EIFL Open Science Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp
EIFL call for open science trainers in our partner countries to apply for the EIFL Open Science Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp

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Note, applications to participate in the bootcamp closed on 16 October 2023.

Are you based in one of our partner countries and want to strengthen your open science training skills? Apply now for the EIFL virtual open science train-the-trainer bootcamp, which runs over five half days, from 13 - 17 November 2023.

Who should attend?

We are looking for librarians, research support staff and other professionals who are planning to deliver open science training to researchers and students and who are based in one of our partner countries.

What will you learn?

We expect participants to have some basic knowledge of open access. After the course you will - 

  • Be able to communicate why open science is an issue that researchers can't afford to ignore; be able to explain how to go about making research more open and how to progress a research career through practicing open science.
  • Understand how to teach and train researchers and students on open access publishing, research data management, open data and open science.
  • Become confident and have the knowledge to deal with difficult questions about open science.
  • Be able to plan open science training activities and be aware of best practices in training design for online, face-to-face and hybrid events; understand how to work with diverse audiences; know how to evaluate the impact of your open science training and how to make your training materials FAIR (Finable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).

Selection criteria

We will use the following evaluation criteria when assessing your application, so please try to provide as many details as possible!

  • Potential and motivation to conduct open science training in your institution or country - 50%.
  • Previous experience as a trainer, particularly on topics related to open access - 50%.

We plan to accept 40 applicants who will learn and work together on engaging open science training.

Will there be any expenses?

This course will be free, however, participants are expected to commit time - five half-days for the duration of the course, from 13 - 17 November.

Deadlines and timeline

  • Deadline for applications: 16 October 2023 - Apply here / call closed.
  • Results announcement: 23 October 2023
  • Bootcamp: 13 - 17 November 2023

Bootcamp instructors

Jonathan England, Iryna Kuchma, Mirjana Nešić, Irena Nježić, Ljiljana Radisavljević, Milica Ševkušić and Obrad Vučkovac.


This training follows a similar EIFL Open Science Bootcamp organized by EIFL in January/February 2023, in which 84 trainers from 24 took part. 

Enhancing open science and open research skills by organizing ‘train-the-trainer’ activities, creating training materials, and advocating for research incentives and structures that support and promote the acquisition of open science and open research skills, are among EIFL’s strategic goals

Open science is an approach that makes research processes and data open and transparent at all stages, from planning to dissemination of results, and which encourages collaboration among researchers. Growing numbers of researchers, research institutions and research funders have recognized the importance of open science in promoting responsible research and innovation. By building a cohort of open science trainers, we aim to boost adoption of open science practices in our partner countries.