What is Open Science
ORION’s vision is to “incorporate” the principles of Open Science and the rules of responsible research and innovations, which are:
into to rules of management, processes and procedures of organizations financing and implementing research activities.
ORION’s activities are primarily targeted at organizations working in the field of natural sciences and biomedicine.
We will seek to identify driving mechanisms and barriers, interests and values, but also to implement “experiments” by involving citizens in research projects, new research strategies, new types of funding and creation of training materials.
In the course of the implementation of the project several target groups will be interconnected:
All materials and training documents created within ORION will be freely accessible to all interested parties within the open access approach.
Fundamental elements of the project
What is RRI
RRI, or “Responsible Research and Innovation”, seeks to coordinate processes, research and innovation outcomes with society’s values, needs and expectations. This requires direct involvement and engagement of many parties, including active public involvement in the processes associated with research and innovations.
The competition is designed for students of master’s and doctoral degree programs of universities in Brno. Both Czech and foreign students as long as they and their projects meet the established competition domains.
The acquisition of the financial attribution is a great benefit of the winning projects. The purpose of this support is education of usage of Open Science principles in common perception and everyday use in the research and scientific work of young students who are then able to infiltrate these principles to scientific, respectively laic society. Through the financial support, we give the scholarship holder the space to fully engage in the work on the project.
The supervisor mentioned in the application will be remunerated for a proffesional consultation of procedures and project solution up to CZK 20,000.
The support of openness in life science and biomedical disciplines is based on the conditions of the grant provider for the ORION project and freely follows the strategy of the South-Moravian region to create a place suitable for the development of the knowledge economy in accordance with the concentration of corporate development centers and public research institutions in South-Moravian region.
The competition is open and its rules do not provide any quotas of recipients for partner universities, faculties or institutes whose student are intended to participate.
The competition project is submitted and communicated in English.
The grant is provided by the European Union and financed by the Research and Development Horizon 2020 Programme, Grant agreement No. 741527 and is effective from May 2017 to April 2021.
Conditions for participation in the competition
Important! As a candidate, you must complete the registration conditions along the duration of the scholarship (i.e by a full time student).
An ideal candidate?
Candidates register themselves in the competition here on this website (the orange link below) from November 15th 2018 till January 15th, 2019. Applications consist of a candidate’s CV, a description of the scientific project and meeting with a supervisor and familiarization with the background of the project.
The competition has three rounds
The dates of each round can be found in the competition time schedule.
Important note: based on the feed-back from applicants and applicant institutions a change in the applicants ´status is introduced in favour of applicants: it is acceptable to change your student status during the duration of the project from full time to part time.
Basic information about the ORION programme can be found at www.orion-openscience.eu. Follow us on Twitter: @orion_opensci
In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Project partners together with JCMM are:
Regional supporters of the projects:
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