Set yourself and your research apart by leveling-up with new skills that funders now demand for Open Science. Our Foundational Open Science Skills (FOSS) is a weeklong, camp-style training on computational research with the latest technology, full lifecycle data management, and collaboration skills.
FOSS prepares researchers to meet and exceed the growing expectations of funding agencies, publishers, and research institutions for scientific reproducibility, data accessibility, and advanced analytics in the ever-evolving research data-scape.
FOSS is a modular, one-week intensive training that provides both ‘the big picture’ of why and how to do open science, as well as simple, step-by-step explanations of the resources available, with customization so you can determine which resources are best suited for your project’s needs.
Come on your own or as a team. FOSS is geared toward helping PIs make and implement decisions on computational approaches, lab policies, collaboration, and hiring and identifying areas for future training.
Upon completion of FOSS, you will have year-long access to CyVerse assistance and mentoring to help you reinforce and successfully implement skills that you have learned. CyVerse staff will provide assistance with questions related to any of the topics covered, including setting up your open source tools, resources, workflows, documentation, and pre-publication preparations. Post-camp support will include monthly follow-up calls with CyVerse staff for a “health check” on your progress, to troubleshoot any issues you encounter in implementing FOSS in your lab/project(s), and to provide feedback on your funding proposals to help make them more competitive.
Tuition varies by your institution type. See below for attendance fee breakdown.
Scholarships for NSF-BIO PIs: If you are currently funded by NSF-BIO or intend to apply for NSF-BIO funding over the next year, tuition is waived (a limited number of scholarships for U.S. citizens are available).
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FOSS camp tuition does not include room, board, or transportation. Lodging options include AirBnB or hotels in the area. Local transportation options include Uber and Lyft, and well as various rental car companies, Tu-go bike sharing and SunLink modern streetcar throughout campus and nearby downtown; and free UA CatTran shuttle on campus.
There is a group rate available at the Aloft Tucson University. Book your group rate for FOSS.
The University of Arizona
Monday, February 17, 9 am – Friday, February 21, 12 noon
“I went to FOSS as a molecular biologist equipped with only a decent understanding of Excel and the goal of doing my own data analysis. FOSS definitely brought informatics into an approachable realm – I'm now comfortable learning new computational strategies on my own, reaching out to others to find help when needed, coding in R, and navigating Stack Overflow like a boss!”
– Rebecca Murphy
Chair and Assoc. Professor
Department of Biology
Centenary College of Louisiana
"The FOSS instructors were great! Knowledgeable, helpful, and communicated very effectively with an open science novice like me. After FOSS, I'm able to improve the reproducibility of my students' data analyses and teach data management more confidently. I'm starting to incorporate open science into my courses to bring them into the 21st century."
– Elena Ortiz
Professor of Biosciences
Maricopa Community Colleges