Date and time: 27 April at 10:00 – 11:00 UTC

Join this LIBSENSE community call and discuss lessons learnt from designing and conducting virtual open access and open science training and community building events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – both successes and failures.

We will also discuss:

  • Tricks and arguments to change the attitudes to open access / research data management / open science courses in institutions, integrating open science practices in university curricula – e.g. PhD courses, specific disciplines.
  • Building “hard” (formal skills-and-techniques-focused training) and “soft” (person-to-person, communal, ethical, and conceptual) skills in the online training environment
  • Resources to improve your open science training, both virtually and in a post-COVID online and in-person world
  • Open science skills development through game based learning
  • Equitable, sustainable, accessible, and open virtual training platforms and pedagogies
  • Networking and knowledge sharing with other open science training organisations, Community of Practice of Open Science Training to build “open and FAIR by default” global research culture

Samuel Simango, Research Data Services Manager, Stellenbosch University Library, will start the meeting talking about their recently launched Research Data Management Adventure Game. And we would like to hear your open access and open science training and community building stories!

Please, register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This community call is hosted in collaboration with the Reimagining Educational Practices for Open (REPO) project, read more about the project here.