International Open Access Week, now in its tenth year, is the chance to celebrate the great benefits of opening up knowledge for all. To mark the occasion the University of Reading is hosting a number of events throughout the week.
Monday 22 October – Drop in: Open Access FAQs with the CentAUR Team
Do you have questions about ROSS, REF, or Open Access? The CentAUR team will answer your frequently asked questions. If you are not able to come along tweet us your questions at @UniRdg_CentAUR using the hashtag #askthecentaur.
Time: 1-2pm. Location: Edith Morley G74.
Wednesday 24 October – Paywall
Join us for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a documentary about academic publishing and the tug of war over paywalls.
Time: 1-2:30pm. Location: Edith Morley G27.
Friday 26 October –The Game of Open Access
Play an open access board game about open access! At this informal session you will develop an understanding of open access through the initial idea for an article to its acceptance for publication. Bring your lunch.
Time: 1-2pm. Location: Carrington 201.
The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Action network is inviting applications for its online course on Open Data Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition.
About the course
This course aims to strengthen the capacity of data producers and data consumers to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition. It will equip participants with an understanding of different types of data formats and uses, and will highlight how important it is for data to be reliable, accessible and transparent.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles and benefits of open data
- Understand ethics and responsible use of data
- Identify the steps to advocate for open data policies
- Understand how and where to find open data
- Apply techniques to data analysis and visualisation
- Recognise the necessary steps to set up an open data repository
- Define the FAIR data principles
- Understand the basics of copyright and database rights
- Apply open licenses to data
The course is delivered through the Moodle e-learning platform.
Who should apply?
The course will be of interest to researchers working in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, weather and climate, and land data, as well as to anyone supporting research or involved in policy-making or communication in these areas.
The course runs from 9 April to 4 May 2018.
Applications must be submitted via the online registration form by Sunday 1 April.