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    Event 08.02.21 - 24.05.21 | Online

    Training: Open Life Science for EOSC-Life RIs

    3rd cohort, February to May 2021

    Open Life Science (OLS) is a 16-week long personal mentorship and cohort-based training for individuals who would like to develop and lead Open Research projects in their communities. OLS will open a call for mentors and project leads from EOSC RIs for their third cohort, which is expected to take place from February-May 2021. In each cohort, the participants of this program will:

    • share their expertise and gain knowledge essential to create, lead, and sustain an Open Science project
    • connect with members across different projects, communities, backgrounds, and identities
    • empower each other to become effective Open Science ambassadors in their communities

    Open Life Science has received the EOSC-Life Training grant (first round), to train and mentor EOSC-RI members under the collaboration name OLS-3 for EOSCThis program will provide a unique opportunity to individuals and teams to integrate best practices for open and reproducible research in new or ongoing projects. They will also offer microgrants to our participants to ensure that they can equitably participate in the program (see this post for details). You are welcome to attend the graduation calls from 15-17 December 2021 to find more about projects from the previous round and join their Q&A webinar on 4 January 2021 to ask specific questions you may have.

    Who is this call for:

    • Project leads/mentees: People interested to lead any projects they are working on or want to develop. They can be early-career researchers, support staff, business and core team members, community and project managers etc.
    • Mentors:  People with background or experience in Open Science who would like to support project leads/mentees
    • Experts: People interested in providing support, provide learning materials, consultation to our mentees or speak at the calls
    • Partner organisations and friends: Organisations and teams who would like to collaborate with OLS to lead this program in their own network or promote OLS in their community


    • This call is open to all, but there will be a special group set up for members EOSC-Life RIs if there are enough applicants.

    Mentors will be preferably selected from EOSC-Life RI community but there will be a possibility to match projects with the right mentor from their current capacity. More information regarding the roles and benefits for the mentees and eligibility of a proposed project can be found on their website.


    Time commitment: A 30-minute call with your mentee every other week and one 1-1/2 hour call with your cohort every other week.


    • Early January, 2021 (date TBA): Q&A session for interested EOSC-Life participants
    • January 18, 2021: Closing of the applications on Easychair
    • January 26, 2021: Successful applicants announced
    • February 8, 2021: Start of the 16-week program
    • May 24, 2021: Conclusion of the 16-week program

    For more information, please contact the OLS team ( or join their public mailing list to receive updates.

    Submit your application via Easychair here!


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