Niklas Morberg (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Purpose: Training for early stage researchers and young leaders interested in furthering their Open Science skills
Outcome: Ambassadors for Open Science practice, training and education across multiple European and international bioinformatics communities.
Process: A 15-week mentoring & training program, based on the Mozilla Open Leader program, helping participants in becoming Open Science ambassadors by using three principles:
The vision of Open Life Science program is to strengthen Open Science skills for early stage researchers and young leaders in life science.
At the end of the program, our participants will be able to:
|Week||Call type||Duration||Date||Topic||Rough Agenda|
|1||Mentor||30 min||Week of January 20, 2020||Meet your mentor!||Meet each other and discuss your personal motivation, expectations, working practices and project goals|
|2||Cohort||90 min||January 29, 2020 (2pm CET)||Welcome to Open Life Science!||Meet other members of your cohort, Share project vision, Intro to working openly (open canvas)|
|3||Mentor||30 min||Week of February 3, 2020||Meet your mentor!||Discuss assignments from the cohort call & concrete implementations|
|4||Cohort||90 min||February 12, 2020 (7pm CET)||Tooling and roadmapping for Open projects||Working with GitHub as a community hub: Markdown as a tool to make websites, Licence, Goals and Roadmap, Contributors, Code of Conduct|
|5||Mentor||30 min||Week of February 17, 2020||Meet your mentor!|
|(Optional) Cohort||60 min||February 19, 2020 (2pm CET)||GitHub Tutorial|
|6||Cohort||90 min||February 26, 2020 (2pm CET)||Open Science I: Project Development||Developing Open Projects: Open-Source, Software, Hardware, Data|
|7||Mentor||30 min||Week of March 2, 2020||Meet your mentor!|
|8||Cohort||90 min||March 11, 2020 (7pm CET)||Open Science II: Knowledge Dissemination||Sharing Open Project: Preprint publications, DOI and citation, Open protocols, Open Education & Training|
|9||Mentor||30 min||Week of March 16, 2020||Meet your mentor!|
|10||Cohort||90 min||March 25, 2020 (2pm CET)||Designing & Empowering for inclusivity||Personas and pathways for contributors, Implicit bias & mental health care, Community interactions & Ally-skill|
|11||(Optional) Cohort||90 min||April 1, 2020 (7pm CET)||Career Guidance Call|
|12||Mentor||30 min||Week of April 6, 2020||Meet your mentor!||Invite an expert with mentor|
|13||Cohort||90 min||April 15, 2020 (2pm CET)||Giving feedback & Project Review (preparation and practice)||Giving feedback, Preparation of final presentation|
|14||Mentor||30 min||Week of April 20, 2020||Meet your mentor!||Preparation for the final demos|
|15||Cohort||90 min||April 29, 2020 (7pm CET)||Final presentations & congratulations!||2-minute demos of each project (Audience: entire community & public, Open and recorded call)|
Cohort and mentor-only calls: The calls will be hosted online using the Zoom web-conferencing option.
Link for the calls will be shared for each meeting separately.
Mentee-mentor calls: You can use the online communication options that both mentor and mentee agree to use. A few options to explore are the following:
If you can’t make it to a call:
If you have to miss a call, please write your name in the cohort note under “apologies”.
The cohorts calls will be recorded each week and sent out with the review emails.
If a mentor has to miss a mentee-mentor meeting, please discuss it with your mentee and reschedule your call.
If you are unable to make it to any slot together, please find other ways (asynchronous documentation) to interact with your mentee.
Mentors advice and inspire
Becoming a mentor can be frightening. Mentors will be then guided specially via a mentoring training with 4 calls. Our mentors will gain mentoring skills (active listening, effective questioning, giving feedback) via mentoring training to learn to celebrate successes and approach challenges in mentoring.
Full cohort meetings
As a community we welcome everyone, and encourage a friendly and positive environment.
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants within the community, as well as steps to reporting unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from the community.
Our open source community strives to:
Be friendly and patient.
Be welcoming: We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
Be considerate: Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we’re a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else’s primary language.
Be respectful: Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
Be careful in the words that we choose: We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to: Violent threats or language directed against another person, Discriminatory jokes and language, Posting sexually explicit or violent material, Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”), Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms, Unwelcome sexual attention, Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior, Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
Try to understand why we disagree: Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. Diversity contributes to the strength of our community, which is composed of people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.
We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.
Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.
If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please report it by contacting the organisers - Bérénice, Malvika and Yo. (email@example.com).
To report an issue involving one of the members, please email one of the members individually (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
All reports will be handled with discretion. In your report please include:
Your contact information.
Names (real, nicknames, or pseudonyms) of any individuals involved. If there are additional witnesses, please include them as well. Your account of what occurred, and if you believe the incident is ongoing. If there is a publicly available record (e.g. a mailing list archive or a public IRC logger), please include a link.
Any additional information that may be helpful.
After filing a report, a representative will contact you personally, review the incident, follow up with any additional questions, and make a decision as to how to respond. If the person who is harassing you is part of the response team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. If the complaint originates from a member of the response team, it will be handled by a different member of the response team. We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse.
This code of conduct is based on the Open Code of Conduct from the TODOGroup.