Coordinated by the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Open Badge Ecosystem for the Recognition of skills in Research Data management and sharing, for short OBERRED, is an Erasmus + KA2 Project started in September 2019 (2019-1-FR01-KA203-063056). The project is at a crossroads of two strategic directions advocated by the European Union: the promotion of Open Science in its more advanced aspect and Open Education (MOOCs). The digitization of scientific activity puts in crisis the conventional procedures of communication of the research results that are focused on publication. This multi-faceted crisis promotes the need for openness in terms of interoperability and freedom of access fostering the transition to Open Science.

In the context of Open Science, sharing data generated or used by research teams represents a new area that implies new competencies and it becomes now necessary to identify, evidentiate and accredit those new skills towards stakeholders of scientific research. The Open Badges are a method of accreditation adapted to the field of transversal skills of Open Science and within it, particularly the skills required by the Research Data Management (RDM), multiple skills, complex, that mobilize various technical knowledge and associate different professions of the scientific field, professions themselves renewed by the digitization of the objects of science.