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Published December 22, 2023 | Version 1.0
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D1.1 State of the art of Open and Responsible trainings

  • 1. ROR icon Aarhus University
  • 1. ROR icon OpenAIRE Non-Profit Civil Partnership
  • 2. ROR icon Data Archiving and Networked Services
  • 3. ROR icon European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
  • 4. ROR icon European Science Foundation
  • 5. ROR icon Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
  • 6. ROR icon Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
  • 7. ROR icon Rudjer Boskovic Institute
  • 8. ROR icon University of Minho
  • 9. ROR icon Centre for Social Innovation


The current document, titled ‘State of the art of Open and Responsible trainings’ has been developed within the PATTERN project, which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme (grant agreement No 101094416).

Our main objectives in this report are as follows:

·        Mapping Open Science (OS) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) training opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers, with a focus on Europe;

·        Identifying gaps and opportunities in OS and RRI skills training;

·        Conveying current trends and insights into OS and RRI skills training in Europe and beyond.  

The PATTERN consortium includes partners from across Europe that possess extensive expertise in the following eight Open RRI transferable skill areas: Open Access; Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) Data Management; Citizen Science; Research Integrity; Gender, non-discrimination and inclusion in research; Dissemination and Exploitation of Results; Science Communication (towards media and policy makers); and Management and Leadership. Through collective knowledge gathering in the consortium, desk research, and a survey, PATTERN has mapped over 500 training resources covering these eight areas.  Moreover, this work was complemented by three mutual learning events and interviews to understand gaps, needs and opportunities, as well as current trends and best practices in training.

The training resources span course-type activities, such as courses, workshops, and e-learning, as well as static resources potentially useful in training, including guides, reports, recordings of webinars, etc. Both in-person and online or blended formats, and both informal and formal training, were mapped. We analysed the content themes of all training and resources mapped to identify gaps and opportunities. A subset of trainings and resources, around 250, that are digitally and freely available were quality-assessed based on their relevance, accessibility, ease of implementation and adaption, adequate structure and description of aims, goals and methods, and clear language.  We identified their strengths and weaknesses, along with gaps in training addressed, to evaluate their suitability for reuse and the opportunities for new training in the eight Open RRI themes.

**This version of the document is still under approval of the EC


PATTERN_D1.1_State of the art of Open and Responsible Trainings_v1.0.pdf

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PATTERN – Piloting open and responsible Activities and Trainings Towards the Enhancement of Researchers Networks 101094416
European Commission