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MOOC: Everything You Wanted to Know About Open Science!

Open access, research data, peer review... learn about the challenges and applications of open science in this online course. Registrations are now open, and the course is scheduled to start on March 7th, 2022.

  • From February 15th to April 1st

  • 00:00

  • Online event

Open science has become an integral part of research organization policies and funding bodies. It is also a very important element of Sorbonne University's institutional policy (Projet d'établissement 2019-2023, Charter for Open Access to Publications, Policy on Open Data).

Actions for open science are also held in high regard during internal evaluations (such as calls for projects or recruitment).

Learn more about the international movement for Open Science, which is the "unfettered dissemination of the results, methods and products of scientific research."

Presentation of the MOOC

Led by a joint team from the Sorbonne University libraries and the French National Museum of Natural History (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle), this MOOC, which is entirely free of charge, is intended primarily for doctoral candidates, particularly those from the Sorbonne University Alliance. However, it is open to everyone. Its development reflects the commitment made by Sorbonne University in the Charter for Open Access to Publications to train all its doctoral candidate in open science.

All contents of the MOOC are under a CC-BY license and can therefore be freely reused, in particular by other higher education and research institutions.

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Practical information: how to participate in MOOC

  • MOOC registration opens starting 15 February 2022!
  • Start date: 7 March 2022
  • Duration: about 8 hours + resources and optional modules.
  • Contents: this MOOC is designed to give a broad overview of open science. The "core curriculum" will focus on values of open science, models of research data production and dissemination (open access, open data), research evaluation issues and citizen science initiatives.
  • Languages: French and English. Subtitles available in French and English.
  • Bonus tools: exercises, discussion forum moderated by the MOOC design team.
  • Evaluation: yes, for doctoral candidates, validation of the MOOC can be integrated into the doctoral training program and lead to a certificate of completion.
  • Distribution: FUN platform, in partnership with FUN-Partenaires (GIP-FUN).