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!)

In our Starter Kit, we describe 4 stages to set-up and foster your very own OSC:

1. Prepare and Launch
2. Grow and Inspire
3. Foster and Maintain
4. Dream and Scheme

You can find the OSC Starter Kit at

OSC Incubator Program (sign up ***HERE*** for free!)

In this online incubator program, we will assist up to 10 researchers and/or research supporters from around the globe in setting-up their local Open Science Community.
The incubator program is 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, twice per year (spring and fall editions) and free of charge, thanks to support from the EU funded projects AURORA RI and Skills4EOSC. 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 Spring Edition 2023 of the OSC Incubator Program is now open! Up to 10 tickets are available (first come, first serve). Please book your ticket by filling our THIS FORM.

March 1stGetting to know the program, and each other!
March 8thModule 1: Online meet-up
March 15thModule 1: Consultation
March 22ndModule 2: Online meet-up
March 29thModule 2: Consultation
April 12thModule 3: Online meet-up
April 19thModule 3: Consultation
April 26thModule 4: Online meet-up
May 3rdModule 4: Consultation
May 17thModule 5: Online meet-up
May 24thModule 5: Consultation
May 31stModule 6: Online meet-up
June 7thModule 6: Consultation
June 21stFinal presentations

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).