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Training and Skills

When engaging with Open Science it is important that we identify and address training needs across all of our audiences. 

This page, along with our page highlighting the research community, is designed as a one stop shop for all of the training available across the university. Get in touch if you would like your training adding to our page, or would like to use the Open@UCL blog to promote your training course or event.

UCL Training

There are many sources of training across UCL, delivered by different teams online and in person, but new staff and PhD students should start with our Open Science & Scholarship Module on Moodle:

Open Education

UCL has a global reputation for providing research-based education, which includes a commitment to transmit education and educational outputs to a wider audience, and so naturally is strong advocate of Open Education. We have taken the view that the Education and Skills ‘pillar’ should also incorporate Open Education. UCL has actively promoted Open Education to staff and students, creating a presence for Open Education within the university. In addition, an Open Education Resources repository – OpenEd@UCL – was launched in 2018.

Events and Training feed

Next week is Love Data Week!

Love Data week is now upon us! We have prepared the wine, bought the chocolates, and lined up a whole host of delicious blog posts for you to enjoy!

The date for the Research Data drop-in clinic is set for Thursday 17th February at 10.30am and representatives from across the university will be ready and waiting to answer all of your questions. There is still time for you to get your link to join us by adding your email address to our contact list using this form.

Coming soon – Love Data Week!

We heart dataForget about finding a restaurant for Valentine’s Day, join us instead in the week of the 14th of February and love your data!

New dates for UKRI open access briefings

2022 sees the start of the new UKRI policy, and big changes for researchers whose work is funded by the UK Research Councils. By April, when the policy starts, all UK Research Council PIs, and in fact anyone whose papers include funding from one of the UK Research Councils, need to understand how the policy will affect them.

Open Science monthly schedule outline – Academic year 21/22

New for the academic year 2021-22 the Office for Open Science and Scholarship is organising a monthly series of talks, showcases and training sessions across as many of the eight pillars as we can fit in for UCL colleagues and students at all levels.

Open Access Week: UCL Press as eTextbook publisher

Thank you to everyone that attended the Open Access week session from UCL Press outlining their new project to develop Open Access eTextbooks!

The recording and the slides are available below as well as links from the speakers and the promised answers to the remaining questions from the audience!

Questions and Answers

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