Project Details


FOSTER is a coordination initiative that aims to support the full range of stakeholders in the research lifecycle, but especially young researchers, in adopting Open Science principles (Open Access, Open Data, Open Note Book, Open Educational Resources, Social Media for dissemination of research results) in the context of the European Research Area (ERA) and in complying with the open access policies and rules of participation set out for Horizon 2020 (H2020).

FOSTER will focus on integrating Open Science principles and practice in the current research workflow by targeting the young researchers training environment. In addition, FOSTER will strengthen the institutional training capacity to maintain compliance with the open access policies in the ERA and H2020, and will facilitate the adoption, reinforcement and implementation of open access policies from other European funders, in line with the European Commission’s recommendation.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
DTU Civil Engineering
University of Minho (coordinator)
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Stichting Eifl.Net
Stichting Sparc Europe
Stichting Liber
University of Glasgow
Delft University of Technology
The Open University
University of Warsaw
Consortium Universitaire de Publications Numeriques (COUPERIN)
University of Edinburgh

The project is funded by EU, Horizon 2020.
Effective start/end date01/02/201431/07/2016

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • University of Warsaw (Project partner)
  • Stichting Sparc Europe (Project partner)
  • CSIC (Project partner)
  • Stichting Eifl.Net (Project partner)
  • Consortium Universitaire de Publications Numeriques (COUPERIN) (Project partner)
  • University of Edinburgh (Project partner)
  • University of Glasgow (Project partner)
  • Delft University of Technology (Project partner)
  • University of Minho (Project partner)
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Project partner)
  • The Open University (Project partner)
  • Stichting Liber (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • open science
  • visibility
  • citations
  • reuse of research
  • impact
  • open access
  • open data
  • open notebook science
  • open code


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  • An open science peer review oath

    Aleksic, J., Adrian Alexa, A. A., Attwood, T. K., Hong, N. C., Dahlö, M., Davey, R., Dinkel, H., Förstner, K. U., Grigorov, I., Hériché, J-K., Lahti, L., MacLean, D., Markie, M. L., Molloy, J., Schneider, M. V., Scott, C., Smith-Unna, R. & Vieira, B. M., 2015, In: F1000Research. 3, p. 1-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
    822 Downloads (Pure)
  • Data Science Training for Librarians

    Ekstrøm, J. & Elbæk, M. K., 3 Nov 2015. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterCommunication

    Open Access
    263 Downloads (Pure)
  • Open Marine Science

    Grigorov, I., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch