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Open Science Fellows Program

The primary aim of the Fellows Program is to promote the gradual opening of science and to spread the principle of collaborative knowledge production in accordance with the Wikipedia model. The program is geared toward young scientists and academics from all disciplines who want to make their own research and teaching open and usable. The Fellows Program supports the Fellows over a period of eight months and consists of four components: qualification, mentoring, financial support and networking & visibility..

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Open Science Fellows Program

The Open Science Fellows Program is a joint project of Wikimedia Deutschland, the Stifterverband, and the Volkswagen Foundation. It is aimed at doctoral students (m/f), post-docs (m/f), and junior professors (m/f) who want to promote their research in an open manner. As scientific partners, the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) of Freie Universität Berlin and the Göttingen State and University Library are participating in the program by offering a range of training opportunities. The program seeks to make aspects of the scientific process such as methodology, research data, and publications openly accessible and usable. In this way, data and information are made available to the public – but also to other researchers – as a “knowledge commons.” A primary focus of the program is to strengthen the concept of ​Open Science and research within the meaning of Open Science, where transparency, reproducibility, and the comparability of scientific work are essential requirements. Above all, the program will facilitate the exchange and networking of active participants in the area of Open Science to advance the gradual dissemination of science and research. To this end, the program offers the opportunity to network with experts from different disciplines who offer insights into their open research practice. Questions, suggestions, and ideas about the program can be communicated via our discussion page.