Open Seeds OLS-7 graduations and apply now for Open Seeds OLS-8!

- Bérénice, Emmy, Malvika, Yo

Photo by Mathias Jensen on Unsplash

Open Seeds participants of OLS-7 are graduating this week! Read on to find out how you can attend Open Seeds OLS-7 graduation calls to celebrate and learn more about their work, and how you can join as a participant in the next cohort, Open Seeds OLS-8.

Open Seeds OLS-7 graduations: you’re invited!

Around 50 individuals with 30 projects from all around the world participated in OLS-7 (see our projects and participants). We have reached the 16th week of the Open Seeds Mentoring and Training Programme. Our participants have learnt from the OLS team, their mentors, experts, facilitators, and peers about open research practices, reflected deeply and practised open skills in their own communities and contexts, and grew their ideas and projects. We have admired their commitment towards open science as they built their projects and networks. We are immensely proud that Open Seeds OLS-7 participants are graduating this week and taking the next steps as open leaders and ambassadors of open research.

In their graduation sessions, they will present and share their work with the wider community. We sincerely invite everyone to join, to learn more about project leads’ journeys, celebrate their work, ask questions, and explore new ideas and collaborations!

You are invited to the watch party of two Open Seeds graduation calls, which will be live-streamed on YouTube!

The recording will be made available on YouTube beyond the live event for those who can’t attend in real time.

We especially welcome you if you are:

Call for application for Open Seeds OLS-8 is NOW OPEN!

Interested in applying for the next round? Please submit your application via OpenReview

Important note: The hard deadline for application submission is July 07, 2023. Please register on Open Review before 1 July, as all OpenReview accounts are approved manually.

Meanwhile, if you have any further questions or any advice that might be helpful, please email the OLS team (

All the best. We can’t wait to read your project proposals!