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End of OLS-1 and OLS-2 Announcement post

End of OLS-1 and OLS-2 Announcement post

- yochannah, bebatut, malvikasharan

Graduation and final presentations - you're all invited!

Graduation and final presentations - you're all invited!

- yochannah, malvikasharan, bebatut

It’s been a long and exciting journey, from applications opening in October 2019, announcing selected applicants in early January, and kicking off the program’s first cohort call on the 29th of January. Since then we’ve had an amazing range of guest speakers from around the world, sharing their expertise on topics in the OLS syllabus, as well as a variety of breakout and discussion sessions, interspersed with mentor calls every other week. We wrapped up our learning calls with a cohort call on self care, ally skills, and careers.

COVID-19 and the Open Life Science Program

COVID-19 and the Open Life Science Program

- yochannah, malvikasharan

Like many other organisations, we’ll be posting a few short recommendations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, sharing advice for people participating in our program and ways we can act to minimise difficulties over the next few months.

Meet our first cohort of project leads and their mentors

Meet our first cohort of project leads and their mentors

- bebatut, malvikasharan, yochannah

We are excited to welcome this fantastic set of mentees who are not only located in different parts of the world, but also represent different identities and backgrounds, aim to address a wide range of questions in their field, and are motivated to bring a culture change in their areas. Many of them are long-standing Open Scientists who aim to use this opportunity to apply “Open by Design” principle in their projects through this program.

Revising our program with the help of Open Science Leaders

Revising our program with the help of Open Science Leaders

- malvikasharan, yochannah, bebatut

The Open Life Science program is offered to the researchers and potential academic leaders who want to become ambassadors for Life Science in their communities. Developed as a part of the Mozilla Open Leaders X, this 15-week long personal mentorship and cohort-based training enable sharing knowledge, connecting communities and empowering individuals involved in this program.

Curious what the difference is between Open Life Science and eLife Innovation leaders?

Curious what the difference is between Open Life Science and eLife Innovation leaders?

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We would like to draw the open science and research software communities’ attention to two of the Open Leaders programmes. Both programmes aim to equip participants with the knowledge and experience to lead their own projects openly through 1:1 mentorship and learning from peers, experts, speakers and other members in the programmes.

Digital Storytelling for Culture Change

Digital Storytelling for Culture Change

- malvikasharan

This post is the case study from my participation at the Mozilla Open Leaders Cohort 7 from January-May 2019

Open Science projects from Mozilla Open Leaders

Open Science projects from Mozilla Open Leaders

- bebatut

Our Open Life Science program is based on the Mozilla Open Leader program. Mozilla Open Leaders started 3.5 years ago to make openness the norm in innovation and research. We went through the rounds to find projects that would fit in our program, share them with you and show you the diversity of possibilities.

Our application to the OLx

Our application to the OLx

- bebatut, malvikasharan, yochannah

We (Malvika, Yo and Bérénice) applied in August 2019 for the Mozilla Open Leaders X and were accepted (thank you Abby!) in this great program to build the Open Life Science program. We enjoyed writing this application and we would like to share it in this post.