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UCLA Library has announced seven groups of winners of the 2023 Lessons for Librarians in Open Science Principles and Methods initiative. The two-year program, which runs through 2024, is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

Administered by the UCLA Library Data Science Center, the initiative supports the development of open science skills for librarians by funding two cohorts to collaboratively create librarian-focused curriculum. Open science initiatives aim to make publicly funded research accessible to all by sidestepping paywalls, which restrict access.

“When librarians increase knowledge within the profession around the principles and practices of open science, they are able to provide instruction to researchers and can better support faculty by advocating and teaching the use of open and transparent techniques,” said Tim Dennis, director of the Data Science Center.

The Library selected seven outstanding groups of applicants for the first of its two cohorts. Winners will collaborate with the Data Science Center to develop seven comprehensive course modules on various Open Science topics. Each group will receive a grant of $5,000 and participate in lesson development technical workshops through October 2023.

Workshops follow guidelines from Carpentries Curriculum Development and the Collaborative Lesson Development Training program, enabling participants to gain essential skills for effective lesson creation and delivery.

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 cohort:

  • Understanding CARE Principles for Research Data; Ria Hamblett, Sarah Su, Duncan Loxton (University of Technology Sydney)

  • Research Community Outreach with Open Science Team Agreements; Samantha Teplitzky (University of California, Berkeley), Ariel Deardorff (University of California, San Francisco), Samantha Wilairat (Stanford University)

  • Open Science Hardware: An Introduction for Librarians; Julieta Arancio (Technical University Berlin, Germany)

  • A Path to Open, Inclusive, and Collaborative Science for Librarians; Irene Vazano (MetaDocencia, Argentina), Jessica Formoso (University of Buenos Aires)

  • Data Management (and Sharing) Plans for Librarians 101; Lena Bohman (Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell), Marla Hertz (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Daria Orlowska (Western Michigan University)

  • Open Qualitative Research; Nathaniel Porter (Virginia Tech)

  • Reproducible Research Workflows; Agata Bochynska (University of Oslo, Norway)

In late 2023, a call for applications to apply for the second cohort will be announced.

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