Empowering graduate students: science dissemination and science communication “in the open”

The University of Trieste offers joint educational activities targeted to providing PhD students with comprehensive competencies and skills beyond their specific research fields, as part of the requirements for PhD accreditation. Open Access is already one of the topics covered, as the University of Trieste put in place an OA mandate for all PhD theses in 2008 and an OA policy for all scientific outputs in June 2013.

The two-day workshops are aimed at:

  • giving the big picture of the Open Science, Open Access and Open Data movements
  • showing the benefits of OA and OD for early-career researchers
  • explaining what early-career researchers can do to promote OA and OD
  • narrowing down the focus to the Italian context
  • providing practical information on how to use the local CRIS
  • gaining insight on data licensing and data management planning


July 7, 2015

  • 09:00 – 13:00 The default is open: Open Access, Open Science, benefits for young researchers (Alma Swan & Nancy Pontika)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Buffet
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Open policies: Open Access and Open Data policies, what young researchers can do to promote Open Access (Alma Swan & Nancy Pontika)

July 8, 2015

  • 09:00 – 12:00 Open Access in Italy (infrastructure, tools, services) and OpenAire (Paola Gargiulo)
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Introduction to Open Research Data (Ignasi Labastida i Juan)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Buffet
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Data Management Plan (standards, formats, citation, metadata tagging, license, discoverability, curation, preservation) and EU projects (Ignasi Labastida i Juan)

All the seminars will be live streamed and recorded for remote users.

The FOSTER seminars are part of the PhD Summer School 2015.
In collaboration with Cineca – Master in Science Communication “Franco Prattico” (Sissa)

Contact information: Stefania Arabito – PhD Office – arabito@units.it


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