University of Turin


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 the topic.

During the practice time, participants will get first-hand experience of some of the tools.

The interaction will be provided through Mentimeter.



After completion of the course, the candidate:

  • Has an in-depth understanding of the current scholarly communication system and its biases
  • Has an in-depth understanding of the core principles of Open Science and Open Access
  • Has the basics 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


  • Elena Giglia, Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin, Italy


Founded in 1404, the University of Turin (UniTo) is one of the largest and most prestigious Italian universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.

Hosting over 79.000 students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment. There are 22 libraries spread over 32 locations. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as “Cesare Lombroso” – Criminal Anthropology Museum and “Luigi Rolando” – Human Anatomy Museum are well known. With reference to PhD education, the University of Torino manages 35 PhD programmes and around 1,000 PhD candidates.

As for internationalization, UniTo is involved in about 500 cooperation agreements with institutions all around the world (South America, Mediterranean countries, India and China, in addition to Europe), including joint educational programs at undergraduate and doctoral level. UniTo manages roughly 500 projects per year, both at the national and international level. The long record of participation of UniTo in the EU strategic research agenda results from 115 FP7 funded research projects and 163 H2020 funded research projects, among which 35 coordinated projects, 13 ERC, 38 Marie Curie Actions (28 running), and 9 Research Infrastructures grants.

Learning Materials

The following course materials are available in ISPAS Zenodo community. All files are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License.

Learning material Access
Recordings of the 4 modules on Open Science for PhDs  DOI
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