University of Bremen: New open science training program

The University of Bremen is developing an Open Science and Open Innovation Training in cooperation with eight partner universities from Europe for young scientists. The project is funded by the EU with a total of € 250,000 and started in early 2021.
“Our goal is to develop a practical training program in the areas of open innovation, entrepreneurship and open science. The training program is intended to serve as the basis for best practice training on a European level, ”explains Dr. Björn Oliver Schmidt from the Department for Research and Young Scientists at the University of Bremen. In close cooperation, Dr. Tanja Hörner from the U Bremen Research Alliance and Dr. Björn Oliver Schmidt is leading the sub-project “Open Science Training” together with the University of Eastern Finland.

Interested parties from Allianz can take part in so-called train-the-trainer courses. “The focus of the training in the“ Open Science ”sub-project should be on research data management,” says Dr. Tanja Hörner. In the train-the-trainer courses, participants have the opportunity to develop practical training concepts in order to learn key content. Furthermore, networking with the international community should take place. “The aim here is to pass on the knowledge learned in teaching and training to various target groups.” Hands-on open science training concepts are offered, for example as part of the interdisciplinary training of doctoral students “Data Train – Training in Research Data Management and Data Science “Of the U Bremen Research Alliance, which is currently under construction. In addition, there is also the opportunity to participate in training programs of other sub-projects (Open Innovation & Entrepreneurship) at the respective partner universities.

The project is funded as part of the “Science with and for Society” program of the European Union (EU). The program promotes concepts that have a high cross-departmental relevance for excellent research and innovation. The top-down approach applies, ie funding topics are specified.

Under the project title “Developing and Implementing Hands-on Training on Open Science and Open Innovation for Doctoral Candidates” (DIOSI), a total of eleven international universities and partners are working on various training programs.

U Bremen Research Alliance
The University of Bremen and eleven of the federally-financed non-university research institutes in Bremen cooperate in the University of Bremen Research Alliance. The alliance aims to strategically align and strengthen research cooperation on a multilateral basis.

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