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Open Research: A 2024 NISO Training Series

Training Series


Most of us professionals supporting or conducting research have heard of various aspects of open science and scholarship. But do we really understand the why of these practices, do we recognize open science and do we understand its diversity? And can we apply knowledge of open science in our own institutional contexts?  

Using the research cycle as a framework, this course will help you navigate the open science landscape in packed but lively sessions. Sessions will include the following topics:

  •  research preparation, public engagement and citizen science;
  • preregistration, reproducibility issues, open code;
  • open data;
  • preprints, open access, publication strategies; 
  • open peer review;
  • metadata and open science in monitoring and assessment

 You will learn how all these are applied by researchers and supported by librarians, data managers and other professionals. All sessions combine presentation, demonstrations, hands-on exploration and discussion. You will leave the course with knowledge and insights but also with ideas and inspiration to include open science perspectives and practices in your own role and context.

Training Facilitator

Jeroen Bosman, Scholarly Communications and Geoscience Librarian, Utrecht University

Training Facilitator

Bianca Kramer, Librarian for Life Sciences and Medicine, Utrecht University

Course Duration and Dates

The series consists of eight (8) weekly segments, each lasting 90 minutes. Specific dates are:

  • September 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 31 (No class on October 24)
  • November 7, 14, 21

Each session will be recorded and links to that archived recording will be disseminated to course registrants within 2 business days of the close of the specific session. We strongly encourage attendees to download these files to ensure continued access.

Additional Information

Registration is non-transferable, and login via this Zoom link is exclusively accessible to the registered individual. As registrants, you can expect to receive a message containing your attendee sign-on credentials three business days prior to the scheduled Thursday session.

If you have not received your instructions by the day before an event, please contact NISO headquarters for assistance via email ( 

Registrants for an event may cancel participation and receive a refund (less $30.00) if the notice of cancellation is received at NISO HQ ( one full week prior to the event date. If received less than 7 days before, no refund will be provided. 

Broadcast Platform

NISO uses the Zoom platform for purposes of broadcasting our live events. Zoom provides apps for a variety of computing devices (tablets, laptops, etc.) To view the broadcast, you will need a device that supports the Zoom app. Attendees may also choose to listen just to audio on their phones. Sign-on credentials include the necessary dial-in numbers, if that is your preference. Once notified of their availability, recordings may be downloaded from the Zoom platform to your machine for local viewing.