Start your own OSC

Do you want to start your own local Open Science Community and join our network? You can either follow the steps described in our OSC Starter Kit or join our online OSC Incubator Program.

OSC Starter Kit (for free!)

Four steps of the Open Science Community Starter Kit: 
1. Prepare and Launch
2. Grow and Inspire
3. Foster and Maintain
4. Dream and Scheme

OSC Incubator Program (also free!)

In this online incubator program, offered twice per year, we will assist up to 10 participants from around the globe in setting-up their local Open Science Community.
The incubator program is a 15-week online program, based on the OSC Starter Kit, and consists of six modules:

1. Mission and Vision
2. Community Engagement
3. Communication Strategy
4. Stakeholder Engagement
5. Governance and Sustainability
6. Open!

We are able to offer the OSC Incubator Program and free of charge, thanks to support from the EU funded projects AURORA RI and Skills4EOSC. The program is suited both for researchers and research support staff – both are well suited to set-up an OSC. The estimated workload, including meetings, assignments and reading materials, is about 96 hours in total. Please find below the dates of the upcoming Incubator Program (all online sessions are from 10.00 – 12.00 CET).

Registration for the Winter/Spring Edition 2024 of the OSC Incubator Program is now open! Up to 10 tickets are available (first come, first serve).
Please book your ticket by clicking on the button above this text.

Jan 10thGetting to know the program, and each other!
Jan 17thModule 1: Meet-up
Jan 24thModule 1: Check-in
Jan 31stModule 2: Meet-up
Feb 7thModule 2: Check-in
Feb 21stModule 3: Meet-up
Feb 28th Module 3: Check-in
March 6thModule 4: Meet-up
March 13thModule 4: Check-in
March 27thModule 5: Meet-up
April 3rdModule 5: Check-in
April 10thModule 6:Meet-up
April 17thModule 6: Check-in
April 24thFinal presentations
What to know more? Check out this blog-post by Fotis Mystakopoulos, where he looks back at his experience with the OSC Incubator Program, or have a sneak-peek at the materials. 

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The OSC Incubator Program is developed and run by INOSC, with support of AURORA RI (H2020-IBA-SwafS-Support-2-2020) and Skills4EOSC (HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01).

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