open Innovation
For doctoral researchers & postdocs from all UNIC universities | all research fields

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 09.00 – 15.00 h (German time; UTC+2) with flexible time schedule and breaks
Trainer: Dr. Annette Klinkert + Dr. Verena Molitor
Language: English
Participants: max. 20 persons
Online by Zoom (link will be provided shortly before the workshop)

Workshop Description

Would you like to know more about Open Innovation, because you already come across this topic in your research communities?

The workshop will introduce Open Innovation as a collaborative approach to research and development that involves integrating external ideas, expertise, and resources into a research or innovation process. Open Innovation encourages researchers to actively seek external collaborations and tap into a broader network of stakeholders, including other researchers, industry experts, customers and multiple publics outside academia.

The workshop provides a basic understanding of Open Innovation and will introduce what it could mean to integrate open innovation practices into own research processes. You will discuss why it might become interesting for you as a researcher to engage in open innovation processes, which potentials for open innovation own research projects might have and what the benefits and challenges of practicing open innovation will be.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • basic understanding of Open Innovation
  • approaches and possibilities for Open Innovation
  • reflecting roles and responsibilities of researchers in Open Innovation processes
  • discovering the innovation potential of your own research
  • defining benefits and future perspectives of Open Innovation
  • discussing challenges and risks associated with implementing Open Innovation

Trainer:

Dr. Annette Klinkert and Dr. Verena Molitor are experts in science communication and public engagement. They are regularly invited as lecturers and workshop-leaders at national and international Science Communication events. Dr. Annette Klinkert is the director of the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA). She initiated and coordinated a large number of innovative international science communication formats, events and projects.

REGISTER HERE.

UNIC | ONLINE Workshop: Science Communication & Public Engagement
For doctoral researchers & Postdocs from all UNIC universities | all research fields

Date: June 27, 2024
Time: 09.00 – 15.00 h (German time; UTC+2) with flexible time schedule and breaks
Trainer: Dr. Annette Klinkert + Dr. Verena Molitor
Language: English
Participants: max. 20 persons
Online by Zoom (link will be provided shortly before the workshop)

Workshop description

How can I make my research understandable outside my research community? Could my research be interesting or perhaps even useful to people in society, business or politics?

The workshop will give an answer by introducing science communication and public engagement as collaborative ways to transfer research knowledge to society and to engage members of the public with the design, conduct and dissemination of research. The workshop will offer valuable insights into what science communication and public engagement mean and how researchers can make their research knowledge open for discussions and developments in society.

You will discuss possible aims and purposes to publicly engage with research and will uncover strategies and ways to share your research with a broader non-research community. You will start identifying which topics, results or main outcomes of your research might be interesting for the public or non-academic stakeholders. You will also discuss benefits and challenges of actively involving multiple audiences and stakeholders from outside university incl. the broader public community in your research.

The workshop shares basic strategies and ways of science communication to support you in communicating your research to non-experts successfully. You will explore a variety of practices that help to transmit scientific ideas, methods, knowledge and research to non-expert audiences in an accessible, understandable or useful way.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • basic understandings of research with and for society
  • reflecting roles and responsibilities of researchers
  • from information to collaboration: ways to engage multiple publics with research
  • developing concepts and first strategies for your research projects
  • discussing benefits and challenges associated with science communication

Trainer:

Dr. Annette Klinkert and Dr. Verena Molitor are experts in science communication and public engagement. They are regularly invited as lecturers and workshop-leaders at national and international Science Communication events. Dr. Annette Klinkert is the director of the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA). She initiated and coordinated a large number of innovative international science communication formats, events and projects.

REGISTER HERE.

UNIC | ONLINE Expert Panel Discussion Open Science: Open Science and my research career – current and future developments  
For doctoral researchers & postdocs from all UNIC universities | all research fields

Date: June 28, 2024
Time: 10.30 – 12.00 h (German time UTC+2)
Language: English
Online by Zoom (link will be provided shortly before the panel discussion)

Description:

Open panel discussion with experienced Open Science experts. You are most welcome to bring in your interests, experiences and questions. Learn and discuss about topics as

  • Integrating Open Science into own research: Is this rewarding for me as early career researcher?
  • Will Open Science contribute to my research success: recent changes in the evaluation of scientific outcome and performances (e.g. CoARA)
  • Will practicing Open Science be recognised for my research career?
  • Does Open Science contribute to my research reputation?
  • How to deal with the gap between traditional research evaluation and new upcoming standards to evaluate research and research outcomes: benefits and risks?
  • Zooming in the ongoing (political) discussion about Open Science: what will come up within the next 5 years?

Discuss with

REGISTER HERE.

Self-Learning Course on Science Communication

RUB Research School will develop an online self-learning course on science communication. The course will contain videos by a professional media journalist that will provide expert knowledge. The videos will be supplemented by exercises and working material to deepen and reflect knowledge and to enhance the transfer to own research activities. The course is scheduled for release in spring 2024.

Approach us

Do you have experience with Open Science and would like to share it with us? We look forward to hearing from you!

Your contact:

Dr. Sarah Gemicioglu

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