Workshops on open science contributed to more awareness and exchange of ideas

27 June 2022

As part of the RUN-EU PLUS project and its Researcher Career Development Training Programme, two online workshops on open science principles and practices took place in June.

They were provided by Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), University of Győr – Széchenyi István University (SZE), Polytechnic of Leiria, and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL Stenden) and aimed to introduce everyone to Open Access, Research Data Management, and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Data.

Open science is the movement that wants all research publications (whether data, logs, or articles) to be made public, used by everyone, and even republished (publicly) on other platforms. Of course, not all data can just be published. It is all about the principle of open publication if possible, keeping it closed if necessary.

The RUN-EU PLUS Online Workshop on Open Access reached 90 participants and the Online Workshop on FAIR Data was attended by 92 people. All feedback received was positive.

‘In the workshops, we were able to expand our knowledge about Open Science and get suggestions for our work in practice. The workshops have contributed to the awareness of Open Access and Open Data within universities. We are glad that the RUN-EU network provides the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other across national borders’, said a library team member from the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV).

For Nynke Janna Borsje, Information Specialist at NHL Stenden, ‘the workshop made it clear that there is still a world to conquer in making data FAIR to generate accessible and usable information for students, researchers, lecturers and other interested parties’.

At RUN-EU PLUS, we as researchers will continue to learn more from each other and build a common path, with mutual personal and professional respect, but also with the recognition of the richness of our cultural differences.

We aim to build a path for the development of suitable conditions for researchers to undertake research, including effective recognition of their work, a career that gives them the necessary stability, but also short, medium and long-term plans for the development of (new) skills. We recognise that this is a pressing challenge in our universities.

The creation of RUN-EU, with new contacts, but also with an effective research environment, is particularly rich for the development of a sense of social setting among our researchers, regardless of the stage of their career. 


You are warmly welcome to contribute and learn more about the relevant topics shared by all researchers independent of your research field.

RUN-EU PLUS will continue its workshop series on 6 September 2022 with a discussion on the relevance of publishing and networking to a successful researcher career.

Early-stage researcher supervision practices and roles of the supervisors and researchers will be discussed on 20 September 2022

More details about these workshops will be available soon.


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