Open Data / Open Access

Provider

Main Library UZH

Open Data

Open Data Basics

Description

This introductory course familiarizes students with important issues around research data; they learn about relevant components of research data management, including how to find and re-use data (with licenses) and how to use data repositories. Data sharing and data publication, including aspects of data protection and sharing personal data, are also covered in this course. The course takes place as a 1-day face-to-face event with blended learning components before and after the course.

Target group

This introductory course is intended for bachelor students, master students and PhD students who have little or no prior knowledge of research data management.

Course dates

The course will take place twice during the semester: 22 October 2021 and 27 October 2021.

The course will be held in English.

Assessment / ECTS Credits

Written assessment / 1 ECTS

Working with FAIR data (Open Data Advanced I)

Description

In the course "Working with FAIR data" students are familiarized with important aspects of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data as an essential prerequisite for publishing and sharing their data and for increased reproducibility and replicability of scientific research. They learn how to make their own data FAIR following existing standards (e.g. metadata) and how to assess the FAIRness of existing datasets. The course takes place as a 1-day face-to-face event with blended learning components before and after the course.

Target group

The course is intended for interested bachelor students, master students and PhDs who have some prior knowledge in data management and who would like to share their data with the scientific community and to increase its reusability.

Course dates

The course will take place twice during the semester: 19 November 2021 and 24 November 2021.

The course will be held in English.

Assessment / ECTS Credits

Written assessment / 1 ECTS

Data management planning (Open Data Advanced II)

Description

In the course "Data management planning" students are familiarized with important aspects of data management planning along the data life cycle, i.e. data documentation & organization, data processing, data storage, data preservation and protection, archiving and publishing and data reuse and discovery. Legal aspects of data sharing and reuse, and ethical aspects of data management (e.g. working with personal data) will also be covered. The course thus aims at equipping students with the required knowledge to write their own data management plan (DMP) according to funding requirements (e.g. SNSF). The course takes place as a 1-day face-to-face event with blended learning components before and after the course.

Target group

The course is intended for master and PhD students, and interested bachelor students, that have little or no prior knowledge of data management planning. It is recommended that participants will or are about to write a data management plan for a future research project.

Course dates

The course will take place twice during the semester: 8 December 2021 and 10 December 2021.

The course will be held in English.

Assessment / ECTS Credits

Written assessment / 1 ECTS

Open Access

Open Access Basics

Description

The introductory course „Open Access Basics“ introduces students to the field of Open Access and Open Science. They learn about the newest developments in the publication landscape, explore the characteristics of Open Access and the difference to publications in traditional subscription-based journals. Publication versions and types will also be discussed, as well as challenges that (young) researchers face with regard to Open Access publishing. The course takes place as a 1-day face-to-face event with blended learning components before and after the course.

Target group

This introductory course is intended for bachelor and master students, and PhD students, with no or little prior knowledge of Open Access.

Course dates

The course will take place twice during the semester: 13 October 2021 and 15 October 2021.

The course will be held in English.

Assessment / ECTS Credits

Written assessment / 1 ECTS

Description

The course “Legal aspects of Open Access“ familiarizes students with the legal aspects of Open Access publishing, such as copyright, licenses and working with personal data and data protection. They learn about different license types and their rights for self-archiving their own publications, differences between publishing in traditional journals vs. Open Access journals, licenses for data and software publication and legal aspects of reusing existing materials (incl. images). Accessing manuscripts via alternative publication platforms and via browser add-ons will also be covered. The course takes place as a 1-day face-to-face event with blended learning components before and after the course.

Target group

This advanced course is intended for master and PhD students and interested bachelor students who have some prior knowledge of Open Access publishing. It is recommended but not required that participants have some knowledge or experience in publishing research.

Course dates

The course will take place twice during the semester: 10 November 2021 and 12 November 2021.

The course will be held in English.

Assessment / ECTS Credits

Written assessment / 1 ECTS

Open Access: Funding and requirements (Open Access Advanced II)

Description

The course familiarizes students with the Open Access and Open Data requirements and policies of important funding bodies (e.g. SNSF, EU, private partners) and the UZH. They learn how to comply with these requirements in their choice of publication venue and choice of Open Access route, how to verify copyright compliance and embargo periods and how to finance potential article/book processing charges when publishing gold or hybrid Open Access. The consequences of such policies on early-career researchers will also be discussed. The course takes place as a 1-day face-to-face event with blended learning components before and after the course.

Target group

This advanced course is intended for PhD and advanced master students and interested bachelor students who have some prior knowledge of Open Access publishing.

Course dates

The course will take place twice during the semester: 29 November 2021 and 3 December 2021.

The course will be held in English.

Assessment / ECTS Credits

Written assessment / 1 ECTS