STARS EU provides training to its members on Open Science and Open Data

One of STARS EU’s priorities is to promote open science through the extensive use of open data. In fact, these topics are part of one of the work packages of the European project that the alliance has been developing since July 2023, when it was designated European University.

For this reason, it has launched an online training programme on these topics, which will take place on 19, 22, 24 and 26 April, given by two renowned specialists in the field of open data: Eloy Rodrigues, form University of Minho (Portugal), and Ángel Delgado, from University Pablo de Olavide (Spain).

This training is specifically designed for STARS EU members responsible for Open Science and Open Data, although the sessions will be streamed, so they can also be followed by people from the allied universities interested in these topics. Details on how to follow the sessions are available on the STARS EU website.

Among other topics, the training will cover general aspects of open sciecne and open data; research data management; legal and ethical issues; models of publication and communication; and a practical session as a closure of this programme.


Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Libraries. Has been working on repositories, Open Access and Open Science for almost two decades, having established University of Minho institutional repository in 2003, and coordinating the UMinho team which works on RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Science Repositories) since 2008.

At international level, he has being working on several EU funded projects (like OpenAIRE and FOSTER) related with Open Access and Open Science and is member of the European University Association Expert Group on Open Science. Eloy was the Chair of the Executive Board of COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories from 2015 to 2021, and in that role contributed actively to Next Generation Repositories initiative, the Pubfair conceptual model and the ongoing Notify Project, in which he is one of the Principal Investigators.

Eloy is currently member of the Executive Board of OpenAIRE and of the Advisory Committee ofSciELO Portugal.

Ángel Delgado holds a degree in Humanities from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide and a degree in Documentation from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He holds a Master’s degree in Libraries and Digital Information Services from the Universidad Carlos III. He works as Head of Learning and Research Support Services at the Library/CRAI of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

He trains and provides support on issues related to digital research methods, open science, and scientific evaluation and publication, both to researchers, researchers and publishers of academic publications. He provides advice on scientific evaluation tasks to evaluators and decision makers. He has given numerous courses on these subjects to researchers and professionals of research support services in various institutions. He is an assistant professor in the Library and Information Science Department at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, in Seville, where he is also Coordinator of the Official Master’s Degree in Digital History and Humanities.

He also directs the University Expert Degree in Research Support Services: information, data, evaluation and scientific publication.