Skills and competencies related to data literacy and data management are indispensable in today’s data-intensive research environment, both in STEM, as well as in the humanities and social sciences. In recent years, there has been a significant shift in scientific communication towards open science, and many new approaches, tools and technologies have emerged, enabling a research process that goes beyond the traditional way of research. Open science has the potential to lead researchers to an open, collaborative, transparent, reproducible and, therefore, effective research process.
In the University of Maribor Open Science Summer School course, 21 domestic and foreign lecturers offered 40 international students and young researchers the opportunity to learn and develop skills in the areas of ethics in research, copyright issues and licensing of research outputs, including software, research data management, open access to research results, the use of open research infrastructure, supercomputing resources and the European Open Science Cloud. Through lectures and workshops, the summer school enabled a deeper understanding of these topics and an insight into valuable practical experience.