Call 2: Special Mobility Strand Staff Call to ROMOR EU Partners 2019

 

The ROMOR Erasmus+ Project offers opportunities for Academic and Staff Mobility for a traineeship in the field of Research Data Management. Applicants are from the four partner Palestinian Higher Education Institutions::

  • The Islamic University of Gaza
  • Birzeit University
  • AlQuds Open University
  • Palestine Technical University- Khadoorie

The University of Parma in Italy, and The Vienna University of Technology in Austria will host staff members from partner Palestinian universities as detailed in the calls below.

Important Dates:

  • Application Period: 27th of February 2019 – 14th of March 2019
  • Selection Period: 15th of March 2019 – 14th of April 2019
  • Notification of Results: 10th April 2019 – 15th of April 2019
  • Mobility Period: 9 – 12 days
  • Mobility Window: - (1-12 July 2019 Parma-Italy) OR - (September 5-15 2019 Vianna-Austria)

Application:

Applicants are required to fill in online application form HERE.

 

Selection:

The selection of applications will be made on the basis of

  1. the requirements fulfilled by the staff as stated in the call
  2. the motivation statement submitted by staff containing
  • the objectives to be achieved,
  • the activities planned,
  • the coherence of the work carried out abroad with the job pursued by the candidate,
  • the expected results and its benefits to ROMOR,
  • the dissemination plan

Priority is given to:

  • researchers who are working with a large size research data
  • researchers who have not participated in ROMOR mobility before
  • administrative staff who are involved in research data management and in the building, maintenance, or management of their institutions’ research repositories

Financial Support:

Under the scope of this project, staff can obtain financial support for their mobility.

1. Travel Costs

The amounts reported in the table below correspond to a return trip from the place of origin to the receiving organisation and back to the place of origin.

Travel costs based on receiving institution (amount per participant (return trip))

University of Parma: 360 EUR

Vienna University of technology: 360 EUR

2. Subsistence Costs

Subsistence costs based on receiving institution (per day)

University of Parma 140 EUR

Vienna University of technology 140 EUR

Calls details:

The University of Parma Call

Target Researchers, Research support staff (Library, IT services, Research Office, etc.)
Level of seniority of staff (if appropriate) A specific background is not required, but a Webinar before the arrival in Parma is planned to familiarize with training structure and outcomes
Duration of mobility 1-12 July 2019
Overall objectives of the mobility

This mobility visit will allow both teaching and research support staff to increase their knowledge of :

  • Research output management marketing plan and advocacy
  • Research output management re-use and copyright issues
  • Planning training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research.
The added value of the mobility (in the context of the modernization and internationalization strategies of the institutions involved):

While in Parma, staff will have the opportunity to:

  • Be taught by international experts who are dealing with similar issues (subject to availability).
  • Visits are planned to the Universities of Padova / Venezia and Bologna / Firenze to confront with university IR and research managers about their policies and solutions for research output management (to be confirmed).
Activities to be carried out

Week 1:

  • Introduction to FAIR with a focus on Interoperability and Reuse
  • Workshop on Data carpentry
  • Visit to Padova Venezia
  • Presentation of OpenAire

Week 2:

  • Expert lectures on Copyright, Creative Commons, Privacy issues for Research outputs management
  • Visit to Bologna Firenze
  • Workshop of PSHE participants presenting their assignments
Requirements Webinar before the arrival in Parma is planned to familiarise with Study School training structure and learning outcomes
Expected outcomes and impact (e.g. on the professional development of the staff member and on both institutions)

Staff will acquire knowledge, expertise and practical experience in:

  • Planning a Research outputs management campaign
  • Re-using research data for the full research lifecycle

Vienna University of Technology Call

Target Researchers, Research support staff (Library, IT services, Research Office, etc.)
Duration of mobility 5-15 September 2019
Overall objectives of the mobility

This mobility visit will increase the knowledge and the practical experience of research support staff members about Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirement. The mobility will enable them to evaluate their OAIRs in line with these requirements. They will also discuss the challenging topics they face in RDM and will have the opportunity to get feedback from experts on these topics.

This mobility will increase the knowledge and the practical experience of researchers about implementing research data management plans for their research data.

Added value of the mobility (in the context of the modernisation and internationalisation strategies of the institutions involved)

While in Vienna, staff will have the opportunity to:

Meet other experts who are dealing with similar issues.

It might be possible to organize visits to e.g.:

http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/epub

http://epub.wu.ac.at/

http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/

https://ist.ac.at/library/library-services/data-repository/

https://gisgba.geologie.ac.at/gbaviewer/?url=https://gisgba.geologie.ac.at/ArcGIS/rest/services/AT_GBA_BOHRKERNE/MapServer

https://new.siemens.com/at/de.html

Activities to be carried out
  • External visits will take place: 5-6 September
  • Date of session meetings taking place: 9-13 September
    • 2 days for meeting in the beginning (separate sessions for researchers and repository people)
    • 2 days for completing assignments
    • 1 day for reporting back

There will be two session types:

  • For repository people
    • Preparation for CoreTrustSeal (CTS)
      • Discussing existing workflows implemented for repository submission, etc.
      • Making self-assessment according to CTS
    • External visibility
      • Connecting to OpenAIRE, Linked Data, etc.
  • For researchers
    • They bring in use cases and challenges in sharing data (prepare use cases before coming to Vienna)
    • We work together to identify how this can be solved
    • During the workshop, they write and execute a DMP
      • Everyone writes and implements its own DMP
      • They need to prepare use cases/data before the workshop
Requirements

Some background reading on the topic is encouraged:

Researchers:

  • Familiarize yourself with FAIR and Open science. (I think Joy mentioned an online course, not sure if it is relevant)

https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/

https://zenodo.org/record/1285290#.XHAOGugzbIU

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/node/2326

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/node/2331

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/node/2332

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/node/2328

Staff working in RDM:

  • Familiarize yourself with OpenAire repository compliance:

https://guidelines.openaire.eu/en/latest/

  • Familiarize yourself with CoreTrustSeal (CTS):

https://www.coretrustseal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Intro_To_Core_Trustworthy_Data_Repositories_Requirements_2016-11.pdf

Write NO MORE THAN 1 page of text explaining:

[to be submitted 2 weeks prior to arrival to the workshop, not a requirement to apply; the positive aspects are to be emphasized: the data is needed to better target the training towards participants needs.]

Researchers:

1. What data you collect (type, format, size) and how you process it/work with it?

2. Why publishing data underlying publications is important?

3. Which aspect of FAIRness is most important to you. Pick ONE and explain.

4. In what way ROMOR outputs can help you do your research?

Also, if you are a CS researcher, you can:

5. prepare concept ideas for implementing one or more of RDA recommendations

https://rd-alliance.org/recommendations-and-outputs/all-recommendations-and-outputs

Staff working in RDM:

1. What is your role in the RDM of your institution?

2. Which specific sections of the CTS self-assessment requirements (I – XVI) are most relevant for your role? Explain why.

3. Which of the currently CTS certified repositories would you use as a role model? Provide a link and explain why.

4. Would you recommend using ORCID id at your institution? Explain why.

Also, RDM staff need to:

5. Draw a diagram of the upload workflow of your institution (and also to be presented as a demonstration in the workshop)

6. Propose area your institution had a particular success (and also to be presented in the workshop)

7. Propose area your institution has a particular challenge to implement (and also to be presented in the workshop)

Resources (Readings)

https://www.coretrustseal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Core_Trustworthy_Data_Repositories_Requirements_01_00.pdf

https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/

https://data-archive.ac.uk/media/2894/managingsharing.pdf

https://guidelines.openaire.eu/en/latest/

Expected outcomes and impact (e.g. on the professional development of the staff member and on both institutions)
  • Staff will acquire knowledge, expertise and practical experience in Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirement
  • Researchers will implement research data management plans for their data

 

Contact:

The ROMOR Project website is here: romor.iugaza.edu.ps

 

For inquiries please contact ROMOR representatives in local universities:

      • Islamic University of Gaza
        Dr. Rawia Awadallah
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      • Birzeit University
        Prof. Adnan Yahya
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      • Al-Quds Open University
        Dr. Yousef Abuzir
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      • Palestine Technical University- Kadoori
        Dr. Nael SALMAN
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We wish you a good luck!