Recap Session Co-creation of G2OS: Your Gateway to Open Science Training

On 29 October 35 people attended this session, presented by Sander Bosch (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) & Loek Brinkman (UMC Utrecht).

We discussed how the different universities can collaborate on providing Open Science skills and knowledge training to researchers. As a first step towards a national training programme (the Gateway to Open Science, or G2OS), we discussed in breakout groups 1) which topics should be addressed by such a programme, and 2) which existing courses, workshops and resources are already available at our universities and beyond. Our enthusiastic attendees came up with many more topics and resources than we dared dream of!

At the end of the session, we discussed the way forward for this initiative and this group.

Our first aim is to create a curated overview of OS training opportunities. To that end, we are condensing the inputs from the session into a list of courses and workshops. We would like to present this information in a filterable online format, so Open Science enthusiasts can easily find the available content. As a next step, we would like to develop the currently available course content into a modular national training programme, which can be mapped onto a competence framework.

In parallel, we aim to promote the embedding of Open Science into Bachelor and Master curricula.

We hope this session marks the start of an active community that fosters collaboration on Open Science training in the Netherlands!