Online Course


The learning objectives for the OPENING DOORS online course entitled: “Opening Your Research To Collaborative Futures”, have been informed by three separate stakeholder engagement processes: stakeholder interviews in three countries (Work Package 1), a curriculum co-design “world-cafe” event and an “industry check” of the proposed curriculum (Work Package 2).

The learning objectives are as follows:

  1. Build awareness of, and practice using open innovation frameworks and tools to facilitate co-creation and innovative thinking with stakeholders to increase the societal value of research.
  2. Build awareness of, and practice using a selection of open science tools and approaches including ethical considerations such as research integrity and data management.
  3. Design and implement collaborative projects with other researchers (from different sectors, disciplines and geographies), with other industry or community groups, understanding the importance of process as well as outcomes.
  4. Communicate and open your research up to a variety of international stakeholders including researchers from other disciplines, community organisations, governments, businesses, and civil society.
  5. Articulate and explain your knowledge, worldview, methodologies and research goals and be able to respectfully engage on these topics across sectoral and disciplinary boundaries.
  6. Create a plan for professional development and the development of a professional network to support traditional and/or non-traditional career paths that align to your values, talents and interests.

These learning objectives will be realised over a 3-week period, where course participants will partake in a mixture of live, online seminars/discussions/small group work/guest lectures, on topics associated with the competencies underpinning open science and open innovation. Additionally, course participants will work in teams, specifically towards addressing a “challenge” proposed by an external organisation, over the 3-week period. Course participants will support each other through peer sharing and feedback on various aspects of the coursework, and finally, participants will be guided in carrying out an individual open science task that is relevant to their research and/or career planning, with a deadline two weeks after the course finishes.

This online course is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, internationally and will run on a Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and all day Friday, for the three weeks. Exact dates are yet to be confirmed, but planned for the last quarter of 2021 and course registration will be opening in October 2021. You will receive a certificate of completion on submitting your coursework.

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