Events, Initiatives & Training

The move from being aware of open research to applying open research practices is not something that can happen overnight.

Knowledge and skills development is essential to support openness, transparency and reproducibility throughout the research process and help create the cultural change that open research requires.

The Open Research Team offers training via the Researcher KnowHow programme and this programme is growing.

However, there are many other events and training opportunities, some researcher led, some very discipline specific.

This page aims to link to all the training available across the University and opportunities provided elsewhere. Please get in touch if you would like to add details of the training you provide to this page.

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Researcher Knowhow

The Researcher KnowHow events programme covers a wide variety of topics delivered by University of Liverpool Library staff and academic colleagues that will be of interest to PhD students, postdocs, early career researchers and established researchers. The June/July 2022 programme runs from 8th June to 1st July. For further details and to register go to our web page



The UKRN is a national peer-led consortium that aims to ensure the UK retains its place as a centre for world-leading research. They do this by investigating the factors that contribute to robust research, promoting training activities, and disseminating best practice. Their series of Primers are particularly useful, addressing the “What, Why, How “of many aspects of open research.

Open Research Calendar

Open Research Calendar

The Open Research Calendar is a community-powered tool created to serve the open research community in collating worldwide open research events into one database. Most of these events are open to all and free.

Orion Open Science

ORION open science

The ORION project has developed training content for researchers and professional staff at funding agencies and research performing organisations on RRI and Open Science concepts, practices and tools. All training materials are free to use, details are on their website or you can download the material from Zenodo.  They developed the ORION MOOC 2.0 for Open Science in the Life Sciences.



This is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to databases and data policies.

FAIR Cookbook

FAIR cookbook

Created by researchers and data manager professionals, the FAIR Cookbook is an online resource for the Life Sciences with recipes that help you to make and keep data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).



The FOSTER portal is an e-learning platform that brings together the best training resources for those who need to know more about Open Science, or need to develop strategies and skills for implementing Open Science practices in their daily workflows. Here you will find a growing collection of training materials. There are free open science modules and recordings of previous events.