Course info

Course Overview

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This course is oriented towards the skills expected of the animator in the ecosystem Research Data Management (RDM) / Open Badges (OBs).

It assumes that the first two Moocs (Open Badges for Open Science and Basics of managing and sharing research data) have been completed and assimilated.

The role of the facilitators is to enable the emergence of OBs in their organisations. In concrete terms, their work will revolve around three roles:

  • Identifying actions related to the RDM that can be recognised by OBs; 
  • Explaining and convincing data management stakeholders of the desirability of issuing OBs; 
  • Supporting the implementation of OBs. 

Oberred project

This course was carried out in the context of the Oberred project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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Oberred is an acronym for Open Badge Ecosystem for the Recognition of Skills in Research Data Management and Sharing. The aim of the Oberred project is to create a practical guide that includes the technical specifics and issues of Open Badges, roles and skills related to RDM, and principles for the application of Open Badges to RDM.

Find out more about the Oberred project here:

Course structure

  • Lesson 1: Analysing local situations, finding opportunities
    • Who are the facilitators and what is expected from them? 
    • How to find RDM activities and opportunities in an organisation? 
  • Lesson 2: Explaining and convincing stakeholders 
    • Mastering the context and stakes of Open Science and RDM 
    • Basics of conviction techniques 
    • Applying conviction techniques
  • Lesson 3: Supporting organisations in the implementation of OBs in RDM
    • Mastering the basics of project management
    • Mastering the technical aspect of designing and delivering OBs

Learning Objectives

This course should enable you to consolidate the notions seen in previous courses (Understanding Open Badges and Basics of managing and sharing research data). It will also enable you to: 

  • Define the roles of a facilitator in the ecosystem 
  • Identify the activities and skills related to Research Data Management (RDM) 
  • Identify the main arguments for using OBs in an RDM process 
  • Be familiar with the main steps of project management Know the process for creating and issuing an OB

Certification and Additional Info

This course will give you an Open Badge to attest your competencies.

Use of content and licenses

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Course Structure

  • Lesson 1 - Analysing local situations, finding opportunities
  • Lesson 2 - Explaining and convincing stakeholders
  • Lesson 3 - Supporting OBs projects


Viet Jeannaud, EMMA Project

Urfist Méditerranée - Université Côte d'Azur


Nicolas Hochet

Urfist Méditerranée - Université Côte d'Azur



Inist CNRS

Yvette Lafosse, Pierrette Paillassard, Claire Sowinski, Coralie Wysoczynski
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


Marta Blaszczynska


Michel Roland


Tomasz Umerle


Beata Koper


Barbara Wachek