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Research Data Management: Open Science

This library guide outlines the basics of data management and creating a data management plan.

What is Open Science

Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.


Open Science Framework

In December the African Open Science Framework sent out a document on the African Open Science Platform's strategy during its official launch' at the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA2018) Meeting, 12-14 Dec 2018

Sources for Open Science


FOSTER Plus (Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond) is a 2-year, EU-funded project, carried out by 11 partners across 6 countries. The primary aim is to contribute to a real and lasting shift in the behaviour of European researchers to ensure that Open Science (OS) becomes the norm. To this end, a key objective for the FOSTER project has been to develop a set of ten training courses targeted towards early career researchers

FOSTER Plus aimed to reuse existing training content wherever possible and have worked closely with discipline specific partners to ensure that pointers to discipline specific tools and resources have been included. Ten draft courses covering a range of Open Science topics such as open access, research data, open source software, and open peer-review have been developed. To find out more about the course development, you can read a FOSTER blog post