Open Science: sharing your research with the world

Free online course | 6 May - 3 June

Free online course | Open Science: sharing your research with the world

by | Published on 29 Apr 2020

This MOOC, developed by TU Delft, covers an introduction to Open Science and the FAIR principles, open research data, open access to publications and how to increase research(ers) visibility and impact. The course starts on 6 May 2020 and takes 4 weeks (about 4 hours per week). The course is open to anyone and is completely free, so don’t forget to forward this post to all people in your network who might be interested.

Course overview

You can become a more visible, effective and impactful researcher by sharing your research data and publications openly. In this course, you will learn the objectives, main concepts, and benefits of Open Science principles along with practices for open data management and open data sharing.

Since research increasingly relies on software which is used to model and simulate, and to deal with the ever growing volume of research data, the course will also introduce FAIR software practices.

You’ll learn to establish links between publications, data, software and methods, how to attach a persistent identifier and metadata to your results, and methods for clarifying usage rights. You will also discover ways to apply these principles to your daily research and adapt existing routines. Finally, you’ll uncover potential barriers to sharing research and discuss possible solutions.

This course will help you grasp the key principles of Open Science, with answers to questions like:

  • How can researchers effectively store, manage, and share research data?
  • What kinds of open access publishing are most effective?
  • How can researchers increase the visibility and impact of their research?
  • How can the use of social media contribute to the visibility and impact of research?
  • How can researchers be acknowledged for the research software they write?

This course is aimed at professionals. Those who will see the most benefit include academic researchers at different levels: PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors; researchers working for governments; researchers working for commercial enterprises; MSc and BSc students interested to learn about the principles of Open Science.

To learn more about the course or to register, please go to

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About TUDelft OpenCourseWare

TUDelft OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality university‐level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content. OpenCourseWare is free and openly licensed, accessible to anyone, anytime via the internet. OpenCourseWare:

  • does not require any registration
  • is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
  • does not provide access to TU Delft faculties.

About Open Science at Maastricht University

At Maastricht University the topics covered in this online course are supported by the library and specialists at the faculties and service centres. If you have questions about Open Science related topics, you can always contact a subject specialist via Ask Your Librarian.

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