Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Archived
28 May 2020 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. ONLINE

Research Data Management and Open Access Publishing “All you need to know about research data management and open access publishing"

On Politecnico's Library and Museum Heritage website

Open Science is increasingly referred to as the “Science for the Future” and the “Future of Science”.
By making science more accessible - via Open Access publishing and proper Research Data Management - Open Science makes the scientific process more inclusive and the outputs of science more readily available and relevant for society. Consequently, more and more funding bodies, governments, research institutions and other agencies have emphasized the value and importance of open science practices and introduced policies on open access publications and data management and sharing.

Open Access (OA) aims at providing free of charge and unhindered access to research and its publications without copyright restrictions. Research Data Management (RDM) is a term that describes the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected and used in a research project. It involves everyday management of research data during the lifetime of a research project. It also involves decisions about how data will be preserved and shared once the project is completed, for example depositing the data in a repository for long-term archiving and access. Good RDM and OA are crucial for reproducible and robust scientific research.

Completing this cycle of seminars will allow the participants, as a PhD candidate, to learn about:

  • The importance of RDM in the general context as well as for your own work
  • How to write data management plans (DMP) for grant proposals as well as for your own research
  • Managing privacy, consent, confidentiality and IP issues with respect to to data management
  • RDM compliance requirements and how to increase funding chances for grant proposals such as H2020
  • The application of Open Access principles to scholarly publishing; understanding copyright and licenses in relation to publishing agreements; using POLITO tools that support Open Access publishing; how to find suitable OA journals/platforms and how to bypass predatory journals
  • Shalini Kurapati - Open Science Fellow at Politecnico di Torino
  • Maria Girard and Monica Margara - Open Access Team at the Politecnico di Torino Library
  • Seminar 1: Introduction to RDM - 28 May 2020 9.30 - 12.30
  • Seminar 2: RDM for personal data and commercially sensitive data - 4 June 2020 9.30 to 12.30
  • Seminar 3: Publishing research outputs - 9 June 2020 9.30 to 12.30
  • Seminar 4: Writing Data Management Plans for Grant Proposals - 11 June 2020 9.30 to 12.30
  • Seminar 5: Final presentation and assessment - 23 June 2020 9.30 to 12.30
Final evaluation will be carried through the assessment of the DMP plan as well as short assignments with feedback and multiple choice quiz at the end of the course.

15 contact hours and about 5 hours of individual study
The course will be taught in English and will be held remotely.

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