The Community of Practice for Training Coordinators (CoP) is an informal network to share training experiences initiated by a group of people who coordinate training programmes of research and e-infrastructures. This initiative of starting a Community of Practice for training coordinators aims to map out the training activities of various pan-European, EOSC-related initiatives and strengthen their training capacity by improved alignment, sharing experiences and good practices, initiating cross-infrastructure training activities.
Background: One of the outcomes of the EUDAT project final conference was to set up several training workshops across Europe. At the EUDAT end conference the team, including OpenAIRE, proposed to continue collaboration, independent of projects, in a bottom up initiative for a Community of Practice for training coordinators. The idea was welcomed at the education and training group of the RDA and OpenAIRE has taken up coordination activities.
On 6 September 2018 the CoP was launched with a first online call. This call was followed up by a monthly call ever since. The CoP calls are about exchanging news about training related topics such as the EOSC training portal, new training offerings by projects or infrastructures, how to create badges, curricula, etc. As a member you receive an invite to the monthly calls.
During the DI4R in October 2018 the CoP organised a first face to face meeting: “Have a CoP of T in our cafe” (see here). Two other meetings took place at the Open Science FAIR in Porto (September 2019) on Making EOSC Training More FAIR and at the EOSC Symposium in Budapest (November 2019) on Skills development for EOSC - Competences and Training infrastructure for EOSC. A three-day workshop on Training in the EOSC in February 2020 in the Hague released recommendations on the Rules of Participation for training and practical guidance for training service providers. GDPR and training: How to organize GDPR compliant online events webinar is planned for October and How to effectively engage a community? session in November 2020.
Previous meetings: Gdoc
Send an email to Iryna Kuchma, iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net
Veronika Keck, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences