Open Life Science (OLS), cohort 2: OLS-2, 2020

Subject: OLS-2 for Turing call for application

What: The application call for Turing members is open until 15 July 2020

Mentoring period: September to December 2020

Who is this call for:

General contact:

For applicants (project leads):

  1. Application submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ols2 
  2. Website: https://openlifesci.org/index#applications
  3. Tweet: https://twitter.com/openlifesci/status/1264598533954568193?s=20

Mentors and experts sign up form: https://forms.gle/uMpTKpn1i3M8Hd1n7

Presentations:

  1. Presentation from the Tools, Practices and Systems seminar series
  2. Short presentation about Open Life Science

General Flyer:

Short blurb:

Open Life Science is a 16-week mentoring and training program for early-stage researchers and potential academic leaders who want to become ambassadors for Life Science in their communities. After successfully concluding their first cohort this May with 25 project leads, they have opened a call for applications for their next cohort, which will begin in September 2020.  To specifically support members at The Alan Turing Institute, they have collaborated with The Turing Way to offer “OLS-2 for Turing” training and mentoring for projects run by individuals or teams to help integrate open research practices in their workflow. The deadline for application is 15 July 2020. Visit https://openlifesci.org/ for application details including Q&A webinar notes and videos.

Long read (proposal):

Open Life Science (https://openlifesci.org/) program mentors and trains individuals and stakeholders working in research organisations who want to promote Open Science practice in their communities. Participants of this 16-week mentoring & training program learn essential knowledge required to create, lead, and sustain an Open Science project, connect with members across different communities, backgrounds, and identities by sharing their experiences and expertise. The complete schedule and participation guidelines of the program are available at https://openlifesci.org/ols-2#schedule.

After successfully running the first cohort this year, they have announced a call for applications for the second round that will take place from September to December 2020.

Under the Turing’s Tools, Practices and Systems Research Program, Open Life Science has collaborated with The Turing Way to offer training and mentoring to interested members from The Alan Turing Institute who would like to join this program with individual or team projects. This program will offer an opportunity to develop Open Science aspects in the projects that participants either already have been working on, or want to develop in the near future. Mentors will be preferably selected from The Alan Turing Institute 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.

The standard deadline is 30 June 2020 and the application can be submitted via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ols2. For Turing as a collaborating organisation, this deadline will be extended to 15 July 2020 to ensure that interested participants have sufficient time to discuss their plans with their supervisors within the organisation.

To answer questions related to this program, we hosted online information sessions, notes and video links for which are shared on this document.

Email for the invitation to individuals and organisations:

Subject: Invitation to apply for and promote the Open Life Science Program

Dear [name here],

We are organising the Open Life Science (https://openlifesci.org/) program for mentoring and training individuals and other stakeholders in research who want to become ambassadors for Open Science in their communities.

Participants of this 16-week mentoring & training program will learn essential knowledge required to create, lead, and sustain an Open Science project, connect with members across different communities, backgrounds, and identities by sharing their experiences and expertise. The complete schedule and participation guidelines of the program are available at https://openlifesci.org/syllabus. Initially designed to support life science projects, this program has now expanded its scope to other fields where these skills will be useful.

After successfully running our first cohort this year, we are now accepting applications for the second cohort (OLS-2). We are specifically delighted to announce that we have collaborated with The Turing Way to support members at The Alan Turing Institute under the OLS-2 for Turing call for application, which can be submitted until 15 July 2020 at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ols2.

This program gives a unique opportunity to develop an Open Science project that participants either already have been working on, or want to develop in the near future individually or in teams. More information regarding the roles and benefits for our mentees and previously completed projects can be found on our website.

For any additional information, you can contact Sarah Gibson, a Research Software Engineer (sgibson@turing.ac.uk) at Turing or Malvika Sharan (msharan@turing.ac.uk), community manager of The Turing Way and OLS team member, who are the contact points for OLS-2 for Turing.

To learn more about the program, please watch the recording from our Q&A webinar (12 June 2020) or contact the OLS team by emailing (team@openlifesci.org) or connect on Twitter @openlifesci.

If you would like to invite someone from your local network to apply as mentees (group applications are welcome), please see our promotion pack to reuse the email template and other promotional materials.

To nominate yourself or someone else as a mentor or expert, please use this form: https://forms.gle/uMpTKpn1i3M8Hd1n7, or let us know if we can contact them directly.

Best regards,

Sarah Gibson and Malvika Sharan

On behalf of the OpenLifeSci team

https://openlifesci.org

More about the Mentors and Experts:

  1. Sign up form: https://forms.gle/uMpTKpn1i3M8Hd1n7

  1. Mentor’s roles and time commitments:

Mentors work closely with participants to help further their Open Science skills and become ambassadors for Open Science practice, training and education in their communities.

  1. Experts’s roles and time commitments: Experts have existing experience in a relevant subject area and may be invited to:

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