ORION Open Educational Resources on Zenodo

All the Open Science training resources and materials created by the ORION project are freely available as part of a Zenodo collection. Here they can be downloaded and reused by anyone under a CC-BY license. https://zenodo.org/communities/orionmooc_resources/

The ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences

This online course will help researchers to share their science with the world! Six easily digestible modules will explore different aspects of Open Science and allow researchers in life sciences to gain a certificate in Open Science. The modules are on Data Management, FAIR Data, Open Access and Publishing, and...

D4.1 Optimised offline and online trainings

Since the beginning of the project, WP4 has been building online and offline trainings in Open Science and RRI. This process has included a gap analysis of existing training in European Life Science institutes, pilot workshops for funders and researchers, and finally optimised workshops which offer a flexible yet consistent...

Open Science and the Science-Society Relationship

Link to the paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12115-019-00361-w Abstract: Nowadays, the prevailing trend in the science-society relationship is to engage with the broader public, which is beneficial for the public, scientific institutes, scientific findings, and the legitimacy of science as a whole. This article provides a broad review of the rapidly growing research...

Case Studies

Here are 3 case studies that can be used in short workshops to stimulate discussion about open science principles and practical actions. The case studies outline 3 scenarios loosely tied to aspects of open access, open data, and public engagement. The scenarios are composites of real life situations and dilemmas...


The podcast is hosted by Luiza Bengtsson, Emma Harris, and Zoe Ingram from the Communications department at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC). On behalf of the ORION project, Luiza, Emma, and Zoe have been developing a whole range of training resources about Open Science for researchers, including workshops and online materials. The podcast is intended to be an easy and entertaining way to learn more about Open Science and research.

D2.3 Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countries

Our survey Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countries shows that interest in life sciences research is generally high among citizens and that the three most accepted purposes of using genome editing are related to the medical field. 6000 persons were interviewed in this pan-European study which...

Open Science Researcher Checklist

How can you make your science more open? The ORION training team has developed a step-by-step checklist for researchers to assess where they can make changes to open science practices in their day-to-day research.


15 brief, informative, and easy-to-understand one-page factsheets on Open Science topics: 1. Biohacking and DIYBio Research 2. Career Benefits of Open Science 4. Commercialisation of Research 5. Communicating Animal Research 6. Crowd Science 7. Research Data Management 8. Open Access 9. Open Research Data 10. Open Source and Software 11....

D3.1 Menu of co-creation methods

The menu of co-creation tools was designed to provide support and ideas to ORION partners and the wider community in facilitating co-creation experiments. It was developed through desk research and consultation with research funding and performing organisations already participating or hosting co-creation experiments.