PhD on Track: Open Science as a new track

Keywords: PhD on Track, Open Science

Abstract

PhD on Track is a web resource aimed primarily at PhD candidates and early career researchers. The ambition is to provide an accessible point of departure for beginning researchers related to searching and reviewing scholarly literature, and to sharing and publishing reports and data.

It can be challenging for new candidates (or even for experienced researchers) to find their way in the tangle of new guidelines and practices on openness, data management, publishing, and adjoining issues. PhD on Track is intended to help, by collecting and organising in one resource, providing an overview of the most essential information. In our poster, we wish to focus on recent major revisions to the resource, and in particular on the new module Open Science. Revisions were made in response to important developments regarding new national and international guidelines on open publishing and data management, and in open science in general. PhD on Track, and the new Open Science module in particular, collects and organises relevant information – and discusses some of the fundamental issues on open access publishing, open archives, research data, and data management, including how to make data management plans and how to handle sensitive data. There are also sections on pre-registration, research ethics, copyright issues, and research assessment.

PhD on Track is an open, freely available resource that was originally launched in 2013, as a co-operation between Norwegian and Danish institutions. From 2017, it is operated by 6 Norwegian institutions: the four university libraries in Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim, and Tromsø, in addition to the libraries at NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. While PhD on Track provides more detail on Norwegian policies and guidelines, it has been designed with an international audience in mind. It will be relaunched in the autumn of 2018.

Author Biographies

Hege Charlotte Faber, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU University Library

Hege Charlotte Faber is senior research librarian at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU University Library, Library Section for Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. She has a doctoral degree, and is subject librarian in classical studies, philosophy, history of art, and art & media studies.

Fredrik Andersen Kavli, NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library
Fredrik Kavli is research librarian at NHH Norwegian School of Economics Library. His working areas are Cristin, copyright, teaching and bibliometrics.
Michael Grote, University of Bergen Library
Michael Grote is senior research librarian at University of Bergen Library. He has a doctoral degree, and is subject librarian for German language, literary studies and philosophy.
Torstein Låg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library, Psychology and Law Library
Torstein Låg is senior research librarian at UiT The Arctic University of Norway Library, Psychology and Law Library. He has a doctoral degree, and is subject librarian for psychology and psychiatry.
Published
2018-11-20