UNIC Open Science Campus

Within the Open Science Campus, UNIC believes that research should know no boundaries. Whether you're a working researcher seeking to enhance your Open Science skills, a recent high school graduate eager to dive into research, or a citizen looking to engage on solving issues relevant to you and your community, our comprehensive selection of resources and training will empower you to unlock your full potential.

The UNIC consortium is developing an Open Science Campus, a set of applications and IT services which will enhance the visibility of our engaged research and provide our researchers, students and staff with additional tools to engage in consortium-wide collaborations in conducting groundbreaking engaged research.

This page is the first stop for practical tools and resources.

Available tools and resources:

UNIC's Engaged Researcher Toolkits include a "UNIC for Engaged Research" glossary and various written and online sources collected from consortium members in different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Croatian, etc.) together with practical insights on Engaged Research. The toolkit aims to assist researchers' professional development in conducting Engaged Research projects and enhance their knowledge of methodologies, terminologies, and practices. You can download the extended version of the toolkit below:

Upcoming tools and resources:

Open Science meta-repository: To be available from October 2023, Open Science meta-repository will be a gateway to research outputs produced within the UNIC alliance. As part of the UNIC4ER component of the UNIC Virtual Campus is developing Open Science meta-repository. This tool will have the ability to automatically gather (via APIs) bibliographic data from the international systems ORCID and OpenAIRE, feed it into UNIC Virtual Campus and make it searchable and accessible.

Matchmaking tool: To be available from February 2024, we will be supporting the UNIC research community by enabling students, researchers and staff in organizing research alliances, interest and discussion groups.

Open Science Trainings and Certificate Programme: The trainings of “the Open Science Autumn” (2023) and “the Open Science Summer” (2024) combine expert discussions and qualification workshops on the most important aspects of Open Science. This includes sessions on open data and open access, discussions on the impacts of Open Science for both research and society as well as inputs on targeted science communication. The participants have the possibility to receive a UNIC4ER Open Science Certificate as a confirmation of the participation.

Open Science Summer - starting June 24 (Registrations now open!)

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 Autumn and Summer are part of the UNIC4ER Open Science Campus.

Self-learning course on Open science Skills: The self-learning-course is open to every UNIC researcher and covers the topic science communication. It tackles the central questions from why communicating the own research to different platforms, methods etc.

Participants will work with six videos and a digital handbook and have the chance to exchange their findings with an expert and other participants as well as use a digital self-assessment.

The course can be studied at one’s own pace.

You can find a YouTube playlist of the course here, or embedded below:

For information and collaboration around Open Science don’t hesitate to contact unic.@eur.nl

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