Objectives and competences

Open science is a term encompassing numerous practices that change how research is done with the aim of making the entire scientific information cycle more transparent, collaborative and open to society as a whole. These new practices define a new environment that calls for new profiles to accompany research staff. They further give rise to the need to design new procedures and organize the necessary infrastructure for them. Due to this changing landscape, there is a growing demand for training and upskilling for the staff involved in research support that this course aims to meet.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat d'Informació i Mitjans Audiovisuals
Branch of knowledge
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 700,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:18/10/2023
ManagmentBorrego Huerta, Ángel
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:No

Objectives and competences


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Organize and implement the updating of research support services in keeping with new demands.
- Respond to queries from research staff related to working methods, research data management and the publication of results consistent with the principles of open science.
- Design informative campaigns and training actions in open science for research staff.
- Analyse the open-science requirements in calls for competitive research grants and scientific output evaluation processes.
- Provide support for the formulation of institutional policies on open science.
- Assess the degree to which a given institution is aligned with open science as it is reflected in the research policies and resources of institutions, governments, associations and international organizations.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Staff working in areas related to assessment, research support and knowledge management in:
- University and research libraries.
- Management units in research institutes, centres and facilities.
- Management of university and research centres.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat d'Informació i Mitjans Audiovisuals
Melcior de Palau, 140

08104 - Barcelona
Email address:sed.informacio.audiovisuals@ub.edu

For further enquiries

Address:Ángel Borrego
Melcior de Palau, 140

08014 - Barcelona
Email address:borrego@ub.edu