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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:

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

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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Open Access week 2021 – Open in Practice

For Open Access week this year we are going to be focusing on the practical side of Open, not just Open Access, but Open Data, Code, Software, Licensing, you name it, we are aiming to t

Upcoming webinar: Focus on Open Science

The UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship is collaborating with the University of Stockholm and Scientific Knowledge Services on organising an Open Science Webinar on 18 June.

Open Science started as a vision, aiming to address matters like research reproducibility and access to the results of publicly-funded research. The vision was generally welcomed by academic and research institutions and has benefited from a great advocacy movement. It’s high time now to build on practice and effective management.

Upcoming event: UCL Festival of Code

The UCL Festival of Code (14-18 June 2021) celebrates the contribution software and coding communities make to research and innovation.  Register for the opportunity to learn new skills, tools and insights, as well as to build your network across UCL.

Brexit and Beyond – what does copyright look like post-Brexit?

On Monday 17th May, we brought together three experts for an in depth look at the impact that Brexit has already had on copyright in the UK and what could be coming next.

Catherine Stihler (CEO Creative Commons), Ben White (Researcher, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management, Bournemouth University) and Dr Emily Hudson (Reader in Law, King’s College London) all brought their own distinct backgrounds and experiences to bear on this topic for a truly interesting discussion.