Basing on the collaboration between academic and non-academic partners from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, and Norway ISPAS’ overall objective is to develop new joint curricula of PhD courses. It will take place in both academic and non-academic surroundings to equip PhD candidates of the STEM Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities with competences and skills in the areas of open innovation and open science to facilitate their employment after graduation in and outside of academia.

The new joint curricula of PhD skills courses will address the recommendation of reinforcing tools, resources and guidance in education, training, employment and other learning settings to support people in managing their lifelong learning pathways. The development of the courses will be organized based on the quadruple helix model of collaboration where consortium’s academic partners collaborate with consortium’s non-academic partners, representatives of industry and public sector, and involve governmental representatives and citizens.


News & Anouncements

  • Open Science A to Z

    Instructor: Elena Giglia, Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin, Italy Location: Zoom, 25 places available

    The course consists of four modules, each lasts from 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.:

    13. October: Module 1: Why do we need open science? 14. October: Module 2: Open science - An alternative 21. October: Module 3: Open access in practice 22. October: Module 4: European policies and European Open Science Cloud

    University of

    Dear PhD candidates and postdocs,

    You are welcome to sign up for the course: Open Science

    Open Science A to Z is a comprehensive course aimed at giving participants a 360° view on open science, open access, and European policies on this topic. During the practice time, participants will get first-hand experience of some of the open science tools. Interaction between students and instructor will be enabled through Mentimeter.

    Learning objectives


    After completion of the course, the candidate:

    • Has in-depth understanding of the current scholarly communication system and its biases
    • Has in-depth understanding of the core principles of open science and open access
    • Has basic knowledge of data management and FAIR data
    • Has specific knowledge about the tools to properly do Open Science and Open Access in practice


    After completion of the course, the candidate:

    • Can discuss critically the current scholarly communication system
    • Can use Open Science and Open Access tools in order to open up the research workflow

    Please sign up here:

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  • Storytelling Workshop – Part II

    Be strategic in your job and in your life (4 modules of 4 hours each) Maximum 25 participants


    To be announced...

    Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo


    PUBLIC SPEAKING (in depth analysis of the different types of communication, focus on public speaking and on how to create a good story, the speech process).

    DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (in depth analysis of online communication, the types of public, basics of social media and how to create an editorial plan, focus on the professional use of LinkedIN, how to elaborate a successful communication strategy).

    STORYTELLING (in depth analysis of what storytelling is, the characteristics of storytelling, how to build a successful and engaging story regardless of its main topic).

    FONDAZIONE 1563 CASE STUDIES (Fondazione 1563 will be presenting a selection of three case studies focused on storytelling, starting from three projects that Fondazione has been developing in the last years, focused on digital humanities and cultural heritage).

    GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP The workshop aims to provide PhD students with knowledge and professional skills in terms of public speaking, digital communication - with a particular focus on social media, and on LinkedIN specifically - and storytelling, with the ultimate aim of providing them with the right tools to tell something about themselves and their research in different contexts (academic and non-academic) in a dynamic and engaging way, accessible to a general public and to a potential employer.

    The workshop includes both frontal lessons and moments of practical interaction, in which participants will have the opportunity to actively participate in some practical exercises.


    • Elisabetta Ballaira, Executive Director, Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura
    • Francesca Bocasso, Programma Humanities, Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura
    • Virginia Ciccone, Programma Humanities, Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura
    • Mariastella Circosta, Programma Humanities, Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura
    • Donatella Romano, digital communication specialist
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  • FAIR data basics

    Online event, 250 places available

    11 June 2021 10: 00 – 13:30
    16 June 2021 10:00 – 12:30
    18 June 2021 10:00 – 13:00

    University of Turin


    Framed within the context of the ISPAS Project, this course is addressed to all IDIBELL predoctoral researchers. This course focuses on data management, as “good research needs good data”.

    The modules will follow the three-step concept:

    1. manage your data
    2. make them FAIR, and
    3. if possible, make them open.


    Elena Giglia, PhD, Masters’ degree in Librarianship and Masters’ degree in Public Institutions Management, is Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin, Italy. She is a member of the Committee on Open Science at the Ministry for Higher Education and Research (MIUR). She was a member of several national Working Groups (Open Access working group at the Conference of Italian University Rectors, Italian Association for Open Science (AISA), and the Italian Open Science Support Group (IOSSG)).

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