Are you a researcher or a staff member from a YERUN partner university and have you/your team initiated an activity on Open Science at your institution? Then, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the brand new YERUN Open Science awards!
The YERUN Open Science Awards are aimed at encouraging and rewarding Open Science initiatives across the YERUN network. We are excited to see applications that demonstrate and/or support the practice of varying aspects of Open Science, such as: FAIR and open data, Open Access publishing, recognition and rewards, public engagement, citizen science, open education, open science skills development, etc.
The awards target initiatives that support the scholarly community to adopt and implement Open Science principles in their work, and that are implemented by the following categories:
One initiative under each category will be selected and awarded as an inspiring practice in its field(s) that serves as an example for others in implementing Open Science.
Winners will bring in a monetary award to their institution/department (5,000€ for each award – 2 awards per year), which will be used to further advance the existing initiative or implement a new initiative on Open Science.
The two award-winning initiatives will be invited to showcase their work at an event organised by YERUN. All other eligible initiatives will be showcased in a dedicated space on the YERUN website and newsletter.
In order to apply for the YERUN Open Science Awards, at the time of the application the applying individual or team should be either:
At the time of applying, initiatives should be beyond the stage of planning and implementation; in other words, the initiative should be up and running at the time of application. Applicants are also asked to indicate in their application how they would use the award were they to receive it, in order to further foster Open Science behaviours and initiatives.
How to Apply
The application form for the YERUN Open Science Awards should be filled out directly by an individual involved in the initiative. If you know of some colleagues who could be good candidates, don’t hesitate to share the information with them! Alternatively, indicate their email address via this link and the YERUN Office will get in touch with them directly.
We encourage the submission of inspiring and innovative practices that contribute to raising awareness on Open Science, to building a community of practice about Open Science and to contribute to the university’s overall Open Science culture.
Applicants are requested to submit a case study between 1,000 and 1,600 words. Entries must be submitted using the online application system.
Applications should cover the following points as appropriate:
1) Description: What is the Open Science practice/initiative about? (max. 400 words)
2) Outputs: What has the initiative achieved so far? (max. 400 words)
3) FAIR: How Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reproducible is the practice? (max. 400 words)
4) Follow-up: How do you intend to use the award? (max. 400 words)
* Activities and initiatives should align with one or more of the following Open Science objectives:
Applications will be reviewed by an evaluation team comprising representatives from YERUN institutions. The evaluation process will consist of two phases. In the first phase, each application will be reviewed by two evaluators from YERUN institutions other than the one of the applicants. In the second phase, the applications passing the threshold will be reviewed by a final evaluation panel.
We look forward to receiving your applications and to discovering many exciting Open Science initiatives across YERUN!
For any enquiries, please contact the YERUN Secretary General, Ms. Silvia Gomez Recio: firstname.lastname@example.org