The FOSTER Project aims to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE in their daily workflow, thus supporting researchers optimising their research visibility and impact, the adoption of EU open access policies in line with the EU objectives on Responsible Research & Innovation.

The main goal is to promote open data in the research community and raise awareness about sharing research data and using existing research data.


In the framework of this project, a course is offered by CESSDA partners, designed for doctoral students from the field of social sciences and humanities. This takes the form of a series of hands-on multi-day doctoral training events and hands-on sessions focused on good Research Data Management practices and issues related to data sharing within the current EU frameworks. They will be held at universities in five European countries, organised with partners of CESSDA.

Topics covered during the training will be critical areas related to research data management for open data in the social sciences, such as metadata and contextual description, ethical and legal aspects of sharing sensitive or confidential data, anonymising research data for reuse, and writing a data management plan.

Teaching will be delivered by trainers from across the CESSDA partners.

Project News

Report from the 5 CESSDA workshops on RDM organised in 2015

Read the full report on the FOSTER website.

Presentations and video recordings from the training on RDM and Open Data in Ljubljana now available

The course "Research Data Management and Open Data" took place at the 10th ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 23rd to 25th July 2015. The event was supported by the FOSTER project.

Doctoral students from different European countries participated in lectures and hands-on sessions focused on good Research Data Management practices and issues related to data sharing within the current EU frameworks, which foster open science.

Topics covered:

  • Research Data Management
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Depositing and Using Data

The presentations and video recordings of the FOSTER-CESSDA training for doctoral students are now available on the FOSTER portal and on the event webpage.

Upcoming FOSTER Training events:

List of all upcoming events


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Disclaimer: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 612425.

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